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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Extraction

03/19/2010

Question:

I`ve stopped taking actenol for three months. My dentist tells me I need an extraction. Can he take it out or do I need to go to an oral surgeon?

Answer:

Do you mean Actonel? Three months seems to be a reasonable time, but I will recommend you to consult an oral surgeon or periodontist. They have more experience with patients taking this kind of medications, and can definitely handle complications in a better way.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University