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Medication That Does Not Cause Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw

Medication That Does Not Cause Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw

I have osteopenia of more than 10 years duration. My MD would like me to take Fosamax. I have bad teeth--I receive regular dental care and floss and brush with prescription strength fluoride toothpaste like I'm supposed to, but I have numerous crowns/fillings, 4 implants, I've had several root canals and broken teeth. I'm wondering what besides Prolia or biphosphanates I could take. I am afraid of osteonecrosis of the jaw--I'm also afraid of breaking a hip. I take calcium and Vit D supplements… read more

posted May 29, 2018
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I was on reclast infusion yearly for 5 years. It took me from osteoporosis to osteopenia. Had to stop because of getting all my teeth pulled for total implants. It's been a long haul with a few additional issues,due to it being free,through a teaching Naval Hospital, and I may have to have another small surgery adding tissue from the roof of my mouth to an area of my gum. However, my bone loss is back to increasing and also in my jaw. I've now been off my infusions for over 3 yrs. I can't go back on at least until I'm done & if I get this last surgery. I dont know and neither do the experts know FOR SURE if it decreases the bone in the jaw or not.

posted June 22, 2018
A MyOsteoTeam Member

I was told that the prolia could cause my jaw bone to die - in other words, nasty side effect. However, everyone is different, I would ask your doctor and dentist what they suggest. I am a firm believer in doing research and asking LOTS of questions. I think if I had done that in the past I would not have such severe bone loss. I was -3.6 and now -3.1. Wish you all the best and I hope you have a wonderful day!

posted July 23, 2018
A MyOsteoTeam Member

My rheumatologist and dentist told me not to have any teeth extracted until I was off prolia. I have been on prolia for 4 1/2 years. My only real issue is I seem to sick all the time - but I also work in an elementary school, germ city! I have been told it would lower my immune system. Otherwise, I have had good results.

posted June 26, 2018
A MyOsteoTeam Member

My GP told me to see dentist for a clearance before first proliia
Injection. I had had 2 upper molars extracted last year due to gum disease. Dentist checked mouth and jaw explaining the risk but giving ok clearance to start prolia. Had first needle in Dec. As I’ve been feeling uncomfortable adjusting to the missing teeth and biting plus hyper sensitive mouth I saw dentist again recently - nothing pathologically wrong with teeth, may have touch of something called burning mouth syndrome! I get another dental check before 2nd prolia
due so then need to make decision whether to continue treatment?

posted February 28, 2019
A MyOsteoTeam Member

I just read a book saying that osteopenia is not a disease and possibly should not indicate that you should take op meds. Check into a book called Dr.Lani's No Nonsense Bone Health Guide: The Truth About Density Testing, Osteoporosis Drugs and Building Bone Quality at Any Age.

posted July 4, 2018

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