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Osteoporosis Drugs May Cause ONJ?

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, a dental condition known as Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) has been reported in patients receiving treatments that include intravenous bisphosphonate or the pill form, pamidronate or zoledronate. These drugs are typically used to treat osteoporosis and they are proven medications that reduce bone loss and lessen the odds of fractures occurring in patients with the disease.

With ONJ, the condition involves the lower jaw becoming exposed after a tooth has been pulled or trauma has occurred to the jaw. These wounds do not heal as rapidly as they should and infection has been known to occur. This issue can be chronic for patients that contract it.

Do not stop taking your regular medications.

Aqua Dental urges all patients using bisphosphonates to speak to a dentist regarding their situation. Maintaining the appropriate level of oral hygiene, antibiotics and some special rinses have been known to improve the situation of patients with ONJ. Regular dental visits are important so cases of ONJ can be identified and treated if necessary.

At Aqua Dental we care about your oral health and will continue to share any information that we find pertinent to the well-being of our patients. Our dental specialists use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technology to provide comfortable, compassionate care.

Families are welcome at Aqua Dentalon 1395 North Main Street, Randolph.
Please contact our state-of-the-art office
at 888-670-4643 at your earliest convenience.

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Tuesday 8am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-7pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday Hygienist available by appointment only.
Office is closed but we do have on call staff to handle questions, concerns or emergencies.
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