Blood Thinners

Note for patients taking blood thinner medications: Certain dental procedures may cause increased bleeding that will take longer to stop. This is something that needs to be considered before you go into your appointment and needs to be discussed with your doctor. The possibility of increased bleeding must always be weighed against the health risks of going off the medication.

If you are taking blood thinners on a temporary basis, the safest choice might be to put off nonessential dental treatments. For common services like cleanings, fillings and restorations, it is safe to stay on anticoagulant medications. For more complex treatments like dental implants and tooth extractions, the possibility of going off the medication for the procedure must again be weighed against the health risks of stopping. One or more diagnostic blood test may be required to make a final judgement call as to how to proceed with your dental care at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC.

While it is extremely rare for dental procedures to cause life-threatening complications, it is best to be as safe as possible. Do not hesitate to talk to your doctor about any medications you may be taking. If you have any questions regarding your specific care and blood thinners in Fall River, Massachusetts, do not hesitate to call our dentist, Dr. Suhair Shamoon, at 508-672-6471.