What happens if I need a tooth extraction?

This should always be co-ordinated by your haemophilia centre so that it can be carried out safely to prevent excessive bleeding.

Depending on the severity of your bleeding disorder your haemophilia team may choose to give you factor replacement therapy or tablets before the tooth is extracted and a special mouthwash for afterwards.

In addition the dentist will stitch the wound and use a special surgical packing to stop any bleeding. This method has been used very successfully for many years to overcome the problems previously associated with extracting teeth and has been recommended by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH).