Sinus Grafting Instructions

For several days after the procedure, you may experience some bleeding from the nose. If this happens, breathe through your mouth, and place pressure on both sides of the nose. Remain still in a sitting position until the bleeding stops. Do not blow your nose. If you have the urge to sneeze, try to sneeze with your mouth open to minimize unnecessary pressure on the sinus area.

For three days after the surgery, avoid doing any of the following as it can disrupt clotting, slow the healing process and open the incisions:

  • Do not poke at, disturb or touch the incision sites
  • Do not lift/pull on the lip to look at the sutures
  • Do not rinse hard
  • Do not spit
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not use a straw or purse your lips in any manner that will cause suction
  • Do not use a commercial mouthwash
  • Do not drink carbonated beverages
  • Do not use an oral irrigating device

You may have been prescribed some or a combination of any of the following medications:

  • Decongestant
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Narcotics
  • Antibiotics
  • Steroids
  • Antiseptic rinse

Avoid doing any of the following for the next eight to ten days or until the sutures are removed:

  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Using a straw
  • Lifting or pulling on lip to look at sutures
  • Pressing on the cheek or the jaw over the area of surgery
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