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Tooth Extraction & Reclast
piginthecity posted:
I am 73 years old and do have Osteoporois. I have had several fractures (5) over the past 20 years and am on Calcium w/D. I have a back molar that the oral surgeon wishes to extract as I have a fractured root. Several years ago this tooth was suggested to be extracted and my appointment was scheduled only to learn that since I was on Fosamax, he was unable to extract the tooth. I now am on Reclast (for the past 4 years) and once again faced with the possible extraction of this back molar. I do have pain from time to time with this tooth; however, my primary care put me on Prevacid about 10 years ago and as long as I take Prevacid, that tooth is fine. My concern in having this tooth extracted is the possibility of the osteonecrosis. I meet with the oral surgeon tomorrow and would like more information as to whether a good idea to extract. My next round of Reclast is to be in July 2012.
bonebabe responded:
The bisphosphonates stay in your body for 10 years. Have the tooth extracted. You chances of having another fracture are far far greater than the small risk of osteonecrosis. Even if you did have a problem with the tooth, it will heal. Might be slower than you'd like, but it will heal.

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