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    How long before tooth extraction should Coumadin intake be stopped?

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.
Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need to stop Coumadin 2 days before extraction

Detailed Answer:

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

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