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DENTAL SCIENCE - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 410-413

Bisphosphonates: An update


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Vivekananda Dental College, Thiruchenkodu, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vivekananda Dental College, Thiruchenkodu, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department Of Prosthodontics, Adhiparasakthi Dental College, Thiruchenkodu, Tamil Nadu, India

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Nalliappan Ganapathy
Department of Oral Pathology, Vivekananda Dental College, Thiruchenkodu, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.100309

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Bisphosphonates are used widely for variety of bone condition, most notably IV bisphosphonates in the treatment of metastic bone lesion and oral bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. They constitute a group of drugs capable of modulating bone turnover and reducing its remodeling when an excessive resorption occurs. In the last few years, due to their extensive use, many cases of complications associated with their use have been published. This paper provides recent knowledge on general characteristics of these drugs and their mechanism of action, pathogenesis, as well as their relevance to dentist.


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