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.