... because there is a 10% chance the bone in the gum won't heal and it will cause me great deal of pain... what am I going to do? I am missing on having a bridge made because of this. When I will be able to have my tooth remove? I am a cancer patient.
I have been on Zometa infusions for 8-1/2 years. In that time I have had 3 teeth pulled and am now in clear correct braces. The only precautions we had to take was for an oral surgeon to do the extraction rather than a dentist. I also had to take antibiotics for 10 days after the extractions. The oral surgeon scheduled the extractions for a week before I was due for another Zometa infusion. That way the concentration of the Zometa was, apparently, lower. Of course, your experience can be different than mine, but I did well with the extractions. Additionally, the oral surgeon talked to my oncologist before extracting the teeth, so they discussed the pros and cons of extracting the teeth and agreed upon the precautions to take. I hope it all works out the way you want.
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