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New York, NY 10111

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Anti-resorptive Medications

and Oral Care

 

Anti-resorptive medications, colloquially known as "bone strengthening drugs," and some anti-angiogenic medications may be associated with side effects that affect the jaw. To help prevent your risk of developing the associated side effects, it is recommended that you visit a dentist before being administered these medications.

 

What side effects are associated with anti-resorptive medications?
  • Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), a condition characterized by delayed or abnormal wound healing

 

Why visiting a dentist before starting these medications is important:

Eliminating any sources of infection and ensuring that your mouth is healthy may help prevent or reduce the oral side effects associated with anti-resorptive medications.

 

When should you visit a dental oncologist if you are receiving anti-resorptive medications?

Ideally, the best time to visit a dental oncologist is before you receive anti-resorptive medications or anti-angiogenic medications associated with MRONJ. Nonetheless, it is never too late to visit Dr. Levi. If you are currently receiving anti-resorptive medications and have not recently been examined by a dentist, it is recommended that you schedule a dental appointment.