Dental Problems and PrednisonePosted on 01/15/09, 07:23 pm
Reply #1 01/17/09 8:10pm
After being on Prednsone I now have Alot of tooth decay. Before I had pearly whites now they are falling out.
Reply #2 12/18/10 9:31pm
Prednisone is meant to help lupus in so many ways yet it causes so many problems. i have a beautiful smile i might say,but there are plenty under lining issues with my teeth. My gums get weak, like they hurt when i chew different types of foods, they swell, and boy do i get a lot of cavities. Lucky i just got a lot of dental work this pass September so should be ok for a while. so i completely understand what your talking about.
Reply #3 01/21/11 9:56am
I'm not sure, but my dentist said to be diligent about dental care. Make sure you floss everyday and brush after every meal. My dentist recommended a mouthwash to use once in the morning and at night. It is really strong, but is supposed to help plaque from forming. It is called Listerine total care. Maybe you could try this. There is also a mouthwash you can use if your mouth tends to get dry--it helps it stay moist otherwise you are more prone to cavities and plaque.
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