Because of the close relationship between upper back teeth and the sinus, a communication between the sinus and the mouth sometimes results from surgery. Certain precautions will assist healing and we ask that you faithfully follow these instructions:
- Take prescriptions as directed.
- Do not forcefully spit for several days.
- Do not smoke for several days.
- Do no a use a straw for several days.
- Do not forcefully blow your nose for at least two weeks, even though your sinus may feel stuffy or there may be some nasal drainage.
- Try not to sneeze, it will cause undesired sinus pressure. If you must sneeze, it will cause undesired sinus pressure. If you must sneeze, keep your mouth open.
- Eat only soft foods for several days, always trying to chew on the opposite side of your mouth.
- Do not rinse vigorously for several days. Gentle salt water swishes may be used.
- No blowing of a balloon or instruments.
- Keep head slightly elevated.
Slight bleeding from the nose is not uncommon for several days.
It is desired that your recovery be as smooth and pleasant as possible. Following these instructions will assist you, but if you have any questions please feel free to call our office or for more information check our website at www.northernoralsurgeons.com