Dental management in patient taking non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants

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Watus Sakdejayont
Pornwatcharin Limwattanachai
Sittipong Chaimanakarn


Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants, such as warfarin, have been used to prevent and treat thromboembolic events. In addition to the therapeutic efficacy, warfarin also has limitations. Currently, a new group of oral anticoagulants: non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are developed and giving patients more options for treatment. Many studies have found that these drugs are more effective or equal to warfarin. Although, the management of non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients undergoing dental procedures was not clear. Therefore, the objective of this article is to review the clinical practice guidelines for this group of patients.


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Sakdejayont W, Limwattanachai P, Chaimanakarn S. Dental management in patient taking non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants. M Dent J [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 12 [cited 2023 Dec. 8];40(3):197-210. Available from:
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