A 56-year-old member asked:
I take daily warfrin for my mechanical heart valve and have never had any issues..... I want a full set of dental implants.... What do I need to know?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Tracy Berg answered
31 years experience in General Surgery
Bridge therapy: Dental specialist won't pull your teeth and perform implants on warfarin therapy; risk/incidence of gum/jaw bleeding too high. Heart doctor won't want you off warfarin therapy; risk of clotting with mechanical valve too high. Bridge therapy, which your doctor or anticoagulation clinic can provide, will keep you safe on both issues. Good luck and great question.
Answered on Jul 25, 2013
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