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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)
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?
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.
Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University