If your doctor feels that you may have an excessively traumatic extraction, it is entirely normal fir him/her to prescribe a corticosteroid to help control swelling and collateral tissue damage post-op.
If you have IV sedation it can be injected directly (e.G dexamethasone
) or prescribed as in pill form (medrol
, or methyl-prednisalone). Check your rx for the exact name and dosage, and doc if ?S.