Because of the close relationship between upper back teeth and the sinus, a communication between the sinus and the mouth sometimes results from surgery. This condition has occurred in your case, and may heal slowly and with difficulty. 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 not use a straw for several days.
- Do not forcefully blow your nose for at least 2 weeks, even though your sinuses may feel “stuffy” or there may be some nasal drainage.
- Try not to sneeze; it will cause undesired pressure. If you 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.
Slight bleeding from the nose is not uncommon for several days after surgery.
Please keep our office informed of any changes in your condition, especially if drainage or pain increases. It is important that you keep all future appointments until this condition has resolved.
If you have any questions about your progress please call our office at 501-623-4485.