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Coagulation disorders in dentistry

  • Approximately 1% of the general population has a mutation in the von Willebrand factor gene.
  • Female carriers of hemophilia A & B have an
    increased risk of bleeding after trauma and
    medical interventions.12
  • Dental procedures, such as extractions and
    periodontal surgery, may be associated with
    postoperative bleeding.
  • Excessive bleeding complicates suturing and may
    delay healing.

Any of the following situations could indicate a coagulation disorder:

  • Bleeding for hours after a tooth extraction.
  • Mucous membrane bleeding during dental
Before starting oral surgery, ask the patient whether he or she has had symptoms of potential coagulation disorders.

This only takes 5 minutes – better safe than sorry!

Ask the patient about the 5 Signs

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