Post-operative instructions: sinus lift
The roots of upper back teeth often extend into the sinus, and a communication of the mouth and to the sinus may exist following extractions in these regions. The opening is usually temporary and closes as the extraction heals. When you drink fluids, liquid may accumulate in the sinus and may be discharged from the nose. The discharge is often discolored by blood, and this occurrence is normal.
To allow the opening to close normally and prevent complications, please follow the instructions listed below:
- Do not create suction by smoking or drinking through a straw for 4 days.
- Try to suppress sneezing. To prevent the buildup of pressure, keep the mouth open when sneezing.
- Do not forcefully blow your nose to clear the sinus or nasal passages; use a decongestant as prescribed for 5–7 days.
- Take all medications as directed.
- Return for office follow-up appointments so that the area can be monitored.
If you have any questions, please call the office prior to your next visit.