i've been on warafin since oct 2010 for bi lateral pulminary embolisums. since I started i have had 3 teeth cracked. last ione cracked while eatung a french fry, has anyone else had problem with teeth cracking or breaking?
Never heard of this and none of my doctor friends have either. Are you sure that there is not another problem that is causing this? Have you seen an Orthodontist? If you really think that it is the Coumadin then you should talk to your Hematologist about switching to Arixtra, Lovenox, or Xarelto.
I was first put on Coumadin in 2007 after a bad car accident and ever since I have had horrible problems with my teeth. They have even broke while flossing. I was 21 years old when this started and am now 26. I have never attributed this problem to Coumadin because I have been on a lot of other medicines for pain, anxiety, depression and so forth..is it possible that another medicine or treatment is destroying my teeth? Nobody has yet to be able to explain why this is happening so if anyone has any ideas please let me know
There could be a relationship, as there is a known mechanism by which it could happen. Coumadin works by blocking vitamin K1, which is involved in clotting. It also acts on vitamin K2, which is profoundly important in calcium management in the body. It does this by activating proteins that are important in getting calcium into bones (osteocalcin) and removing calcium from soft tissues where it doesn't belong (matrix gla protein, MGP). So, there is at least a hypothetical potential for it to impact bone and dental health, as well as cardiovascular health. More research needed ...
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