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Can you have a tooth extracted while you are taking coumadin (warfarin)?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pause may be needed

Your doctor should be monitoring the level of blood thinning by measuring your inr.
If your inr is above 3, a tooth extraction can lead to a great deal of bleeding. Before your procedure, your doctor may want to withhold your warfarin (coumadin) until your inr falls to a safer level, then restart immediately after the procedure.

In brief: Pause may be needed

Your doctor should be monitoring the level of blood thinning by measuring your inr.
If your inr is above 3, a tooth extraction can lead to a great deal of bleeding. Before your procedure, your doctor may want to withhold your warfarin (coumadin) until your inr falls to a safer level, then restart immediately after the procedure.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Yes

But stop Coumadin (warfarin) 1 week before the procedure.

In brief: Yes

But stop Coumadin (warfarin) 1 week before the procedure.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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