Oh boy, I’m worried this morning as I try to figure out what’s going on. I’ve been taking 40 mg of pred for PMR/GCA for 2 months and recently posted about trying to decipher prednisone side effects from a flare. My rheumy wants me to start tapering down. I had blood tests for inflammation Monday and am waiting for results.
Well I woke up this morning with a sore gum, looks a little swollen, (hard to see, upper gum). It’s near a crown I had a year ago which has never felt right. I have has some facial pain in that area when I press on my face there. X-ray last summer showed nothing. I’m going to call my dentist to see if he can take a look. Of course it’s worrisome if it’s an infection knowing that prednisone suppresses immune function. Is there anything I need to be aware of at the dentist? I can’t take novacaine, they give me something else. Are there any precautions I need to be aware of at the dentist?