Dear Dr. Tsang: About 2 years ago, I had to have an implant with bone grafting etc. done on a front tooth (eye tooth, left side) due to rupturing of root. Had a root canal done on the same tooth about 7 years ago prior to the implant. Now, after having a root canal done on another front tooth (eye tooth on right side) this being about 3 years ago, it also had to have an implant with bone grafting/membrane as it loosened. I am a 74 year old female and am in basically good health. I have taken FOSAMAX medication for over 4-5 years for treating Osteopenia. Do you think that this medication might have something to do with my teeth loosening? Seems too much of a coincidence to me since this has happened in only a two year span. As matter of fact, both teeth bled while brushing/flossing (gently done). I did not have any gum problem, just that the part of the gum was a little reddish with some swelling. I have stopped using the FOSAMAX for about 5 months now, thinking that this bone medication might be a factor here. I am thanking you in advance for any information you can forward to me.
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