After Sinus Surgery


Sinus Precautions

Because of the close relationship between upper back teeth and the sinus, a communication between the sinus and mouth sometimes results from surgery. That communication has occurred in your case, which often heals slowly and with difficulty. Certain precautions will assist healing and we ask that you faithfully follow these instructions after sinus surgery:

  1. Take prescriptions as directed.
  2. Do not forcefully spit.
  3. Do not use a straw.
  4. 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.
  5. Try not to sneeze; it will cause undesired sinus pressure. If you must sneeze, keep your mouth open.
  6. Eat only soft foods, always try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth.
  7. Do not rinse vigorously for several days. Gentle salt water swishes may be used.

Bleeding After Sinus Surgery

Slight bleeding from the nose is not uncommon for several days after your sinus surgery.

Please keep our office advised of any changes in your condition, especially if drainage or pain increases. It is important that you keep all future appointments until this situation has resolved. On occasion, additional surgery may be required. If you have any questions or concerns, please to not hesitate to contact us.

For information regarding other surgical instructions, please review this page.


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