Bisphosphonates and Oral Health: Primer and an Update for the Practicing Surgeon

Leon A. Assael

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Abstract

Oral and intravenous bisphosphonates have been in clinical use for two decades for the treatment of patients with malignancy, osteoporosis, and other diseases affecting bone metabolism. The purpose of this article is to review the features of these drugs, their effect on the diseases they treat, the oral findings associated with their use, and the assessment of osteonecrosis incidence, pathophysiology, with some insights into treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-453
Number of pages11
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Bisphosphonates
  • Bone metabolism
  • Oral health osteoporosis

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