A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that raises the position of the maxillary sinus floor by grafting bone material to the sinus floor.
There are two important reasons for a sinus lift.
A sinus lift is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, so patients will not experience any pain during the procedure. Our dentist will create a small incision in the tissue and bone surrounding the molars and premolars. We will then lift the sinus membrane upward, creating more space for the molars and premolars. Once the membrane is lifted, we will insert a bone graft into the space, which supports the sinus membrane and prevents it from collapsing back into space.
After a sinus lift, there will be some swelling and discomfort, as well as some bleeding at the surgical site. These are normal side effects and will subside over time. These side effects can typically be alleviated with cold compresses. You may also be given medication to help with any pain.