A sinus lift procedure regains lost bone height in the area of your upper first and second molar and occasionally second premolar. It is an important procedure as it allows implant placement in an area that could not be implanted otherwise because of insufficient bone height due to an enlarged sinus.
Following a sinus lift you must avoid blowing your nose for several weeks. Do not sneeze holding your nose and try to sneeze with your mouth open. Do not drink with straws and do not spit. Avoid any other activity that causes increased pressure in your nasal cavity, such as heavy lifting, flying in pressurized aircraft, scuba diving, blowing up balloons and playing certain musical instruments.
Begin an over the counter oral decongestant, such as Drixoral, Dimetapp, or Sudafed and a nasal spray three days prior to your procedure. This will help reduce pressure and drainage from the sinuses. Please continue this until your post operative appointment. You may also be given prescriptions, please take these medications as directed. Smoking must be stopped. If necessary, Dr. Bloch can prescribe smoking cessation aids.
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