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Dental work at hospital?

and 2017, next due 2019). Has anyone else had a similar experience, please? I would prefer the Dentist to do the extraction, if needed, as would cause more problems for me having to go to the hospital, ehich I won't go into here. Just wondering in advance, though hoping I keep my slightly wobbly tooth for a while yet!

I hope there aren't too many mistakes in this as I can't scroll through to edit it! Sorry!

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Oh dear, first half of post gone walk-about! Without typing it all again, basically has anyone with PMR/had Zoledronic acid infusions, ever been told that if a tooth needs to be extracted (I have a slightly loose tooth) it should be done at the hospital, mainly for aftercare of slow healing 'bones'? Other people's experiences would be interesting. Thank you. Lin-lou.

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I think it is probably a "cover my back" on the part of a dentist when it is said. Some dentists are very averse to doing anything on patients who have taken bisphosphonates for any length of time.

Mind you - if you HAVE been on zolendronic acid for any length of time and are developing wobbly teeth I think I would like some closer followup.

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Thanks PMRpro. I thought along those lines, too, and could understand it in a way. Maybe the dilemma won't arise if the tooth just comes out on its own one day! 😬

PS Missing from my post - had my first ZA infusion in summer of 2016, second one in Dec 2017 and Rheumatologist later told me I wouldn't need one this year, though only had one DEXA scan which was some time before the first ZA infusion.

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Yes I had this problem. My dentist still panics every check up. Hospital was very good just inconvenient, and it was free which my dentist definitely isn't, very few NHS dentists around here. There were no extra problems experienced with healing as I was told there might be. Hope all goes well with you.

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Thank you for your reply! It's comforting to know that you didn't experience any healing problems. I'm still hoping my tooth will stay where it is for a while yet, though!

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Not had infusion but took alendronic acid for four weeks when first diagnosed jan 17 , stopped as I read more about everything. I have a loose tooth ,crowned ,but think it’s because it’s next to a gap . My dentist seems to want to leave things as they are for now . Will have to wait and see if it comes realy loose .

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I don't think 4 weeks of AA would cause a long term problem. Certainly didn't for me.

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Thanks , at one time he talked about implants but I never fancied it ,if it comes to a big gap I think I will look at a bridge .

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I don't fancy the idea - I don't fancy the price even more!!!!!

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A couple of years ago John was told as his teeth were getting shorter (he is a night grinder) it would cost £12to £20 grand to sort him out ! but it would last a lifetime. His thinking was I’m 70 not 20 and that money would get us quite a few holidays, he is just not going to be smiley on photos or they will be taken at a distance .

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You have to laugh or you'd cry! When I hear people our age talking about implants I just wonder about the logic.

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I am 71 and clench teeth. My dentist had a sleep clenching inhibitor made...night mouth guard. Is that not an option for your hubby? And far cheaper!

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Me, too! Mine became loose after a filling came out and too awkward to re-fill.

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When I was diagnosed my dentist made a point of saying any extractions would be done at the hospital, not had the problems you describe either..

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So, now I know hospital treatment not so unusual. Thank you for posting.

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It's out! For anyone interested, my loose tooth finally came out on its own after about nine months or more, thankfully no pain or infection, so no hospital appointments, well not for that anyway!

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