less invasive dental implant procedure for the heart patient

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Dental implant surgery procedures can conflict with the medication needs of heart patients. A less invasive approach to dental implants offers heart patients a better surgical and postsurgical experience, and allows patients to undergo the procedure without interruption of long-term anticoagulant medication…best implant dentist london

The Journal of Oral Implantology presents two cases in which a flapless surgical technique was used rather than conventional implant techniques. In the flapless technique, implants are drilled directly through the soft tissue into the bone. This study assessed the potential of the modified procedure to reduce bleeding, surgery time, postoperative pain, affordable dental implants london and soft tissue inflammation…

In this study, the minimally invasive flapless implant technique was used for two heart patients — a 45-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man. Both patients continued their warfarin therapy without interruption. After implant surgery, the patients were monitored for 30 minutes, and subsequent examinations took place one week, five weeks, and six months after the operation. Both patients showed good healing, minimal inflammation, and no abnormalities. No signs of bleeding were present in their follow-up exams.affordable cosmetic dentistry london

The authors of this study propose designating this technique the “WarLess procedure” — incorporating “warfarin” and “flapless.” This preliminary study shows that flapless dental implant surgery can be safe and effective for patients without interruption of anticoagulant medication. Larger clinical trials are needed to confirm the safety of the technique on a broader scale…read more

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