Preventive protocol for tooth extractions in patients treated with zoledronate: a case series.

@article{Ferlito2011PreventivePF,
  title={Preventive protocol for tooth extractions in patients treated with zoledronate: a case series.},
  author={Sebastastiano Ferlito and Sergio Puzzo and Chiara Liardo},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={e1-4}
}
PURPOSE We report on an observational longitudinal noncontrolled study of a case series of consecutive patients treated with zoledronate who underwent tooth extractions. The tooth extractions were performed after a preventive protocol to minimize the risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 43 patients who had received zoledronate and required single or multiple dental extractions were treated. The preventive protocol provided a surgical… CONTINUE READING
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