Oral bisphosphonates are a type of drug used to inhibit the cells that break down bone. During bone healing and bone remodeling, these cells break down bone so that new bone may be deposited by a different type of cell. Bisphosphonates are often used to treat conditions such as osteoporosis and bone cancers.
Dr. Ryan O’Malley may recommend oral bisphosphonate therapy to aid in the bone healing process, particularly if complications from your treatment occur, such as a trauma-related oral injury or tooth extraction. Bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ) is a condition that occurs when the soft tissue in the mouth exposes bone through a laceration or tooth extraction. This can cause the exposed bone tissue to die if not treated.
Our dentist will discuss your options and examine your mouth to determine if oral bisphosphonate therapy in Simpsonville, South Carolina, is right for you. Give us a call at 864-962-4140 today to learn more and schedule a consultation at O’Malley Dental.