Those who take drugs to enhance bone density may be at risk of a very rare but alarming side effect known as "jawbone death." This potentially disfiguring and hard-to-treat condition is characterized by jaw pain and ulcerations in the mouth. Read through our Bone Drug Alert document
for additional details.
Various oral contraceptives appear to have differing effects on a woman's risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. A number of studies suggest that sex hormones influence the progression of gum disease. Call Kevin Flood DDS at 616-974-4990 for more details.