BARRY W. FRANK, M.D.; DONALD W. DICKHAUS, M.D.; EVERETT C. CLAUS, D.D.S.
Anticoagulant therapy is now widely employed in the treatment of thromboembolic diseases. In these situations, anticoagulants are frequently administered for long periods of time, during which the need for dental care frequently occurs. The hazards of oral surgery under conditions of drug-induced prolongation of the clotting mechanism have been subject to question. Since other considerations make it desirable to continue anticoagulation in such patients, we have reviewed our recent experience in patients undergoing dental extractions while on anticoagulants.
Twenty-five single and multiple dental extractions in 11 patients were performed at the Denver Veterans Administration Hospital since July, 1957. In
FRANK BW, DICKHAUS DW, CLAUS EC. Dental Extractions in the Presence of Continual Anticoagulant Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;59:911–913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-6-911
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(6):911-913.
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