Mar 20, 2021 07:52AM Rah2464 wrote:
Spicedlife I would highly recommend that you meet with your regular dentist, and then a specialist to discuss how to approach a potential tooth extraction while on Zometa monthly. I know that a lot of dental surgeons would want a period of no infusion activity before attempting extraction in order to reduce the risk of osteonecrosis. This may require a coordinated effort between your MO and your dental surgeon in order to provide you the most successful outcome.
I was researching this a lot because I had a tooth that needed work and I am due to start Reclast (which is a lower dosing regimen for osteoporosis) . My dental surgeon said he could do extractions safely three months after an infusion if need be. However, reclast taken every six months is obviously not the same dosing level as Zometa taken monthly. You will need to find a professional to help you set up a plan of attack. So very very sorry you have this worry on top of everything else. These drugs just do a number on us don't they? Hugs