SSRIs May Increase Risk Of Dental Implants Failure

Faleh Tamimi, BDS, PhD Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry Strathcona Anatomy & Dent, Montreal, Quebec CanadaMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Faleh Tamimi, BDS, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Dentistry
Strathcona Anatomy & Dent,
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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.

Citation:

SSRIs and the Risk of Osseointegrated Implant Failure – A Cohort Study
X. Wu, K. Al-Abedalla, E. Rastikerdar, S. Abi Nader, N.G. Daniel, B. Nicolau, and F. Tamimi

J DENT RES, 0022034514549378, first published on September 3, 2014

 

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