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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 63-67

Influence of aspirin on post-extraction bleeding - A clinical study


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rungta College of Dental Sciences, Bhilai, Chattisgarh, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, RKDF Dental College and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Karnavati School of Dentistry, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

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Dattatraya A Darawade
Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rungta College of Dental Sciences, Bhilai, Chattisgarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.144602

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Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of aspirin on post-extraction bleeding in a clinical setup. Materials and Methods: Two hundred patients aged between 50 and 65 years who were indicated for dental extraction for endodontic reason were selected from the outpatient Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The patients were randomly divided into aspirin continuing group (group A) and aspirin discontinuing group (group B). After checking all the vital signs, the extractions were carried out. Bleeding time and clotting time were recorded for evaluation by Chi-square test. Results: Chi-square test revealed that the bleeding time increased (3.8 ± 0.75) in group A patients continued with the aspirin therapy where as group B discontinued aspirin. Similarly, the clotting time increased in group B patients and decreased in group A patients. But in both the groups, bleeding and clotting time remained within normal limits. Conclusion: Reviewing most of the dental and medical literature, it can be concluded that there is absolutely no need to discontinue antiplatelet therapy for any ambulatory dental procedure, and even if the practitioner wishes to discontinue, it should not be for more than 3 daAQ2ys. This is also stated in the guidelines of the American Heart Association.


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