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When Prescriptions and Dentistry Don’t Mix

Some prescribed drugs and dental surgery may not be a good mix. You might not think that what your MD prescribes—and what your dentist does for your mouth's well-being—are closely related. But both are significant. If you are contemplating upcoming dentistry like a tooth extraction or an implant, it may be helpful to review which prescribed drugs you are taking for other problems. Two red flags, here: prescription drugs for osteoporosis and certain drugs used in association with chemotherapy against cancers. The big word is bisphosphonates. That means a drug used in treating bone disease. They limit activity in bone cells which remove old or injured bone. Good, if the problem is bone thinning or cancer. But they might also [...]

By |2021-10-20T19:37:32+00:00January 18th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on When Prescriptions and Dentistry Don’t Mix

All About Antibiotics

Because we're concerned about more than your teeth… If you're a woman taking oral contraceptives, it's understandable that you might not wish to mention this prior to a dental procedure. But it's truly important that we know, and here's why: Your dental procedure may include an antibiotic prescription to fight the bacterial infection. It's known that some broad-spectrum antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of a birth control pill, increasing the chance of pregnancy. Antibiotics are wonderful weapons against infection, but they have their limitations. A few valuable suggestions: If you start, don't stop. Whether you're prescribed an antibiotic by us or your physician, don't stop taking them just because you "feel better.” There's a chance the most resistant bacteria will [...]

By |2021-02-20T17:26:28+00:00May 11th, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on All About Antibiotics