Author(s): Blinder D, Manor Y, Martinowitz U, Taicher S, Hashomer T
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate postoperative bleeding in patients treated with oral anticoagulant drugs who underwent dental extractions without interruption of the treatment and to compare the effect of 3 different hemostatic modalities. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 150 patients who underwent dental extractions were divided into 3 groups. Local hemostasis was carried out as follows: group 1 (119 extractions), with gelatin sponge and sutures; group 2 (117 extractions), with gelatin sponge, sutures, and mouthwash with tranexamic acid; group 3 (123 extractions), with fibrin glue, gelatin sponge, and sutures. RESULTS: Of 150 patients, 13 (8.6\%) presented with postoperative bleeding: 3 patients from group 1, 6 patients from group 2, and 4 patients from group 3. CONCLUSIONS: Dental extractions can be performed without interruption in patients treated with oral anticoagulant. Local hemostasis with gelatin sponge and sutures is sufficient.
This article was published in Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion