19 September 2008

Bisphosphonate Users
  • BisphosphonateCancer patients, patients with osteoporosis and other users of bisphosphonates must maintain their oral health to prevent a serious complication called osteonecrosis of the jaw.
  • This condition tends to occur more frequently among intravenous users of bisphosphonates about 5-10%.
Cancer Patients
  • Cancer patients are required to have all dental procedures completed prior to starting radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Osteoporosis SufferersOsteoporosis
  • Women with osteoporosis who receive bisphosphonates must maintain their oral health to prevent a serious complication called osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Pregnant Women
  • Pregnant women and women considering pregnancy should make an effort to undergo treatment if they suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease).
  • Research has shown that women with periodontal disease tend to have more complications or give birth to babies of lesser weight.

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