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Taking Fosomax but developed tenderness above teeth on left

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Taking Fosomax for osteoporosis but developed tenderness above teeth on left upper quadrant. Dentist can find no abcess, infection or other abnormality and suggested I see an ENT. No pain when chewing but tenderness when moving lower jaw back and forth ver teeth.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaitahnya attending you today.

Fosomax which is Alendronate, belonging to Bisphosphonates class has the side effect of jaw pain, teeth pain, gum loosening etc. A severe form of it is called Jaw bone Osteonecrosis. You need to tell your dentist that you have been using Alendronate.

You will be advised to stop the drug temporarily or you will prescribed an alternate drug.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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