Third molars and mandibular angle fractures: Are they associated?


This review of the link between the presence of third molars and mandibular angle fractures included 7 retrospective studies suggesting an increased risk of fracure when third molars were present RR= 1.90(95%CI; 1.47-2.46).

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Tricyclic antidepressants are associated with higher risk of bone fracture


While most people would likely associate tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) with more common adverse effects such as dry mouth, sedation and constipation, there is some evidence to suggest increased occurrence of bone fractures (Vestergaard, Rejnmark, & Mosekilde, 2006). However, the topic remains controversial and conflicting results about the association of TCAs and fracture risk abound (e.g. [read the full story…]