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Do I have to stop taking Coumadin (warfarin) for a root canal?

Do I have to stop taking Coumadin (warfarin) for a root canal?

Coumadin (warfarin) and RCT: I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years & have done over 1000 rct's with many patients on coumadin (warfarin). It has never been nor should be any problem. There is little or no bleeding with this procedure to even be a concern. Even with extractions and in consultation with cardiologist, i usually can manage simple extractions without a patient going off coumadin (warfarin). Ask your dds\md to confirm this. ...Read more

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Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...Read more


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Can I have root canal surgery while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can I have root canal surgery while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Depends: The use of Coumadin (warfarin) when properly controlled (inr -2.0-2.5) should not contraindicate either surgical or non surgical root canal procedures. Careful monitoring blood loss is critical during the procedure. Consult with an experienced endodontist or oral surgeon to evaluate the specifics of your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in my tooth after root canal, will it stop eventually? How long will it take?

Pain in my tooth after root canal, will it stop eventually? How long will it take?

Yes: It is normal to have some resedual pain and the area maybe sore when you are chewing. All of the discomfort should go away soon. It is not the same for everyone. For some people the healing is quick maybe a couple of days and for others it could be a couple of weeks . If your discomfort remains call your dentist. ...Read more

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I just got a deep filling done and i'm having non stop pain for almost 2 days. Is this normal? How can I stop the pain? Do i need to get a root canal?

I just got a deep filling done and i'm having non stop pain for almost 2 days. Is this normal? How can I stop the pain? Do i need to get a root canal?

Not normal...: I would call the dentist's office. They understand your particulars and may assist you in problem-solving. Some potential problems may be that the filling could require some adjustment if it is too high, or the nerve within the tooth may be adversely affected. I would not jump to conclusions; i would discuss this and be evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Had a root canal a year ago but the tooth hurts again the same as it was before - constant, especially at night but stops for a bit with cold water?

Not forever: No dental treatment is forever. Some lasts longer, but unfortunately some has short effective time span. Please see an endodontist, a root canal specialist, who is best trained and experienced to evaluate your problem and provide the most skilled treatment. Ask your dentist for an endodontic referral. ...Read more

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I am taking alendronic acid, 1 weekly. Need root canal treatment for gum boil. Should i stop taking this? If so for how long before & after treatment?

I am taking alendronic acid, 1 weekly. Need root canal treatment for gum boil. Should i stop taking this? If so for how long before & after treatment?

Fosamax (alendronate): Has been shown to pose a potential of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (bronj) primarily with invasive oral surgery procedure and extractions. Eliminating an infection via rct of a tooth and avoiding an extraction is exactly what you should be doing. More info for the public on bronj is available here: http://www.Aaoms.Org/bronj.Php. ...Read more

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Does the pain stop immediately after a root canal?

Pain and root canals: If you had pain before the root canal, chances are that the pain will still be there after the root canal. Also, inflammation peaks at 48 hours after a procedure, and typically after that period of time, you will begin to experience more relief. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more