My husband is taking pradaxa for blood clots in his legs and to keep the bypass in his leg open. I have been told that he should come off blood thinners before teeth cleaning, especially since he has peridontal disease. He is not having any problems at the moment with this teeth or the pradaxa. How long before the dental appt. should he stop the pradaxa?
Should pradaxa be stopped before a dental visit to have your teeth cleaned? If so, how long before?
Question posted by ecnal45 on 29 July 2011
Last updated on 15 January 2012 by DemoninDC
Considering you husband's condition, if all he is having is his teeth cleaned your doctor and dentist may not take him off of the Pradaxa at all. The other option would be to stop the dose he takes in the evening and then after his dentist appointment restart his regular dose.
Your husband may need to stop Pradaxa. It will depend on his circumstances.
Talk to the doctor who prescribed Pradaxa to find out when and if your husband should stop taking it. Pradaxa is usually stopped 1 to 2 days before the procedure.
Your doctor will tell him when to re-start taking Pradaxa
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