Medications and Dental Implant Placement

Medications have a profound effect on a patient’s oral condition.

For instance, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers can cause gingival problems. Now we have other drugs, such as Fosamax (helps women with osteoporosis), to contend with. We are told and read that you should not remove a tooth for a woman on Fossomax because of possible bone necrosis.

How do these medications effect the implant planning process? Do we have to worry about dental implant placement with these medications and what, if any, medications do we have to consider? Feel free to leave your comments below.

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3 thoughts on “Medications and Dental Implant Placement

  1. Fabrizio says:

    Bi-posphonates are a contraindication to implant tx only when given in high doses during chemo tx to prevent bone metastasis.
    I am not aware of any problem for the lower doses used in the tx of osteoporosis.

  2. lvillanueva says:

    can i put implants on a patient with hepa c? I have to still get his medical clearance yet to know the severity of his case. Just want to know if it is viable?

  3. kvirgil says:

    Is your hepa C patient under treatment with interpheron alpha-2b and ribavirinum?
    When yes,then I would not do it,because of the multiple blood problems that are the sideefects of medication.

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