A 32-year-old member asked:
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if you take coumadin, (warfarin) is it safe to have a dental procedure?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Majid Jamali
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sure: But if your inr is below 2.5 and gentle surgery is done. Regular dental work can be done with caution. Please consult your dentist and cardiologist.
Answered on Dec 30, 2012
Dr. John Comisi
38 years experience Dentistry
A qualified Yes.: You certainly can have dental work done, but you must be sure to get the appropriate clearance from your physician. In some instances you might need to stop the medication before treatment, in other cases you might not. Please consult with your physician and dentist to determine what is best for you.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Tej Singh
Dr. Tej Singh answered
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Must stop Coumadin (warfarin) 5 days before procedure.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably nothing: Your Coumadin (warfarin) regimen might be altered before the surgery or there can be no changes. At the present time, there appears to be a shift tow ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
No: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner and would make you less likely to form blood clots and heal correctly.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Coumadin (warfarin) and teeth: No Coumadin (warfarin) does not make your teeth like dentures.See your dentist.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
May not: Antiinflammatory meds may not interact well with coumadin (warfarin).
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