done on, I've taken Boniva for over 10 years, I have to get the Boniva out of my system before anything can be done. Is there anything I can do to get it out quicker ?
Who has told you that you have to get the Boniva out of your system before dental work can be done? How extensive is the dental work to be done? I have been getting zolendronic acid (Zometa) for 9 years which is very similar to Boniva. In that time, I have had fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, and now have Clear Correct braces preparing for veneers. Unless you show signs of osteonecrosis of the jaw from the Boniva, most dental work can be done. Osteonecrosis is very uncommon though. One caution--- for extractions, it is advisable for an oral surgeon to pull any teeth. Definitely, implants are out of the question. Any dentist (preferably a DMD) who works on your teeth must be fully aware of possible problems due to the Boniva and be as gentle as possible while doing the dental work. Some dentists can be quite aggressive and you need to stop your dentist if he/she is being rough.
Of course, good x-rays before the procedure are essential to be sure you have no signs of osteonecrosis in your jaw. All of my dental work has been approved by my oncologist and oral surgeon. I have had no problems at all from dental work. Oh yeah, I am also given 1000mg of Amoxil 1 hour before the procedure as a prophylaxis. I have to take the Amoxil any time I will be getting my teeth cleaned as well as other dental procedures that can allow bacteria to get under the gumline. I hope this helps. Usually dental work can be done safely, but certain precautions must be taken.
I agree with KathyH. My dentist does not care about such things to do work. But he does care if I am ill, have taken aspirin or another NSAID because of increased bleeding, or would be on a blood thinner.
Something, I suspect got lost in the translation. Give your prescribing doctor a call and see what the recommendation is from him. That makes far more sense in case you have some underlying disease we are unaware that may be part of this. Ok? Personally i would check out some other Dentist who has a better understanding. I have seen good and bad over the years. Just my thought. Karen
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