07 Sep SSRIs May Increase Risk Of Dental Implants Failure
Medical Research: What are the main findings of the study?
Dr. Tamimi: The main finding was that SSRIs usage was associated with an increased risk of dental implants failure.
Medical Research: Were any of the findings unexpected?
Dr. Tamimi: SSRIs are widely used all over the world, but their impact on the oral health was unknown.
Medical Research: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?
Dr. Tamimi: Our findings indicate that treatment with SSRIs is associated with an increased failure risk of osseointegrated implants, which might suggest a careful surgical treatment planning for SSRIs users.
Medical Research: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Dr. Tamimi: We suggest further studies investigating the influence of SSRIs on oral and dental health. As well as on other biomedical devices such as hip prosthesis and knee prosthesis.