Why shouldn't I stop taking my anticoagulant?
Due to the potential risks of thromboembolism in various organs (liver, kidneys, etc.) and heart attacks and strokes, re-adjustment of warfarin dose, discontinuation or reduction of warfarin use is not recommended.
Is there a need for hospitalization?
No, in one session the tooth is extracted and the required dressing is placed in the cavity and the bleeding is stopped in the same session. However, the patient must return a few days later to remove the dressing.
What is the treatment?
After the INR visit and test, if the test result is between 2 and 4, the tooth will be extracted and bandaged like a normal patient. And after a few days, the dressing is removed by the dentist.
Isn't this a dangerous surgical procedure?
The only risk is the risk of serious bleeding in rare cases that can be treated by a skilled dentist to stop the bleeding. However, stopping or decreasing warfarin carries the risk of traumatic embolism and stroke and is irreversible. In fact, cardiologists do not believe in stopping warfarin, but because of the lack of acceptance by dentists, they have to define protocols to stop or reduce the dose of warfarin.
What do you need to do?
Contact the office and make an appointment Having an INR test sheet is finally done 3 days before the day of surgery Having panoramic or panoramic radiography Preferably a letter of advice from a cardiologist about the method of prophylactic antibiotics before work