Dental Management of Patients on Chronic Oral Anticoagulants: A Review
Author(s): Adel Alenazi
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.