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What happens when you take asprin before surgery? Why do they say not to do this? Will asprin affect an oral surgery?

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Dr. James Courey
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bleeding management

Aspirin is a long known blood thinner in addition to being a pain reliever. Before surgery, including oral and dental surgery, it is very important to let your doctors know if you are on an Aspirin regime and for what purpose.
If you take Aspirin regularly for general well being, then discontinuing in preparation for surgery will decrease the risk of complications due to bleeding.

In brief: Bleeding management

Aspirin is a long known blood thinner in addition to being a pain reliever. Before surgery, including oral and dental surgery, it is very important to let your doctors know if you are on an Aspirin regime and for what purpose.
If you take Aspirin regularly for general well being, then discontinuing in preparation for surgery will decrease the risk of complications due to bleeding.
Dr. James Courey
Dr. James Courey
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood thinner

Aspirin is not only an effective pain reliever, but it interferes with your ability to clot blood.
It will still clot, it just takes longer. In the past, ma y dentists recommended stopping Aspirin 7 days before surgery, but we have found that usually is not necessary.

In brief: Blood thinner

Aspirin is not only an effective pain reliever, but it interferes with your ability to clot blood.
It will still clot, it just takes longer. In the past, ma y dentists recommended stopping Aspirin 7 days before surgery, but we have found that usually is not necessary.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Can incr. bleeding

Aspirin (and all nsaids) interfere with platelets- blood cells involved in clotting.
Aspirin (but not other nsaids) does this in an irreversible manner so those platelets are out of commission until you make new ones (happening all the time). In order to minimize bleeding during surgery, you're asked to avoid it before.

In brief: Can incr. bleeding

Aspirin (and all nsaids) interfere with platelets- blood cells involved in clotting.
Aspirin (but not other nsaids) does this in an irreversible manner so those platelets are out of commission until you make new ones (happening all the time). In order to minimize bleeding during surgery, you're asked to avoid it before.
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Dr. Luis Bendezu
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