For those of you following my Reclast infusion saga...yes, I am at a "small" risk for developing necrosis of the jaw due to this lovely class of drugs. It is of greater risk for someone taking this class of drugs the longer you take them. Once an infusion of Reclast is given it stays in the body for 10 years....get ALL dental work completed before starting these drugs!
Having said that, I have salvagable teeth on my lower jaw but the dentist/oral surgeon and myself have chosen to remove all of my lower teeth. I already wear an upper full plate. This way if any teeth were to give me trouble in the future, I don't have to worry about losing the jaw bone with it.
I go for the 2nd oral surgeon consult next Tuesday (NO, I didn't choose the first jerk) and from there we schedule surgery based upon my need for antibiotics (cellulitis in the face again) and what my pocketbook can stand.
I stopped my Humira on the 3rd of the month and my Imuran last weekend in preparation for this. All is well on the CD front for now. Will keep everyone posted as I get through all of this.
Have an excellent, symptom free day today if you can!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.