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Fosamax and bone loss

I have periodontitis and consequently have bone loss throughout my mouth. I recently had #15 extracted. Today I went for my one week postoperative checkup. The site had not healed; I am to return in one week.
My concern: I don't understand why my dentist didn't do any restorative procedures when he extracted the tooth. He gave me an explaination, but I didn't understand. I stopped taking Fosamax before the extraction (I had taken it for less than 4 years) and am not going to take the drug again. Is there concern that I will have a complication because of the Fosamax? I had hoped for a bone graft and/or socket perservation...
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Thanks for your info. I'll ask my dentist again when I go to the follow up visit.
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If there is significant bone resorption due to periodontal disease and primary closure of extraction site is not achievable, bone graft to preserve alveolar ridge may not be appropriate. Mutual rapport between you and your treating dentist is extremely important.  If you do'nt understand your dentist 's explanation, keep on inquing until you are fully aware of everythong. Please keep in mind many treatment problems arise from poor communications between patient and health care providers.
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