Osteoporosis Medications

There are many people aged 50 years or older with osteoporosis. Due to related fractures, osteoporosis is responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality.

Antiresorptive agents, like bisphosphonates, often are used to treat osteoporosis, lowering the risk of related fractures. In rare cases, use of antiresorptive agents has been associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw. However, the risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ARONJ) is low.

Although osteonecrosis can occur spontaneously, more commonly osteonecrosis has been reported after dental treatments — most often invasive procedures like tooth extractions — in patients treated