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After Sinus Lift Grafting

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What is Sinus Lift Grafting?

Sinus Lift Grafting also called sinus augmentation is a surgery wherein bone is added between the upper jaw and the maxillary sinuses (present on either side of the nose) or the area of the molars and premolars. This procedure is required when the patient’s upper jaw is inadequate to accommodate a dental implant in the case of missing tooth or teeth. In order to make room for the bone, the sinus membrane is lifted or moved upward. This surgery is conducted by a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

What can be experienced after Sinus Lift Grafting? How to cope with them?

Dr. Nitin Oswal of Oswal Dental Clinic Pune is considered to be the best maxillofacial surgeon who has been successfully conducting sinus lift grafting. He gives as insight into what can be expected after surgery, how to control them and also suggests tips after sinus lift grafting.

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Swelling

Swelling can occur after surgery which can aggravate in 48 to 72 hours after surgery. It decreases gradually.

To Do:

Apply ice packs to the area where the surgery is conducted to minimize the swelling. It should be done in the first 24 hours of surgery and up to 36 hours after surgery for every 20 minutes on and also 20 minutes off. Do not apply after 36 hours as it will not be effective.

Bruising or Skin Discoloration

In some patients swelling is followed by skin discoloration which occurs two or three days after surgery. Due to spreading of blood beneath the tissues, blue, green, or yellow discoloration is formed.

Bleeding

The occurrence of a small amount of bleeding or redness in saliva is very normal.

To Do:

Bite on the gauze placed on the affected area for about 45 minutes as it will help to decrease bleeding and also form blood clot which is necessary for healing. If the initial gauze placed gets saturated place new gauze. To place the new gauze moisten it with water and fold it in half. Place it over the affected area and bite down.

Don’t:

Do not chew when the gauze is placed.

Pain or Discomfort

You can expect pain or discomfort soon after surgery.

To Do:

It is advisable to take pain medication before the anesthetic wears off. If the discomfort is moderate it is advisable to take 400-600 mg Ibuprofen. In case the discomfort is more or you are allergic to any medication it is advisable to take the advice of the dentist.

Don’t:

While taking the medication avoid driving, consumption of alcohol or operating any machinery.

Diet

Take Plenty of Fluids and a normal healthy diet. On the day of surgery it is advisable to take soft food.

Don’t:

Avoid drinking anything hot on the first day as they can burn the tissue that is anesthetized and can also dissolve blood clot.

Maintain Oral Hygiene

To accelerate the healing it is best advised to maintain good oral hygiene. Do the following:

  • Gently rinse your mouth with warm saline water after 8 hours after surgery.
  • Rinse 4 to 5 times a day for the initial few days.
  • The day after the surgery use the mouth rinse prescribed twice daily i.e. after breakfast and before going to bed. Rinse the mouth wash gently for 30 seconds before rinsing it out.
  • Avoid swallowing or spitting vigorously.
  • Be careful while brushing around the surgical area and use gentle strokes while brushing.

Things to Avoid

  • Do not blow your nose for at least two weeks after surgery. You can sniff but do not blow.
  • Do not sneeze or blow holding your nose. You can sneeze with your mouth open.
  • Drinking with a straw is prohibited for several days after the surgery.
    Do not forcefully spit.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited
  • Flying and scuba diving should be avoided as it tends to increase sinus pressure in the nasal cavity.
  • Avoid blowing balloons
  • Avoid playing musical instruments which require any blowing action like saxophone, trumpet, etc. as they tend to increase oral or nasal pressure.

If you have any queries it is best to consult your periodontist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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Dr. Nitin Oswal

Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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