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Anyone heard of a possible delayed jaw healing due to Fosamax?

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Survivor since 2013 9 months
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    乳癌幸存者从 2013
    Well, I had my tooth pulled today with just a local anesthetic and did OK. In talking with the Oral Surgeon I guess in early studies products with biophosphonate in them were tied to possible jaw death. He said it's basically because unlike most meds. that are metabolized in the liver and then excreted those products have a long half life and too much can lead to the destruction of one's jaw. He felt I'd be OK as I haven't been on it for a period of more than 5 years at this point. I'll see him again in a couple of weeks for a recheck but he told me to hold off taking the Fosamax for a month to be safe.
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    Survivor since 2013
    cont.)I broke a piece off of a tooth last Friday, had broken a different area of the same tooth 7 months ago that was repaired. When I saw my dentist today I told him I was leaning towards pulling it and he agreed that is my best option. However, he also told me due to the Fosamax I'm on he is referring me to an Oral Surgeon since Fosamax or any other biophosphonate product in rare cases can delay the healing of the jaw bone. Now I just have to wait a few days before calling the office he gave me info. on. to set up an appointment. Any others out there have similar issues, thanks?
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