Post Operative Instructions of Sinus Involvement Because of the close relationship between the upper back teeth and the sinus, a communication between the sinus and mouth sometimes result from surgery. The complication has has occurred in your case, which often heals slowly and without difficulty. Certain precautions will assist healing and we ask that you faithfully follow these instructions: Take prescriptions as directed. Do not forcefully spit for several days. Do not smoke for several days. Do not us a straw for several days Do not forcefully blow your nose for at least two weeks, even though your sinus may feel “stuffy” or there may be some nasal drainage. If you have drainage wipe, do not blow, and start and over the counter decongestant. (Such as Sudafed) Try not to sneeze; it will cause undesired sinus pressure. If you must sneeze, keep your mouth open. Eat only soft foods for several days, always trying to chew on the opposite side of your mouth. Do not rinse vigorously for several days. Gentle salt water swishes may be used. Slight bleeding from the nose is not uncommon for several days after surgery. Please keep our office advised of any changes in your condition, especially if drainage or pain increases. It is important that you keep all future appointments until this complication has resolved. If you should have any questions, please contact our office at (912) 264-6420.