Managing the patient taking anticoagulants

Ainsworth, Gillian
December 2007
Dental Nursing;Dec2007, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p566
Academic Journal
The article discusses how to avoid the risk of hemorrhage resulting from dentists' medication and how they can offer safe care in practice. It intends to enable dental nursing staff to identify risky anticoagulants and make them aware of their impact upon dental treatment. The risk of bleeding either during or after the procedure is associated with many dental procedures. It is suggested that prior to dental intervention a thorough medical and dental history must be taken.


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