Over the past year, we had prasugrel (Effient®) and dabigatran (Pradaxa®) – now we have rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) and ticagrelor (Brilinta®). Rivaroxaban is an anticoagulant that works on one of the blood coagulation cascade factors and ticagrelor is an antiplatelet agent in the same category as clopidogrel (Plavix®). This month’s article reviews current information of importance for rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and ticagrelor (Brilinta).
The second is a question to stimulate a response – I can dream can’t I?
Would you have used carrier based obturation to complete this case? For those of you who can no longer read flat field radiographs but require small FOV cbCT to diagnose, tooth #2.7 in question unless you’re from the United States and it’s tooth #15 – no longer covered by Delta Dental due to the economy…..if you can’t afford food, you don’t need that many teeth.