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What should I do if I'm taking warfarin and need to have a root canal?

If you're taking warfarin and need to have a root canal procedure, tell your dentist or dental surgeon that you are taking warfarin. Also, tell your doctor that you are going to have a root canal. Your doctor may decide to change your dose of warfarin or stop taking your warfarin before the dental procedure.

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