Sinus Precautions

As oral surgery specialists, we tend to see the most difficult teeth cases. It is very likely that your upper wisdom teeth roots or upper molar roots were in or close to your sinuses.

We ask you to take simple sinus precautions in order to prevent a hole from forming between the mouth and the sinus.

For four (4) weeks:

  • Do not blow the nose. Wipe away any secretions from your nose with soft tissue.
  • Do not use a straw
  • Do not suck on the site
  • Do not stick anything into the hole
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Avoid activities that call for Valsalva maneuvers such as swimming, diving, difficult bowel movements (pushing), lifting heavy weights, etc
  • DO Sneeze with an open mouth into a tissue and throw the tissue away, wash your hands
  • DO Take your antibiotics are prescribed

Your sinuses, gums, and socket site will heal themselves if these precautions are followed.

At four weeks, you will be evaluated. If you feel liquid comes through your nose while you drink, we can perform closure of the site for you.

In the event you feel your sinuses become stuffy, please call Houston Office Phone Number 713-439-7575 for evaluation. It is important to finish your prescribed antibiotics and DO NOT SMOKE. STOP SMOKING. We may also recommend a medicated nasal spray.