Post-Op Surgical Instructions

Sinus Lift

Please follow these instructions for your post operative care:

  • Do NOT smoke.
  • Do NOT blow your nose.
  • Take your antibiotics as directed on the bottle.
  • On the day of surgery, take the pain medications as directed even if you are numb.
  • Ice should be used for the first 48 hours after surgery.
  • Use the ice pack for 20 min on then 20 min off.
  • It is okay to begin gently brushing the teeth on the day of surgery using a soft toothbrush. Avoid the surgical site.
  • Saltwater rinses begin the day after surgery (1/4 tsp in 8 oz of warm water three times a day for 5 min).
  • Mild oozing of blood is normal for 24-48 hrs.
  • Call the office if you have persistent heavy bleeding that does not stop with direct pressure.
  • Expect to see some bruising of the cheeks or around the eyes.
  • If you were given a prescription mouthwash use as directed on the bottle.
  • Keep a soft diet for a couple of days and chew on the opposite side.
  • The sutures will dissolve on their own in 7-10 days or will be removed at your follow-up appointment.

More questions?

Please review the attached PDF of our complete post-surgical instructions or call our office if you have further questions regarding your surgery.