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Sinus Lift Surgery: What Happens Before, During & After the ProcedureNew York, NY

Sinus lifts can be a particularly unpleasant experience for patients. The procedure takes more than an hour and involves significant trauma. Patients need to rest at home for three to 10 days due to the pain, discomfort, and severe, unattractive facial swelling and bruising.

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How long does a sinus lift last?

A full recovery from a sinus lift takes a minimum of 6 months for the sinuses to heal and the bone to be strong enough to support dental implants. Although the process may seem slow, you are working towards results that will last a lifetime.

What is a sinus lift bone graft?

A sinus lift refers to the augmentation or lifting up of the maxillary sinus to make more room for new bone. The maxillary sinuses are air-filled cavities that are located just above the back portion of the maxilla or upper jaw.

How painful is a sinus lift procedure?

Most people only experience a little discomfort after their sinus lift. You might have some swelling. You might also experience some light bleeding from your nose or mouth in the days immediately following surgery.

What happens after a sinus lift and bone graft?

Because your graft was in the upper jaw, you can expect swelling and discomfort up into the nose and even under the eyes and cheeks. Bruising and discoloration is not unusual. Crushed ice or equivalent should be placed in a plastic bag then in a washcloth and placed on the face.

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Can a sinus lift and implant be done at the same time?

In some cases, the implant can be placed at the same time the sinus is augmented. Undergoing sinus lift surgery has been shown to greatly increase your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come. Many patients experience minimal discomfort after this procedure.

Are you put to sleep for sinus lift?

Sinus lift surgery is generally performed under intravenous anesthesia; however, some patients may request local anesthesia or oral sedatives.

How is a sinus lift performed?

Your surgeon will cut a small area of the bone, taking care to avoid the sinus membranes. Your surgeon will lift the cut portion of bone up into the sinus cavity, raising the membrane. Your surgeon will apply bone graft materials in the newly lifted area.

What are the risks of a sinus lift?

Infection of the graft, acute sinusitis, flap dehiscence, over-filling necrosis, loss of graft material, formation of oroantral fistula, migration of dental implants into the sinus cavity, implant failure, cyst formation, and BPPV are among the postoperative complications specific to external sinus lift procedure.


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