Bisphosphonate Drug Info

Bisphosphonate Drugs
and
Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ)

ATTENTION:
ALL PATIENTS TAKING BISPHOSPHONATE DRUGS MUST READ THIS SECTION

There are numerous articles concerning Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) published throughout the medical and dental community. Doctors use bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis, osteitisdeformans (Paget's disease of the bone), bone metastasis (with or without hypercalcaemia), multiple myeloma, and other conditions involving fragile, breakable bone.

You must inform our office if you are taking any of the following medications for any reason:

  • Aclasta (Zoledronic Acid)
  • Actonel (Risedronate)
  • Aredia (Pamidronate)
  • Atelvia (Risedronate)
  • Evista (RaloxifeneHCL)
  • Boniva (Ibandronate)
  • Didronel (Etidronate)
  • Fosamax (Alendronate)
  • Reclast (Zoledronic Acid)
  • Skelid (Tiludronate)
  • Zometa (Zoledronic Acid)
  • Xgeva (Ligand Inhibitor)

It may be necessary to discontinue use of Bisphosphonate medications prior to receiving oral surgery. Dr. Pierri will work closely with your prescribing doctor to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

Please complete the medication page of our Patient Registration form as completely as possible prior to your first visit. If you forget to report the use of Bisphosphonate drugs at any time during your treatment; please call our office immediately upon recall of this drug usage.

If your medication plan changes at any time; ask our staff for a new medication update form.