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Old 07-04-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Steroids after dental work ?

I've finally gotten my recent problems with my teeth under control.
After quite a few bad experiences with antibiotics I found an oral surgeon who about two days ago did IV sedation and removed the teeth that were causing me such trouble.

First time doing that and got to say I highly recommend it if you fear the dentist like I did.
His nurses were really nice and they started the IV, then he started asking me about something playing on the radio in the office, and the next thing I knew his nurse was asking me if I felt okay.

The procedure was over before I knew it started

Anyway to the point.
The medications he gave me for after the surgery are percocet, amoxicillin, ibuprofen, and methylprednisolone. which appears to be a steroid.

What I wanted to know if anyone else has ever been given steroids after dental work.
I read up its used for arthritis, but not seeing the connection to dental surgery.

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Old 07-04-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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The doctor must have been reading H&F, and gave you 'roids
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
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Prednisone is a corticosteroid which reduces inflammation and the associated pain/swelling. It is not an anabolic (i.e. muscle building) steroid.
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:52 AM   #4
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Prednisone is a corticosteroid which reduces inflammation and the associated pain/swelling. It is not an anabolic (i.e. muscle building) steroid.
Yup. You aren't going to see any improvements in the gym from this.

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Old 07-06-2008, 10:17 AM   #5
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Prednisone is a corticosteroid which reduces inflammation and the associated pain/swelling. It is not an anabolic (i.e. muscle building) steroid.
That makes perfect sense then.
I just couldn't figure out why I would be taking a , muscle building, type steroid for dental work
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