Pre-operative Guidelines for

Instructions for patients who will be undergoing sinus augmentation

 

The night before surgery (sometime shortly before going to bed):

  • Take one prescribed antibiotic (i.e. Amoxicillin, E.E.S., Erythromycin)
  • Use Afrin nasal spray one “puff” in each nostril
  • Take one antihistamine (i.e. Benadryl, Sudafed)

 

The morning of surgery (if you have a morning appointment):

  • Do not eat – you make take in clear liquids – up to 4 oz., but avoid caffeine
  • Take one prescribed antibiotic (i.e. Amoxicillin, E.E.S., Metronidazole)
  • Use Afrin nasal spray one “puff” in each nostril approximately one hour before your appointment
  • Take one antihistamine 25 mg (i.e. Benadryl, Sudafed), approximately one hour before your appointment
  • Take one ibuprofen or 2 Advil one hour before your appointment if medically ok to take this medication.

 

If you have an afternoon appointment

  • You may eat a light breakfast – at least 4 hours prior to your appointment
  • Take one antibiotic in the early morning and another, an hour prior to your appointment
  • Do not eat for at least four hours before your appointment – only clear liquids – up to 4 oz., but avoid caffeine.
  • Use Afrin nasal spray one “puff” in each nostril approximately one hour before your appointment
  • Take one antihistamine (i.e. Benadryl, Sudafed) approximately one hour before your appointment
  • Take one ibuprofen or 2 Advil approximately one hour before appointment

 

You may need someone to take you home – please have a telephone number at which we can call him or her.  Do get a good nights rest before your appointment.

 

Please call our office if you have any questions or need further clarification

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