Sinus Post-Operative Instructions

  1. Do not blow your nose, just wipe if you need to clean your nose.
  2. Do not smoke or use smokeless tobacco.
  3. Do not drink liquids through a straw.
  4. Do not lift or pull on lip to look at sutures, it may pull the stitches out.
  5. If you must sneeze, do so with your mouth open to avoid any unnecessary pressure on the sinus area or nasal area. Do not close off your nostrils.
  6. Take all medications as directed.
  7. If you’ve had a graft placed you may be aware of a small amount of white granules in your mouth for the next few days. This is not unusual.
  8. 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 is persistent.

Please call our office if:

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

If you have any problems or concerns, Dr. Lippisch or Dr. Engebretsen is available by beeper 24 hours a day, and can be reached by calling our office number William E. Lippisch, D.M.D,, Shawn T. Engebretsen, D.M.D, and christopher S. Kuhns, D.M.D. Phone Number (772) 223-0600. Leaving a message including your name and phone number.