J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018; 44(4): 143~150
Dental management of patients on anti-thrombotic agents
Jeong Keun Lee
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Institute of Oral Health Science, Ajou University Dental Hospital, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
Jeong Keun Lee
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Institute of Oral Health Science, Ajou University Dental Hospital, Ajou University School of Medicine, 164 WorldCup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 16499, Korea
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Received July 10, 2018; Accepted July 10, 2018.; Published online August 31, 2018.
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 Abstract
The number of geriatric patients seeking dental service is ever-rising because of increased life expectancy, also with problem of increased chronic medical conditions. One of them are patients on anti-thrombotic medication. Bleeding complication after minor oral surgery by anti-thrombotic agents is of concerns to dentists on dental management of these patients. Risk and benefit of the anti-thrombotic agents must be weighed before initiating dental procedures, which should be established as a treatment guideline. Purpose of the paper is to optimize the management of the dental patients on anti-thrombotic medication via standardization of treatment protocol of such a patient.
Keywords: Anti-thrombotic, Anti-coagulant, Anti-platelet, Minor oral surgery


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