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REVIEW ARTICLE

Contemporary Management of Patients on Warfarin, Aspirin And Clopidogrel Requiring Dentoalveolar Surgery

Jyotsna Galinde, Sunil Sidana

Citation Information : Galinde J, Sidana S. Contemporary Management of Patients on Warfarin, Aspirin And Clopidogrel Requiring Dentoalveolar Surgery. J Contemp Dent 2011; 1 (1):22-25.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-1-1-22

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Abstract

Patients with a variety of medical conditions often receive aspirin, warfarin or clopidogrel to prevent complications from atrial fibrillation, thromboembolisms or stroke. Although these medications can be lifesaving; it also can put patients at greater risk of experiencing haemorrhage after dental surgery. Therefore, a decision must be made whether to interrupt or continue anticoagulant treatment in patients undergoing various dental procedures. We have presented a review of this topic, including a brief description of the more commonly encountered anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications and the current recommendations for the surgical management of these patients.


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