Sinus Post-Operative Instructions

  • Do not blow your nose, just wipe if you need to clean your nose.
  • Do not smoke or use smokeless tobacco.
  • Do not drink liquids through a straw.
  • Do not lift or pull on lip to look at sutures, it may pull out the stitches.
  • If you must sneeze, do so with your mouth open to avoid unnecessary pressure on the sinus and nasal area. Do not close off your nostrils.
  • Take all medication as directed.
  • If you’ve had a graft placed you may be aware of small white granules in your mouth for the next few days. This is not unusual.
  • In some instances a nosebleed may develop up to 2-3 days afterwards. This can be normal and should not cause a great deal of concern. Please let our office know if it persists.

Please call our office if:

  • You feel granules in your nose.
  • Your medications do not not relieve your discomfort or you have had a reaction to any medications.