Art and I both went to see the dentist for our 6 month teeth cleaning. When my new dentist saw my records she said, "I see you take Fosamax. I just want to warn you that it does make tooth extractions very complicated so you want to really take good care of your teeth." That really scared me so I researched it a little on the web.
Here's a great link about Fosamax and Tooth Extractions that I found.
I've been taking Fosamax (for osteoporosis) for about seven and a half years. When I mentioned it to my nurse practitioner she said I had nothing to worry about. Then she consulted her computer and said I could give it a rest for a year and take another bone scan.
I've heard that there is also the possibility that long term use of Fosamax can cause brittle bones.
Sigh... what to think. What to do...
Well... on the positive side, the dental hygienist smiled and said, "You must be flossing and taking care of your teeth because your teeth show good dental hygiene."
I can smile to that.