Harvard Women's Health Watch
Taking osteoporosis drugs shouldn't prevent you from getting oral surgery
A drug holiday is one recommendation to reduce the risk of a rare bone condition that affects the jaw. A dentist refers a woman to an oral surgeon because she needs a tooth pulled. But upon reviewing her chart, the oral surgeon turns her away. The reason? She’s taking a common medication to treat her osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become thin, brittle, and prone to fracture.