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Should warfarin be discontinued before a dental extraction? A decision-tree analysis.

Authors
  • Balevi, Ben1
  • 1 Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. [email protected] , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
Publication Date
December 2010
Volume
110
Issue
6
Pages
691–697
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2010.03.018
PMID: 20580276
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The decision to withhold or continue warfarin before a dental extraction depends more on the relative risk of a major bleeding between the 2 medical management strategies than on the consequences of a cardiovascular accident.

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