How long should a person be off of Fosamax before they can have a tooth extracted? I took Fosamax for app 3 years, but have not taken it in about 1 1/2 years. I am having problems with a jaw tooth. When I went to my dentist he would not touch the tooth because I had been on fosamax. He sent me to a specialist to have a root canal, but I did not have that procedure because he said there was only a 70 to 75% chance that the procedure would be successful. I need to have the tooth extracted, but we are being very cautious because of the Fosamax. I know Fosamax stays in your system for years. Have I been off of it long enough to have the extraction without fear of complications?
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