Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Dental Management of Patients on Chronic Oral Anticoagulants: A Review

Author(s): Adel Alenazy* and Mohammed Abid

Abstract

Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent and manage arterial and venous thrombi. These drugs have are associated with risk of increased bleeding time and also post-operative hemorrhage. Dental surgeons are always in dilemma on continuing the antiplatelet drugs on patients taking them while performing minimal procedures involving surgery orally. We present a review of frequently used anticoagulants focusing on the management of these patients while carrying minor oral surgical procedures.

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