Many patients who have various diseases that need oral anticoagulation also require dental procedure at some point. Nevertheless, the optimal management of such patients is debatable. Different approaches have been suggested, but the strategy adopted should take into
account each patient’s risk factors for thromboembolism, as well as the type and likely duration of the procedure. Although the literature shows a small incidence of major bleeding in patients with oral anticoagulation who are to be subjected to dental procedures, the purpose of this paper is to summarize the possible approaches of these patients and to provide an anticoagulation management diagram that may be used in daily practice.
- dental medicine
- ORAL ANTICOAGULATION