Blood-thinning medications play a crucial role in maintaining cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other severe conditions. However, when preparing for oral surgery, it’s imperative that our skilled oral surgeon, Dr. Jae Lee, is informed of all medications you’re currently taking.

Understanding Blood Thinners
There are two primary types of blood thinners: antiplatelets and anticoagulants. Antiplatelets like aspirin and Plavix prevent blood clot formation, while anticoagulants such as Coumadin or warfarin inhibit blood coagulation. Each type serves a distinct purpose and requires careful consideration during oral surgery planning.

What Our Oral Surgeon Needs to Know
During your oral surgery consultation at Orchard Family Dental, ensure you disclose all medications in your medical history. Dr. Jae Lee will evaluate their implications on your treatment plan, seeking clarity on their purposes and potential side effects. Open communication ensures your safety and facilitates tailored oral care.

Pre-Surgery Preparations
It’s vital never to cease medication abruptly without medical consultation. Depending on your medical background, additional blood tests may be recommended before oral surgery. Effective communication between you, your primary physician, and our dental team is paramount. Should supplementary medication be required, inquire about possible interactions to mitigate risks.

Minimizing Oral Bleeding
While post-surgery bleeding can vary among individuals, applying firm pressure with gauze to the affected area for up to 30 minutes effectively minimizes bleeding. Following specific oral surgery procedures, refraining from hot liquids and mouth rinsing on the first day is advisable. Additionally, avoiding rough or sharp foods mitigates the risk of oral injury.

Ensuring Comprehensive Care
Prior to any oral surgery at Orchard Family Dental, our experienced surgical team meticulously reviews your medical history. This comprehensive understanding enables us to devise optimal solutions tailored to your needs while prioritizing your safety and well-being.

Contact Orchard Family Dental
Should you have any inquiries regarding medications and oral surgery or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jae Lee, contact Orchard Family Dental today. Your comfort, safety, and successful treatment outcomes are our foremost priorities.

Orchard Family Dental of Suwanee
Phone: 770-765-2815
8010 McGinnis Ferry Rd Ste F
Suwanee, GA 30024