Anything that causes pressure in your nasal cavity must be avoided. Please do not blow your nose or sneeze holding your nose but sneeze with your mouth open to reduce the pressure in your sinus. Do not play musical instruments which require blowing for at least 6 weeks.
Do not smoke. Smoking dramatically increases the risk of bone graft and sinus augmentation failure.
Some discomfort is normal after surgery. Analgesic tablets may be taken under your dentist’s direction.
It is normal for patients to experience swelling in the affected area and some patients also experience bleeding from their nose or mouth. To prevent swelling, apply an ice pack or a cold towel to the outside of your face. You may also experience bruising to the cheek and even neck; this is normal and will heal in time (occasionally some weeks).
Please take the prescribed antibiotics as directed to help prevent infection.
Keeping your mouth clean after surgery is essential to reduce the risk of infection. Start salt water rinses the day following your procedure. Use one-half teaspoon of salt dissolved in a glass of warm water and gently rinse with portions of the solution. Repeat as often as you like, but at least four to five times daily and always after eating for the next five days.
Do not brush the teeth in the area of surgery for 48 hours. When brushing, be very gentle.
Do not wear a denture until the numbness in the area is gone.