I was dx with osteoporosis 11 months ago.(I am 59 years old) My dr immediately put me on fosomax. I am ususally diligant about researching meds...but, for some reason, I just took her word for it! Well, the other day, I needed a tooth extraction with the possibility of an implant. I started to do some research and was appalled at what I found. The oral surgeon assured me that since I have been on the meds less than 3 years I would be fine.(not to worry about the necrosis of the jaw,etc) needless to say, I have stopped the fosomax and am awaiting an appt with an endocrinologist to find out why my bone density is so low.
I would love to hear if anyone else has had any experience with dental work while on fosomax.
Edited October 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm