• question-icon

    How long before tooth extraction should Coumadin intake be stopped?

default
Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Dental Health
Question: I am on Coumadin, my teeth are so bad,, one front tooth is almost down to the gums what would I have to do to get this tooth out, how many days would I have to go without Coumadin before I get it pulled, I have a home meter and take the coumadin Inr then report it in. what kind of Dr. pulls these kind an Orthodontist? Or can I go to another reg. dentist ?? I have a reg. Dr. and see him real frequent. asloa heart Dr. and seizure Dr. and a stomach specialist.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need to stop Coumadin 2 days before extraction

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing in,

Coumadin is a blood thinner that prevents blood clotting but you need to stop that at least 2 days before extraction to prevent excessive bleeding.

Please consult your physician before stopping it.

You may get it pulled out by an oral surgeon. Do give him/her your complete medical history prior to the procedure.

Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further.

Kind regards
Dr. Neha Sumra



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Neha Sumra

Dentist

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 729 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

174 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Neha Sumra
  • Q - Suggest treatment for sores under the tongue and nausea

  • Q - What causes headache and ear pain after tooth extraction?

  • Q - What causes a white spot on the tongue?

  • Q - What causes persistent dryness in mouth and rough tongue?

  • Q - Is root canal advisable post recovering from tooth infection?

  • Q - What do yellow staining of the teeth indicate?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Q - Suggest treatment for a blood clot at the site of tooth extraction

  • Q - Can HIV cause oral candidiasis?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for weird sensation on the lips

backtotop2