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Anesth Prog. 2013 Summer;60(2):72-9; quiz p.80. doi: 10.2344/0003-3006-60.2.72.

Antithrombotic drugs: pharmacology and implications for dental practice.

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  • 1General Dental Practice Residency, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH 45409, USA.


Appropriate preoperative assessment of the dental patient should always include an analysis of the patient's medications. This article reviews the actions and indications for the various categories of antithrombotic medications and considers actual risks for postoperative bleeding and potential interactions with drugs the dental provider might administer or prescribe.

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