If you've had a tooth extraction, took bisphosphonates, and have exposed bone, your oral surgeon may diagnose BON if your condition persists for more than eight weeks, and you've never had radiation to the head or neck. If this is the case please educate yourself, by reading the new brochure, and find out from the ADA web site what steps should be taken next to treat and heal this disorder.
If you are considering taking a bisphosphonate and have periodontal disease, or are contemplating an extraction, speak with your dentist about starting a good cleaning regime. Your dentist will also help to monitor your dental health while taking these medications.
Special Thanks to the ADA/NOF for publishing this information, and to the ADA for providing the brochure to our readers here at OsteoporosisConnection.com