Sinus Instructions

There is a close relationship to the sinus and the upper back teeth. Many times when a tooth is extracted, it will leave a small communication between the mouth and the sinus. This was the situation in your case. Therefore. It is important to follow these instructions:

  • Take all prescriptions as directed.
  • Over the Counter Decongestant (Sudafed) or Afrin Nasal Spray
  • Antibiotics
  • Avoid any Positive Pressure in your mouth.
  • Refrain from blowing your nose for two weeks.
  • Try not to sneeze. If a sneeze is unavoidable, keep your mouth open and do not close your nose.
  • Do not use a straw or smoke for two weeks.
  • Do not blow a musical Instrument.
  • Eat soft food for several days – chewing on the opposite side as much as possible.
  • Do not rinse the mouth vigorously for several days.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not uncommon to have a slight amount of bleeding from the nose for several days. Keep your follow-up appointment. If you have any questions, please call our office.

For more information about Sinus Instructions or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ivey, call our St. Peters, MO office at First Capitol Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery Phone Number 636-928-7217 or use our online Appointment Request form.

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