endocrinology
Bone health

Bisphosphonate holiday not needed for tooth extraction to prevent ONJ

Patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis prevention do not need to have a ‘drug holiday’ before tooth extraction to avoid osteonecrosis of the jaw, a prospective study suggests. Japanese dental researchers found no cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw among 132 patients receiving oral bisphosphonates who continued treatment while undergoing tooth extraction. Patients who had been ...

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