November 05, 2014
Antidepressants Pose Dental Implant Risk
Researchers retrospectively studied the records of 490 patients who received 916 dental implants from 1/07 to 1/13. 440 of the patients were not medicated and 50 patients took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most widely used antidepressant drugs.
Followup after 3 to 67 months showed a failure rate of 4.6% in the nonusers group and 10.6% in the users group.
Researchers suggested further studies regarding this connection.
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