Procedure Instructions

Sinus Lift Surgery and What To Do After


The upper back teeth and the maxillary sinus are closely related. Sometimes when an upper tooth is extracted, or after sinus lift surgery or dental implant placement, a small communication between the mouth and the sinus will remain after surgery. If this happens, it is important to allow the area to heal without being disturbed for the first weeks after surgery. These instructions will allow healing to occur undisturbed:

  • Take your medications as prescribed. Finish the antibiotics even if you feel fine, they will prevent infection of the surgical site.
  • Do not blow your nose for at least 7 days. The positive pressure from blowing your nose will put undue pressure on the healing sinus and may disturb the stitches or barrier membrane.
  • If your nose is running use Afrin Nasal Spray or Sudafed tablets to help dry the mucus membranes in the nose. You may wipe the nose.
  • Do not drink through a straw for 7 days. The suction from a straw may damage the surgical site.
  • Do not play a musical instrument that requires blowing.
  • Do not smoke. Smoking will delay healing and increases the risk of infection. Patients who smoke are typically the ones who have prolonged issues with sinus healing.

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Excellent oral surgeon. I had to have my wisdom teeth removed and was terrified. The staff at Archway were very professional and took care of me. Painless proceedure and I was in and out in a hour. highly recommended thank you very much!

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I went to have my wisdom teeth removed and it was the most pleasant experience. The staff and physician were very friendly and immediately put me at ease. The office was beautiful and exceptionally clean and I would definitely recommend their services to anyone and everyone!

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Very friendly staff. Doctor spent time to explain and answer questions. Easy to make an appointment. Easy to get a recheck. Staff and Doctor made themselves readily available for questions after surgery even during holidays.

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Great place. Super nice staff and quick procedures. Everyone I know who got surgery done elsewhere was bedridden for a week but I had almost immediate recovery time. Highly recommend this place

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Best oral surgery place! Everyone is so friendly & caring! They did a great job of making sure I was comfortable & the surgeon did an excellent job-they even gave me some Ted Drewes to bring home!

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Dr. Loveless and the rest of his team was great! They made the whole experience very enjoyable. I was really nervous before going into my surgery and the team was very friendly and made me feel at ease. I will definitely recommend friends and family to Dr Loveless. He has a great bedside manner and, is very professional. I know ive found an awesome oral surgeon.

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We were headed to Florida when my son came down with an abscessed tooth. Dr. Loveless was able to get us in and remove his tooth before our flight. I can’t thank Laurie enough for making what could be a scary experience for my 7 year old, a fun, pleasant one. I can’t express how thankful I am for her treating him like her own and making sure he was comfortable. She went above and beyond in my eyes and made this nervous mom rest a little easier. Thank you both!!!

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Dr. Loveless,

Thank you for making my tooth extraction so quick and easy. I was expecting a lot of pain. Haven’t experienced any residual pain, either since I woke up the following morning. You should hang a shingle stating “painless Dentist”!! Also, your staff is so kind and attentive. I would definitely come back when needed, and recommend you to anyone in need. Though I don’t wish that pre-surgery pain on any person (or animal) for that matter!

 

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