Medication effects could disrupt dental implants

Adverse effects accompany certain drugs used to treat depression: anxiety, dizziness, nervousness, sweating, nausea and in some cases suicidal or violent behavior.

Recent findings suggest that these drugs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), could lead to dental implant failure.

The International and American Associations for Dental Research put together a study that shows drugs used for treating depression could raise the risk of bone fracture, according to  a report by  This stems from the fact that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors reduce bone formation.

The research was conducted on patients with dental implants from January 2007 through January 2013. There were 916 dental implants in 490 patients who were used to judge the risk of failure associated with SSRIs.

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