Sinus Precaution Instructions                                                     Print this page

Because of the close relationship between your upper back teeth and the sinus, a communication hole between the sinus and mouth sometimes results from surgery.  That complication has occurred in your case, which often heals slowly and with difficulty.  Certain precautions will assist healing and we ask that you faithfully follow these instructions:

  1. Do not smoke.

  2. Do not spit, rinse, or drink fluids with a straw. Twenty-four (24) hours after completion of your surgery, gentle salt water swishes may be used.

  3. Do not strain on toilet.

  4. No heavy lifting.

  5. Bleeding from nose is not uncommon for several days after surgery.

  6. Do not forcefully blow your nose for at least two weeks, even though your sinus may feel “stuffy” or there may be some nasal drainage. Pinch it with a tissue, only.

  7. Try not to sneeze, it will cause undesirable sinus pressure. If you need to sneeze, sneeze with your mouth open.

  8. Do not stifle a yawn. 

  9. It is important to take medications as prescribed.

  10. Eat only soft foods for several days, always trying to chew on the opposite side of your mouth.

  11. If you have questions, please call the office at (570) 455-5889.

Please keep our office advised of any changes in your condition, especially if drainage or pain increases. It is important that you keep all future appointments until healing is completed. 

Frank Falcone, Jr., D. M. D., Falcone Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery, P. C.
Medical Arts Complex, Suite 10, 668 N. Church St., Hazleton, PA  1820  (570) 455-5889