Osteoporosis Drugs May Cause Dental Issues. Watertown Dental Clinic

Osteoporosis Drugs May Cause Dental Issues

by on August 20, 2013 in General Dentistry
Osteoporosis Drugs May Cause Dental Issues

Drugs such as Fosamax® and Actonel® which are bisphosphonates are commonly used to treat and prevent osteoporosis. These drugs have been known to reduce the chances of a patient experiencing a bone fracture and they reduce bone loss in many cases. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recently reported that these drugs may cause a potential condition called Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ). This condition takes place after a patient has had a dental treatment completed or has experienced trauma to the face. The lower jaw bone becomes visible and the wound heals slowly, sometimes becoming infected.

Regular dental care in Watertown, special mouth rinses and antibiotics are all used to combat the condition. Do not stop taking medications prescribed by your doctor. Discuss your situation with a specialist at All Dental Center in Watertown and together a dental treatment plan can be achieved.

At All Dental Center we care about the oral health of our patients and like to provide information that may be helpful in identifying and eliminating potential problems before they begin.

We will continue to provide updates on ONJ as they become available.

See Related articles

  The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST)   What`s to be Done about Sensitive Teeth?
Call us now!
617-229-7702
Request Appointment here

Call us now!

617-229-7702

Special Offers

* Paid At Time Of Service, Must Present Coupon
* Must present coupon at time of first appointment. Restrictions apply. Coupons can not be combined with any other coupon or special offer. One coupon per treatment plan may be used.

Hours Of Operation

Mon-Thu9:30 - 6:00
Friday9:30 - 5:00
Saturday9:00 - 2:30

Our Location

21 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Payment Options

MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, cash and Care Credit

Insurance

Delta Dental, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, MetLife, Altus, Guardian, Metropolitan, Humana, Principal. We also accept MassHealth, Commonwealth and UnitedHealthcare