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Sinus Grafting After Care

It is important to follow specific care instructions to enhance the success of your surgical procedure. 

  1. Avoid nose blowing, and drinking through a straw for the first 1 -2 weeks after your procedure.

  2. After 24 hours, use Chlorhexidine based mouthwash or warm salt water (half a teaspoon of salt in half a glass of warm water) to rinse after eating or 2-3 times a day. When you mouth rinse,, do not rinse vigorously. Instead, simply head tilt with the mouthwash in place and hold for 30 seconds before spitting.

  3. Avoid vigorous exercise or excessive alcohol for 24 hours as these can cause bleeding.

  4. Refrain from smoking. You will benefit greatly from nicotine patches or substitutes for one week prior and three weeks post operatively.

  5. Applying a cold compress to the area will help reduce swelling and aid healing. Apply for 5 minutes intervals.

  6. Maintain fluid intake and proceed with a soft food diet until eating is comfortable.

  7. Avoid hot food and drinks for 24 hours. Best foods are cold and soft, like yoghurt.

  8. Do not use manual or electric toothbrush in the surgical area until directed by your doctor. 

Medication Protocol


Vitamin C: 1500mg per day starting 5 days prior to your procedure., and maintain for a total of 10 days.

Vicks Sinex: 1 squirt each nostril, taken every 4 hours,, starting 3 days before surgery and stopping 3 days after surgery.

Prescription medication as prescribed.

1. Augmentin Duo forte 875/125mg 1 capsule taken twice per day for 5 days (only take if you do not have an allergy to penicillin).

2. Brufen: 400mg ibuprofen 1 tablet taken every 4 hours for 5 days

3. Paracetamol 500mg, take 1 to 2 tablets, every 4 hours as required for pain relief.





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