I've read several posts from PMR sufferers who have had difficulty with tooth extractions. I think they have been mainly those who have taken bisphosphonates in some form or other, which I have not, but I'm concerned about how 18 yrs of steroid taking may have affected my jaw bone. I lost an old filling last week and my new dentist says a crown may not last for long as there is too little tooth left to support it and an extraction may be the only solution. I am to have a consultation with the surgery specialist after X-rays have been taken at the hospital. Does anyone else have similar experience and advice? I would be grateful.
Concern about possible tooth extraction - PMRGCAuk
Can't match 18 years of pred, a mere 9 years for me! However, last year I had a wisdom tooth removed - no problems at all. I was terrified - as I also take an anticoagulant. The dentist was totally laid-back about it and he was right! Discuss it with the specialist - they really do know about these things!
But really - why has HU decided to award your post a related tag of trigger finger?????????
Hi there I have had four root canal fillings one after another and lost a front tooth. All of which the dentist couldn’t explain. He thought it may have been it was my weak spot! But it could be coincidence I have only been on steroids for 18 months! It could of course be I am falling apart generally tooth implant planned for September.
Hi Maria, I needed difficult tooth extraction a few months back and was concerned a) because I was taking steroids, b) because I had previously had to have two ops (one under local and one under general anaesthetic) to file my Crumbling jaw bone (shards of bone sticking out of jaw into mouth, cutting tongue (Ouch!) in addition to having osteopenia aa well as being a smoker! However, despite the difficulty dentist had extracting the double b****r, recovery was fine. I did asl dentist for standby prescription for antibiotics, though didn't need it. Hope all goes well.
If you are on AA be careful before having an implant. Besides the increased risk of osteonecrosis of the jaw, there is I believe an increased risk of an implant failing due to the way AA changes he way bone forms. I got this information from a site my dentist referred me to. Apologies but I can't relocate it.
Hi everybody, in answer to the dental problems, Ive been on pred. for 4 years. Recent visit to dentist turned into 4 trips to have root canal filling in back molar (the same tooth) due to infection, which kept reoccuring. Never had a great deal of problems with teeth before, but since then tongue been sore and now earache in other side of my face. Tooth and tongue recovering , more than I can say for my ear. Does grind you down a bit I must admit (excuse pun). Wishing everybody well.
I went to the hospital to have a molar removed yesterday. dentist wouldn't remove because i take AA . The whole experiance at the hospital was bad . 9 injections .stil could feel pain. the dentist managed to break the next tooth aswell tooth. have to get that looked at now more expense.
Since being on preds i've had three molars remove till then nothing so wonder if it is preds that cause it