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

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

Coumadin and RCT: I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years & have done over 1000 rct's with many patients on coumadin. 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. Ask your dds\md to confirm this. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin also called as warfarin is a medication commonly used to prevent blood from clotting. It requires monitoring of inr (international normalized ratio) to make sure that dose is adequate for patient and disease entity ...Read more


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Can I have root canal surgery while on coumadin?

Can I have root canal surgery while on coumadin?

Depends: The use of Coumadin 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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How do I stop root canal pain? Thought it was gone when canal finished?

How do I stop root canal pain? Thought it was gone when canal finished?

Patience: Often, a tooth will be tender/sore after having a root canal. This can last several days or more, especially if the tooth and tissues surrounding the tooth's root were in bad shape before the root canal. The root canal takes care of the cause of the problem, but the surrounding tissues still need time to heal. If it lasts more than a few days or so, see the treating dentist. ...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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What can I do to stop being so scared of getting a root canal?

What can I do to stop being so scared of getting a root canal?

Comfort zone: The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the root canal or experience any pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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It's been a week since I had a root canal done and it still really hurts a bit. Is that normal? When can I expect it to stop?

It's not uncommon: The most common source of pain after root canal treatment is inflammation of the tissues that surround the tooth's root. Take Motrin or Tylenol for pain control and you should always feel free to contact 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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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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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