Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Read This if You Take Osteoporosis Drugs

A new study has shown that use of drugs such as Fosamax, commonly used to treat osteoporosis, can lead to the death of bone tissue (osteonecrosis) in the jaw.  These drugs are known as bisphosphonates, and they are designed to reduce the activity of cells that cause loss of bone. 

The study was conducted at USC by Dr. Parish Sedghizadeh, assistant professor of clinical dentistry with the USC School of Dentistry. He hopes that more studies confirm this so more dentists and doctors will discuss it with their patients.

Be sure to ask your doctor and dentist about this, especially if you are having dental work done. 

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