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December 20, 2006

Dentists Concerned About Jaw Necrosis

Dentists in Indiana are concerned about seeing more cases of jaw necrosis (decaying jaw bone) linked to the use of bisphosphonates. Apparently you don't have to have a dental procedure for it to occur.

Some cases of ONJ have appeared after someone using bisphosphonates has had a tooth pulled or some other dental procedure, but other cases have appeared “spontaneously,” according to a recent article in Dental Economics
“As far as the dental profession is concerned, there is a definite link [between ONJ and bisphosphonates] and there is no question about that,” Foulkes said. “Our controversy is how to deal with it.”

Dentists concerned about cases of decaying jaw bones

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