Blood Thinners and Oral Surgery | Dr. Karishma Sheth

Blood-thinning medications play a crucial role in maintaining your body’s health by preventing heart attacks, strokes, and other serious conditions. However, when it comes to oral surgery, it’s imperative that our oral surgeon, Dr. Karishma Sheth, is fully informed about all the medications you’re taking.

Understanding Blood Thinners
There are two primary types of blood thinners: those that prevent blood clotting and those that inhibit blood from coagulating. From aspirin to Plavix, medications in the former category work to prevent clot formation, while Coumadin or warfarin fall under the latter, preventing blood coagulation.

What Our Oral Surgeon Needs to Know
During your oral surgery consultation, it’s vital to disclose all medications you’re currently taking. Your complete medical history enables us to ensure your safety and provide appropriate treatment. Dr. Karishma Sheth may inquire about the purpose of each medication to better grasp any potential side effects or medical issues that could impact your oral surgery.

Preparation Steps Before Surgery
Never discontinue any medication without consulting your doctor first. Depending on your medical background, specific blood tests may be recommended before undergoing oral surgery. Effective communication between you, your primary physician, and our office is key. If additional medication is required for your treatment, inquire about potential drug interactions.

Minimizing Oral Bleeding
While oral bleeding may occur post-surgery, its severity varies among patients. Applying firm pressure to the affected area for up to 30 minutes is the most effective way to minimize bleeding. We recommend using gauze to apply gentle pressure. Following certain oral surgery procedures, you may be advised to avoid hot liquids and mouth rinsing for the first day. It’s also wise to steer clear of rough or sharp foods that could cause injury.

Thorough Medical History Assessment
Before any oral surgery procedure, our experienced surgical team ensures a comprehensive understanding of your medical history. This allows us to tailor the best solutions for your needs while prioritizing your safety and well-being.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding medications and oral surgery, don’t hesitate to reach out to Luxe Dental Arts. Our team is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need.

Luxe Dental Arts of Sugar Land
Phone: 281-969-7456
18318 University Blvd, Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX 77479