Not an option of what to do. This tooth needs to be removed. I think a CTx would be a waste of time/money for this. Current thinking is that there is some benefit to a drug holiday, but you can’t really wait 3 months because of the infection. So, this can be done going forward.
This patient is a 51 yo female who has been on fosamax for five years. She presented with suppuration and a 10+mm pocket at tooth #15 mesial. The tooth is sensitive to percussion and mobile. Extraction is planned. Considering the presence of infection, it seems that a three month drug holiday and serum CTx testing
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