I take Coumadin (warfarin) and my gums are bleeding a little could this be caused by the blood thinner and what should I do?
Needs to be seen. Have your dentist take a look. In general, gums should not bleed. This may be related to your gums being inflamed, the Coumadin (warfarin) or both. We can't give you a proper answer over the internet. It calls for a personal clinical evaluation, along with a medical and dental history and some recent x-rays.
No,see a dentist. The gum bleeding is not caused by the blood thinner, i'm currently on Coumadin (warfarin) myself and never bleed from my gums because of that, you need to see a dentist for examination and probably cleaning to diagnose the reason for the bleeding gums and wither it is caused by trauma (excessive brushing or flossing)or from gum or periodontal disease .
My gums are bleeding and I take coumadin (warfarin). Can this be caused by the coumadin (warfarin). This has never happened before?
Good oral hygiene. Coumadin (warfarin) can contribute to bleeding gums, but there could be other issues as well. Any irritant can cause bleeding gums so scrupulous oral hygiene is necessary. Have you seen your dentist recently? Also have you been checking your inr? If your gums are healthy and your Coumadin (warfarin) level is correct your gums shouldn't be bleeding. Read more...