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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

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?

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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I am on day 3 of 5 day course of high dose prednisone, to be followed by 5 day course of tapering off prednisone. Can I have my dental cleaning today?

I am on day 3 of 5 day course of high dose prednisone, to be followed by 5 day course of tapering off prednisone. Can I have my dental cleaning today?

Dental cleaning: I am on day 3 of 5 day course of high dose prednisone, to be followed by 5 day course of tapering off prednisone. Can I have my dental cleaning today? ANS: Tell your dental assistant why you are taking it and see what dentist says. Should be no problem but base only on the information you give cannot help more. I am always available for 2nd opinion live. ...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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Lt side facial swelling/pain x 1 wk. All teeth on lt hurt 1st 2 days, now no teeth pain. Ct sinus showed soft tissue swelling. Will prednisone help

Lt side facial swelling/pain x 1 wk. All teeth on lt hurt 1st 2 days, now no teeth pain. Ct sinus showed soft tissue swelling. Will prednisone help

Get diagnosis done: If you had swelling for a week most likely came from an infected tooth. Sinus may be inflamed related to an infected tooth. My advice is to go to an endodontist first and have a cb ct scan. If there is no tooth infection then go to an ent. ...Read more

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Are there problems caused by teens taking prednisone for over a year?

Are there problems caused by teens taking prednisone for over a year?

Prednisone: prednisone can be a life saver in certain conditions like cancer, connective tissue disease, autoimmune disease, etcetera. Prednisone has side effects, especially if it is used for a long period of time. Side effects include high blood sugar, increasing risk of Diabetis, cataract in the eyes, stunting growth, increasing risk on infections, high risk for fracture due to osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Could being on prednisone and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for more than a year cause major health problems?

Could being on prednisone and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for more than a year cause major health problems?

Yes.: If you have been receiving daily prednisone and Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) for a year then you doubtless have a major health problem. Your care is managed by trained, experienced physicians who check you & your lab work on a regular basis making certain that known adverse effects of these potent medications don't occur or are caught early before developing into significant problems. Hopefully, they are working well ...Read more

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Can years of prednisone cause tooth decay?

Can years of prednisone cause tooth decay?

Not cause it but..: Years of Prednisone can diminish your natural immunity which can allow bacteria to cause more rapidly advancing tooth decay. ...Read more

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Ck enzimes have been running high for the past 6 years at least. Range : 600 - 1935 u/l. Low dose prednisone helps :5mg. What is the cause of this?

Ck enzimes have been running high for the past 6 years at least. Range : 600 - 1935 u/l. Low dose prednisone helps :5mg. What is the cause of this?

Several possibles: There are many issues that can cause elevation of muscle enzymes. The major ones are meds (most commonly statins) and diseases that can cause muscle inflammation of damage. I would urge a rheumatology consultation. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause problems with the thryoid?

Not likely: B"sd In severe hyperthyroidism corticosteroids like prednisone may be given with one reason being to decrease the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to its active form liothyronine (T3). Steroids also suppress the pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone, TSH, often seen in "sick thyroid" syndrome but this usualy does not result in hypothryoidism as uptake of T3 by cells is higher. Here to discuss ...Read more

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Will prednisone given for croup cause any side effects in a 2 year old?

Will prednisone given for croup cause any side effects in a 2 year old?

Should not.: Croup can dame the small airways in the lung. The duration of the stroid given will be short. However, another option is an aerosolized steroids for asthma. ...Read more

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Can 15 mg prednisone cause me to feel shaky? I've been on this dose since August 6this year

Sure.: As a side effect, Prednisone can cause shakiness. Don't stop it, though; if you want to get off it you need to taper it over some time - consult with the prescribing doctor about this if the shakiness gets to the point that you want to come off it. ...Read more

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Can being on Prednisone for more than a year cause depression in teens?

Can being on Prednisone for more than a year cause depression in teens?

Yes, among others: You need to talk openly w/ the Dr who prescribed to fully understand why they'd do such a risky thing. It may be the lesser of evils - but it's rarely done. If you don't get help, find another Dr ASAP - Also do NOT just stop! It MUST be tapered. Your body needs to readjust or it can fail!! Best wishes - it's important to do it right! ...Read more

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Wanted to try melatonin for sleep problems caused by prednisone but bottle says do not use if you have autoimmune disease. Why?

Wanted to try melatonin for sleep problems caused by prednisone but bottle says do not use if you have autoimmune disease. Why?

Immune function: As you know, melatonin is a hormone secreted by the brain -- & is most widely known for its effects on the sleep-wake cycle. An intricate physiologic balance regulates production and release of this hormone. It may also enhance immune system responses. It's possible that melatonin could worsen existing autoimmune conditions -- especially in the large doses available in health food stores. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause gastritis/ulcer. Took it for only 2 days and started getting stomach problems. Been off prednisone for 3 weeks, but still have it?

Can prednisone cause gastritis/ulcer. Took it for only 2 days and started getting stomach problems. Been off prednisone for 3 weeks, but still have it?

Yes...: But usually takes more than 2 days of treatment. Could aggravate prior issue, or be unrelsted. Talk to prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Can prednisone or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) cause memory problems or cramping in the muscles?

Can prednisone or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) cause memory problems or cramping in the muscles?

Yes: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) lists them as known side EFX. Prednisone notes muscle weakness and pain, confusion and trouble thinking clearly. But if required (discuss w/ physician) it's worth the risk for optimizing survival chances. So, do talk about it until you feel okay w/ it. Hopefully, it's short term and you'll return to being yourself. ...Read more

Dr. John Feola
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