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Can Years Of Prednisone Cause Dental Problems
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on RA treatment for 12 y. Just had dental surgery. Should i continue arava, (leflunomide) prednisone, chloroquine along with prescribed antibiotics? Thanks
Yes: You should continue the meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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