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Prednisone Causing Dental Problems

Prednisone Causing Dental Problems

“I was on steroids for 3 years now I have all kinds of issues with back pain. I broke my shoulder and lost 5 teeth. What can I do”

My teeth are falling out and my joints are suffering.

Most of the side effects of prednisone eventually go away. But not bone loss. This is permanent. It’s irreversible. This long-term side effect makes your bones so thin that your bones can break: fractured vertebrae, compressed spine, losing height, sudden teeth issues, and huge dental bills.

Find out what to watch for when it comes to your mouth, teeth, and dental health while on prednisone.

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Clinical and radiological assessment of effects of long-term corticosteroid therapy on oral health 

“Apart from the systemic manifestations, oral changes can also occur like oropharyngeal candidiasis,[9,13] periodontitis and bony changes in trabecular pattern of jaw bones.”

Evidence suggesting that long-term corticosteroid treatment may affect oral health adversely leading to candidiasis as well as impair bone metabolism leading to a considerable decrease in the mandibular BMD. Regular dental check-ups and measurement of BMD of the mandible may be advised for patients receiving long-term corticosteroid treatment to see any changes in the oral health status and to estimate the risk factors for osteoporosis.

Study too small to determine tooth loss difference.

Potential relationship between the dosage of prednisolone and delayed healing at tooth extraction: A retrospective study

“The results of this study suggested that delayed healing following tooth extractions in patients taking prednisolone was related to a dosage of 8.0 mg/day or higher and osteosclerotic changes.”

Does Dental Pain Improve With Oral Prednisone?

“The administration of a 3-day burst of prednisone to patients with pulpitis did not result in a statistically significant reduction in pain at either 24 or 48 hours compared to placebo.”

Treatment for oral mucosa:

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Dental Risks associated with taking Prednisone

This article discusses the potential dental risks associated with taking prednisone. It explains that using an inhaler with steroids can lead to yeast infections, so oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are recommended. The article also suggests that replenishing Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin K2, and other important nutrients can help prevent prednisone-related bone loss. Nutranize Zone offers a solution with all the nutrition needed for patients taking prednisone.

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Dr. Megan Milne, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Megan Milne, PharmD, BCACP, is an award-winning clinical pharmacist board certified in the types of conditions people take prednisone for. Dr. Megan had to take prednisone herself for an autoimmune condition so understands what it feels like to suffer prednisone side effects and made it her mission to counteract them as the Prednisone Pharmacist.

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