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Should prednisone be taken for having wisdom teeth removed?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Cohen
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Dr. Donald Cohen
I agree. You also need to determine if you have any other medical conditions making the use of steroids dangerous.
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Prednisone is not normally indicated as pre-operative medication.
Speak to your surgeon regarding the use of this medication before your surgery.

In brief: No

Prednisone is not normally indicated as pre-operative medication.
Speak to your surgeon regarding the use of this medication before your surgery.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Steroids normal

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.

In brief: Steroids normal

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.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Common

Very common for oral surgeons to use steroids to reduce pain and swelling in third molar extraction.
For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

In brief: Common

Very common for oral surgeons to use steroids to reduce pain and swelling in third molar extraction.
For best results, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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