After Sinus Grafting
If you have a condition which resulted in a sinus graft, the general postoperative instructions still apply, but several additional points should be emphasized.
Do not blow your nose- gently wipe if necessary.
If you must sneeze, do so with your mouth open to avoid any unnecessary pressure on the sinus area.
Do not smoke or use smokeless tobacco. Smoking greatly inhibits healing, especially in the sinus graft.
Do not take liquids in through a straw. (Avoid sucking and spitting)
Do not lift or pull up on your lip to look at stitches; this may actually create damage and tear the stitches.
Do not lie flat on your back; prop your head with 1-2 pillows while healing.
Take your antibiotics as directed and until finished.
If you feel congested you may need to use antihistamine. If you do, use over-the-counter medicine.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at Cohen Surgical Arts Phone Number 973-627-6006.