.  2021 Dec;25(4):201-208. 10.32542/implantology.2021021.

Management of Sinus Infection After Immediate Implant Placement with Sinus Lift (Lateral Approach): Case Report

  • 1Doctoral Student, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
  • 2Specialist, BYseokgye Dental Clinic, Nowon, Korea
  • 3Assistant Professor of Department of Dentistry(Oral&maxillofacial surgery), Dongsan medical center, Keimyung university, School of medicine, Dalseogu, Dalgubeoldaero, Daegu, Korea


This report describes the case of a patient who underwent acute sinus infection af ter dental implant placement with sinus lif t. The implant was placed at the right maxillary second molar area, and the sinus lif t with lateral approach was performed. Af ter one week, acute sinusitis was caused in the right maxillary sinus. Af ter the fixture and infected material were removed, sinus irrigation, membrane repair, and implant placement were performed simultaneously. This article reports a complication by iatrogenic cause of a routinely performed dental implant procedure and discusses management of sinusitis occurring by membrane perforation.


Immediate implant; Perforation; Schneiderian membrane; Sinusitis; Sinus lif t
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