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Can years of prednisone cause dental problems?

Can years of prednisone cause dental problems?

Possibly: Prednisone use affects your body's immune system negatively and if you have an active infection in the mouth (periodontitis, abscess, etc), it can affect your body's ability to fight off and contain that infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Hx: Diab, htn, cholesterol. Hives x 4 wks , only controlled by high dose prednisone. Can a dental infection cause hives? Stoped all meds x 1 week ago

Hx: Diab, htn, cholesterol. Hives x 4 wks 
, only controlled by high dose prednisone. Can a dental infection cause hives? Stoped all meds x 1 week ago

No: Dental infections do not cause hives elsewhere on the skin. You did not say where your hives are located. It around the mouth it could be an allergic reaction to your toothpaste. If it is any other part of the body then it is unrelated to mouth or teeth. ...Read more

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Son got 1st teeth 1 mo ago. They turned grey last wk. Had antibiotics 1 1/2 mo ago & prednisone w/albuterol nebulizer 1 mo ago. Did that cause this?

Son got 1st teeth 1 mo ago. They turned grey last wk. Had antibiotics 1 1/2 mo ago & prednisone w/albuterol nebulizer 1 mo ago. Did that cause this?

Tetracycline. Teeth: Could be but not likely? Are their any genetic conditions to teeth that run in your family? Did you happen to take any antibiotics such a tetracycline, monocycle be, or doxyclince when you were pregnant? This would be more likely to cause grey teeth from tetracycline staining during tooth development. When in doubt follow up with your dentist for a simple evaluatuon ...Read more

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Is it recommended that i take prednisone before a dental appointment?

Is it recommended that i take prednisone before a dental appointment?

Maybe: But only if you are chronically taking Prednisone for a medical condition. Then you may have to double the dose before an appointment that may involve surgery or another procedure. It is best to consult your dentist and physician if you are on prednisone. Please don't self-medicate. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have dental procedure on high dose of prednisone ?

Speak to your md: It is not usually a problem but if you have been on steroids for a while you may need to adjust the dose before more invasive procedures. Speak to your md regarding any changes and make sure to inform your dentist about all medications you are taking before the procedure. ...Read more

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I have hypopituitarism so should I take extra prednisone before a dental appointment?

I have hypopituitarism so should I take extra prednisone before a dental appointment?

No...no: I assume you are taking Prednisone and thyroid medicines, possibly others, on a regular basis because of your hypopituitarism, but these need not change for routine dental work. With more major surgery/illness, stress dose of Prednisone maybe needed, but otherwise no. Best is to consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe pain after crown prep. taking 5day prednisone, but declined antibios due to history of c diff. am i safe or will pred make dental prob worse?

Severe pain after crown prep. taking 5day prednisone, but declined antibios due to history of c diff. am i safe or will pred make dental prob worse?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are not painkillers. If you need antibiotics it means you have an infection and the tooth needs root canal therapy. Prednisone will not solve your problem. Not treating a tooth that requires root canal therapy will make the problem worse. ...Read more

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Can I have my teeth cleaned while on prednisone for 6 week treatment?

Can I have my teeth cleaned while on prednisone for 6 week treatment?

Yes, Absolutely: If you're due for a teeth cleaning, you shouldn't have any worries about your current Prednisone treatment. Make sure your dentist and hygienist know exactly what drug you're on and what dosage you're taking. They also need to know why you're taking it and for how much longer. But, your dental cleaning will be just fine. ...Read more

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Should prednisone be taken for having wisdom teeth removed?

Should prednisone be taken for having wisdom teeth removed?

Sometimes: You need to be careful with steroid use as they also weaken your immune system and can make an infection worse. See a qualified oral surgeon to determine if you need steroids with your situation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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