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REVIEW ARTICLE

A Systematic Review of the Hemorrhage Risk for Patients on Antithrombotic Medication after Dental Procedures

Cristian D Pirlog, Alina M Pirlog, Teodor Maghiar

Citation Information : Pirlog CD, Pirlog AM, Maghiar T. A Systematic Review of the Hemorrhage Risk for Patients on Antithrombotic Medication after Dental Procedures. World J Dent 2018; 9 (1):59-67.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1508

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 00-02-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

Antithrombotic medication represents a challenge for any dental practitioner due to the possible hemorrhage complications that can be associated with an important morbidity/mortality risk. The objective of the present literature review is to establish which dental procedures have a risk to increase the incidence of hemorrhage in patients on antithrombotic therapy.

Materials and methods

A systematic review of the literature was conducted using MEDLINE, PubMed, and DiscoverEd databases. The inclusion criteria used were as follows: Current antithrombotic therapy, invasive dental procedures, and postoperative incidence of bleeding follow-up.

Results

A total of 14 clinical studies and 5 literature reviews were selected after the initial screening. The incidence of hemorrhage was assessed for dental implant placements, dental extractions, simple dental procedures, and periodontal treatment.

Conclusion

A well-coagulated patient can safely have invasive dental procedures in a hospital environment or nonhospital setting without having their antithrombotic therapy altered. Local hemostatic measures can offer a proper hemorrhage control.

How to cite this article

Pirlog CD, Pirlog AM, Maghiar T. A Systematic Review of the Hemorrhage Risk for Patients on Antithrombotic Medication after Dental Procedures. World J Dent 2018;9(1):59-67.


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