Osteoporosis Medications and Your Oral Health

Categories: Dental, Oral Hygiene

Bone Density Medications Can Influence Your Dental Treatment

Did you know that your medications that aid in bone health can adversely affect your oral health with certain dental treatment?

A study confirms that medications taken to prevent or slow bone density loss can adversely affect your jawbone when combined with certain dental treatment. With this in mind, you should make certain to inform your dentist of your prescribed or over the counter medicine intake for the appropriate dental treatment plan.

Provide Your Dentist with a Complete List of Your Medications

Some of the major names in bone density medication are otherwise known as antiresorptive agents. These agents assist in prevention or slowing the processing of thining bone.  Fortunately, in only rare incidences, certain dental treatments can affect your jawbone if you are taking antiresorptive agents.

This does not mean that dental treatment for oral health problems should be avoided, but rather that you must provide your dentist with an all-inclusive list of your medications prior to any treatment. In this way, you are giving your dentist the opportunity to take preventative precaution when planning your dental treatment.

Talk with Your Dentist before Stopping Medication

It is always best to visit your dentist for regular checkups and consultation to discuss all dental treatment options, regardless of which medications you are taking.

Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem, is always intent on providing the best possible dental treatment with great care for your overall health and comfort.

When you are ready to schedule your next dental visit with Dr. Rotem, do not stop any use of medication until you have discussed your options fully.  As most side effects of medications on jawbone are rare, your dental care options remain open unless instructed otherwise by a professional like Ocean County dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem.