Author(s): Doonquah L, Mitchell AD
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Abstract Minor oral surgical procedures make up a significant part of the daily practice of dentistry. With the increased sophistication of medical technology and medications there is increased likelihood of performing surgery on patients who are being treated for conditions that require some type of anticoagulant therapy. These patients are at an increased risk for perioperative bleeding or thrombotic complications if anticoagulation is discontinued or the dosage is adjusted. Therefore, a fine balance needs to be obtained and adequate preparation of these patients is the key to establishing this balance. This article reviews suggested approaches to the management of such patients. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Dent Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion