I was on steroids and Alendronic Acid for PMR but have managed to come off all drugs. On Dec 2 I had an infected and impacted wisdom tooth plus the adjacent infected molar removed under a general in hospital as a day case. It has been very slow to heal. My dentist has xrayed and said all is well, it is healing but very slowly. He puts this down to a combination of age and the AA. I came off the AA in Feb 2012 after 18 months on it, so was surprised to find that it could have such a long term effect.
Is this usual?
As a result of the op I have lost weight and have also had a succession of respiratory infections which may well also have had an impact.