Recent PostsThe month after I was released from steroids for tooth pain hospital, I noticed tren ave madrid barcelona my teeth were steroids for tooth pain more sensitive to temperature. I mentioned it to both my rheumie and my dentist in that same month. I had been taking 60mg of prednisone up to that point. I suggested to my rheumie that it was a side effect of the steroids; he said no. She said she could give me a treatment for the sensitivity. I mentioned this to her in hopes of starting a discussion about the possible effects of prednisone.
The month after I was released from the hospital, I noticed that my teeth were getting more sensitive to temperature. I mentioned it to both my rheumie and my dentist in that same month. I had been taking 60mg of prednisone up to that point. I suggested to my rheumie that it was a side effect of the steroids; he said no. She said she could give me a treatment for the sensitivity. I mentioned this to her in hopes of starting a discussion about the possible effects of prednisone.
I told her that I noticed that my tooth sensitivity decreased as my prednisone dosage decreased. When I first mentioned my sensitive teeth to my dentist, she recommended that I use Sensodyne toothpaste. I had done some research and found that others had experienced sores caused by SLS. Now the sores were prior to my lupus diagnosis, so I wonder if the sores were from lupus or from the toothpaste?
However, the sores did go away after I made the switch to the SLS-free toothpaste. In my most recent visit to my dentist, she recommended that I try a new toothpaste, Biotene , to help with my sensitivity. I have yet to try this one out. I was happy to learn that Biotene is SLS-free. My prednisone dosage had decreased by 50 milligrams in between my two dentist visits 6 months apart.
A couple of months ago, eating salad was a major feat. The cold lettuce leaves hurt my teeth. I resorted to making salad early and leaving it out to get to room temperature. Even then, the lettuce and company in the salad hurt my teeth. If I happened to take in a large breath through my mouth and air passed over my teeth, my nerves wracked with pain.
Seriously, it would stop me in my tracks. My doctors and I are definitely not on the same page here. I was frustrated in discussing this with my doctors. But my experience told me different. How can I not believe that the tooth sensitivity is connected to the steroids?
The only thing that I believe made a notable difference in my sensitivity was when my prednisone dosage dropped, and my body had time to work the steroids out of my system. But before that happened, eating and sometimes breathing was a bit of a struggle. I also have to include that I was doing a version of the autoimmune protocol diet in the last 5 months when I have noticed an improvement in my teeth. I did do a few Google searches and found that there are others who have had similar experiences with prednisone and tooth sensitivity.
I still have some sensitivity but just not as bad. Perhaps more doctors will then see it as relevant and then patients can be better prepared and know what they might expect. Have you ever experienced tooth sensitivity because of your medications? What helped your situation?
Do you have any tips to share? I have had the same frustrating experience! After 2 or 3 dental visits 6 months apart , my dentist finally applied a topical treatment — it has helped some but not completely. I was at one point taking 80 mg of prednisone a day. During the increase from 40 to 80 mg, my teeth became sensitive to cold. Prior to being on Prednisone I used sensitivity toothpaste because I had some sensitivity due to gum recession but the toothpaste worked great and my sensitivity was under control until I got on the high dose of prednisone.
I have been weaned off prednisone and have been off it for 2 weeks but the sensitivity is still there. My dentist theorized where it was possible the sensitivity was caused by prednisone but she had never heard of it. Hi thanks for this post! I was wondering the same thing! This sensitivity is out of hand even breathing hurts.
How long did the sensitivity lessen? It only occurred to me today that there might be a connection so I Googled it. I had been afraid that it was permanent or a sign of impending tooth or gum loss. About a week ago I noticed my teeth are sensitive to cold.
I have never had this problem before, and I have no current known tooth health issues. Oddly, the sensitivity is not localized to one tooth or area and this is why I assumed it was related to prednisone.
I will discuss this with my hematologist on my next visit, but the proper way to report side effects and have them taken into account is to contact the manufacturer of the medication. I googled the correlation of tooth sensitivity and Prednisone use and was glad to read others saying same thing here.
I look forward to being off of the steroid within the next month or so and hoping the sensitivity decreases. Glad to hear others have experienced this as well.
I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis in December and have been taking 60 mg of Prednisone daily since the beginning of January and started to experience the cold sensitivity especially on my upper incisors about two weeks ago. Hi Kelly I also have sarcoidosis.
I am wondering how you are doing? I was diagnosed in March. Ia am experiencing every known side effect from prednisone and just started having sensitive teeth. The only treatment I am receiving for the sarcoidosis is prednisone and a symbicort inhaler. I have not yet been diagnosed.
I have undiff connective tissue disease. I have been on prednisone for 6 mos. Now im down to 20 mg. My teeth are extreemly sensitive to cold. Could it be the same effect prednisone has on the bones? Depleting the calcium… my dentist thinks maybe I need a mouth guard, I think its the prednisone! What purpose do you think your dentist things a mouth guard will achieve? I wonder if you might be onto something with the calcium depletion. Thank you for sharing! Have yoir specialist consider Poly Myalgia Rheumatica.
Very difficult to diagnose but it attacks connective tissues and is VERY painful. My husband has it. I have been on prednisone for a few months now and my teeth are extremely sensitive to cold now. Never had this before. This is definitely NOT in your head! When my pred doses are high for over a month I get the sores and also the sensitive teeth. To say the least. With any luck it will help! Thanks for the good read. On prednisolone with abiraterone for prostate cancer.
Only on 10mg per day but started in September — 19 months. Tooth sensitivity started about 14 months ago. Tried all the sensitive toothpastes without effect. Dentist put some stuff on them -no effect. Now on prescribed fluoride toothpaste to help remineralisation.
After two months no effect. Glad to see that I am not the only one. I went on Prednisone 50 mg dosage 5 weeks ago and have been weening down. I am at 5 mg now and was supposed to be in my last week but have to jump back up to 25 mg due to a flare-up at the low dosage. I have never had tooth sensitivity but have noticed in the last week or so that my front teeth hurt when I drink cold tap water not from the fridge… I never like it that cold.
I assumed it was from the Prednisone as I am not on any other medications and have never had the issue before. My doctor did warn me to increase my dairy and take calcium supplements to offset the bone-thinning effects of the Prednisone.
I wondered if teeth could also be affected as well as bones. Yes, you are not alone! Been on 40mg since Janusry this year over three months and I remember starting to notice the sensitivity in my teeth — most my front two — about a month and a half into it. Teeth have become extremely sensitive. Wow, I thought I was the only one. My doctor and dentist both keep telling me there is no correlation between prednisone and my teeth being very sensitive.