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Advice following dental extraction and oral surgery for patients taking Anticoagulants

Date of Publication: 
20 March 2018

If you take prescription anticoagulant medication (“blood thinners”) or you take non-prescription medication such as aspirin, fish oil or St.John’s Wort, you are at an increased risk of unexpected, prolonged bleeding following your dental extraction.

This information sheet provides post-operative instructions for patients, who are taking anticoagulants, following an extraction or oral surgery procedure.