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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


“Medication Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)- case report and review of literature”


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Author Details: Umme Amarah, Laxmikanth Chatra, Prashanth Shenai K, Veena KM, Rachana V Prabhu

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 98

Article End Page : 101


Abstract

Osteonecrosis is considered to be one of the side effects of the bisphosphonate therapy. It occurs due to the over suppression of bone turnover rate. Trauma, tooth extractions, and poor oral hygiene is also considered to be risk factors for MRONJ. Increasing number of patients with oral bisphosphonates will be reporting to dentist for oral health care, it’s important for all general dental practitioners to be aware of the potential complications.

Keywords:
Bisphosphonates, Bisphosphonate- related osteonecrosis of jaw, Extraction, Osteoporosis, and Osteonecrosis