alendronic acid i am having a tooth out tihis week, is it safe while on alendronic acid please

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i need a tooth out this week, but on alendronic acid, does any one  now if this is safe? thanks for help

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  • Posted

    I had a tooth out last year having taken Alendronic acid for 2 years and had no problems. I did tell my dentist that I was taking it and she referred me to a dentist where they will sedate you. However I chose not to have sedation, just an injection and tooth came out easily  and gum healed quickly. Hope you are just as lucky.


    • Posted

      Hi helen54520,

      Thank you so much for your reply, it was helpful .

  • Posted

    I assume your dentist knows about your medication.  Only he/she can really determine the current health of your jaw bone.  Good luck - hope your procedure goes as swimmingly as Helen's did!
    • Posted

      They can't tell by looking at it. Past three years a blood test is the only way to check its safety.

      I have posted the name of the blood test a few times. I will look at earlier postings to find it as I am away from home at the movement visiting grandchildren.

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      Yes, Kathleen, I remember someone, must have been you, posting that information a while ago.  I googled bisphosphonates jaw health blood test and found a test called CTX.  Is that it?
    • Posted

      Yes and if it is under a certain level it is safe but over it is not.
  • Posted

    My dentist would not remove what was left after my crown failed last year. He felt the risks outweighed the benefits. He made a plate that replaced the crown without extraction
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    It depends how long you have been on it. Less than three years is supposed to be safe. Otherwise, you need to have a blood test to check i s safety. 

    Also, I would make sure the dentist knows and takes care.


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