Hello there... Removal of the wisdom tooth at times require a small surgical procedure. For any surgical procedure be it any where in the body requires thorough systemic examination. Cardiovascular normalcy is very much needed for any surgical procedure. Few drugs such as Ecosprin
are prescribed by the Physicians and Cardiologists to maintain the hemodynamics in terms of preventing internal blood clots
. So that, no cardiac problems arises. It has become mandatory for people in their early 40 's to take the ecosprin as a preventive measure from heart attack's. This drug causes thinning of blood and prevents clotting.
Surgical procedures are always involved with bleeding. Even a small procedure like extracting a tooth involves some amount of blood. Ecosprin causes irreversible platelet aggregation that would prevent blood from clotting. That is the reason we usually ask the patient to stop the medication 3 days prior to the removal of tooth and continue the medication after one day of tooth removal. There are fresh set of platelets that get formed in your blood in these three days and would retain the clotting mechanism.
For the pain you have you can always use analgesics. Your dental surgeon is justified asking you for a cardiac advice. Do get the cardiologist advice before you proceed with the dental procedures.