Long Term Use of Anticoagulant for Tooth Extraction
A 70 year old gentleman recently went to the dentist’s office to have more blood flow after tooth extraction. The old gentleman was very worried about going to the hospital for consultation. The doctor found that the old gentleman took anticoagulant for a long time due to cardiovascular disease. The blood was not easy to coagulate, and the blood flow was more than after tooth extraction, which was very dangerous.
In recent years, more and more patients take anticoagulants because of stroke, heart disease, vein embolism and so on. Anticoagulant function is to prevent blood vessels from blocking, but it also makes blood difficult to clot relatively.
If the patient does not inform in advance that he / she has taken anticoagulant, it is very common for him / her to bleed more than once after tooth extraction or tooth washing. Some patients go home and find that he / she is not only struggling to wash his / her mouth or spit out the blood in his / her mouth. After several hours, he / she finds that the situation is not right, so he / she goes to see a doctor immediately.
Patients taking anticoagulants should inform the doctor in advance, and the doctor will make diagnosis and treatment according to the situation. If the cardiovascular disease of the patient is not immediately dangerous, the doctor will suggest that the drug should be stopped for 2 to 7 days, depending on the type of drug. If the drug can not be stopped and the tooth must be extracted immediately, the doctor in other departments should help stop bleeding. The life safety of the patient is more guaranteed.
Dentist Li also suggests that if the blood flow is not enough when the tooth is pulled out, the wound can be pressed to stop bleeding. If the general person can stop bleeding within one hour, the patient taking anticoagulant should be pressed for at least two hours, so the bleeding can’t be stopped smoothly. See a doctor as soon as possible.
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