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    Ostoporis & gum disease
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    Marliss26 posted:
    I have both & was just taken off Fosamax by my MD for taking it over 7 yrs. My DDS tells me I have 4 teeth that have to be pulled. But says because I took meds for Osteoporsis they can't pull teeth for 10 yrs. She called oral surgeons in our area & that's what they told her. Now she says I still should have teeth pulled but by an oral surgeon only... She first said I can't have teeth pulled for 10 yrs after discussing w/oral surgeons now she says she still wants them pulled but would not do herslef because there coudl be a severe infection... What are the newest facts on this?
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    Gwen Cohen Brown, DDS, FAAOMP responded:
    Hi Marliss26, I am going to refer you to the position paper by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

    http://www.aaoms.org/docs/position_papers/bronj_update.pdf

    I do not have enough information to guide you and it would be irresponsible of me to suggest treatment without the benefit of X-rays and a clinical assessment. I know it seems straightforward however there are numerous clinical issues and concerns that go into treatment planning , appropriate assessment and overall patient care and this is an extremely complicated problem.

    I hope that this helps and that you will find some answers to your questions.

    Dr. Gwen Cohen Brown


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