Attention: all patients taking

bisphosphonate drugs must read this section

Bisphosphonate Medications


Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ)

There are numerous articles concerning Bisphoshonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) published throughout the medical and dental community.  Doctors use bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (Paget’s disease of the bone), bone metastasis (with or without hypercalcaemia), multiple myeloma, and other conditions involving fragile, breakable bone.

It may be necessary to discontinue use of Bisphosphonate medications prior to receiving oral surgery.  Dr. Lynn Pierri will closely work with your prescribing doctor to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.  

Please be sure to provide a complete list of all prescribed and over-the-counter medications on the registration forms provided prior to your first visit or at any time your medications change.  If at any time you forget to report any medications, including Bisphosphonate drugs, or, your medications change during any stage of treatment, please call our office immediately with the updated medications list.

New patients can register online here or complete the full paper registration here.

Established patients may update their information here.

You must inform our office if you are taking any of the following medications for any reason:
  • Aclasta (Zoledronic Acid)
  • Actonel (Risedronate)
  • Aredia (Pamidronate)
  • Atelvia (Risedronate)
  • Avastin (Bevacizumab)
  • Boniva (Ibandronate)
  • Calcium Carbonate (Risedronate)
  • Cholecalciferol (Alendronate)
  • Didronel (Etidronate)
  • Evista (Raloxifene HCL)
  • Forteo (Teriparatide)
  • Fosamax (Alendronate)
  • Prolia (Denosumab)
  • Reclast (Zoledronate)
  • Skelid (Tiludronate)
  • Zometa (Zoledronic Acid)
  • Xgeva (Ligand Inhibitor)

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