Blood Thinners and Oral Surgery | Lincoln Chamberlain DDS

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Blood Thinners and Oral Surgery | Lincoln Chamberlain DDS

Dentist Nazareth


Blood thinning medications play a crucial role in managing your health, reducing the risk of life-threatening conditions like heart attacks and strokes. However, if you’re scheduled for oral surgery, it’s imperative that our team at Nazareth Family Dental, led by Dr. Lincoln Chamberlain DDS, is fully informed about all the medications you’re taking.

Understanding Blood Thinners
Blood thinners come in two main types: those that prevent blood clotting, such as aspirin and Plavix, and those that prevent blood from coagulating, like Coumadin or warfarin.

What Our Oral Surgeon Needs to Know
During your oral surgery consultation, it’s essential to disclose all your medications to our team. We require your complete medical history to ensure your safety and provide appropriate treatment. Additionally, understanding the purpose of each medication helps us anticipate any potential side effects or complications during oral surgery.

Steps Before Surgery
Never discontinue any medication without consulting your physician first. Depending on your medical background, your doctor may recommend specific blood tests before your oral surgery. Effective communication between you, your primary physician, and our office is vital. If additional medication is necessary, inquire about potential drug interactions to avoid complications.

Minimizing Oral Bleeding
While some degree of bleeding is common after oral surgery, it varies among patients. Applying firm pressure to the surgical site using gauze for up to 30 minutes helps minimize bleeding. Depending on the procedure, we may advise against consuming hot liquids or rinsing your mouth on the first day post-surgery. Avoiding rough or sharp foods also reduces the risk of injuring the surgical site.

Prior Preparation for Surgery
Before any oral surgery, our experienced surgical team thoroughly reviews your medical history. This ensures we tailor our approach to your specific needs, prioritizing your safety and well-being throughout the procedure.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding medications and oral surgery, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. At Nazareth Family Dental, your health and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Nazareth Family Dental
Phone: (610) 759-4323
Url: https://nazarethfamilydental.com/
584 Nazareth Pike
Nazareth, PA 18064

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LocationDentist Nazareth
 584 Nazareth Pike
Nazareth, PA 18064

(610) 759-4323

Office Hours

Monday: 9AM–6PM
Tuesday: 9AM–6PM
Wednesday: 8AM–5PM
Thursday: 8AM–5PM
Friday: Specialized procedures and surgeries by appointment only.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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