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Should I take aspirin if I have a dental emergency?

Aspirin should not be taken if you are experiencing a dental emergency. Although aspirin is an anti-inflammatory, it also has anticoagulant properties that can thin blood. This might cause excess bleeding . Some dentists recommend avoiding any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, or oxaprozin. This is because NSAIDs have been known to inhibit normal clotting, especially in people who are already taking a blood thinner like warfarin.

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