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moss

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Pred and teeth
« on: October 29, 2013, 07:43:27 PM »

Just a question, out of curiosity about Prednisolone and teeth prompted by a comment on another thread.
Sunny is only 2 and has rubbish teeth, at least a couple of molars are very worn/broken.  I wondered if Prednisolone is known to affect teeth?
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Re: Pred and teeth
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 09:22:44 PM »

hmm I'm not sure.  We know that pred given to puppies can have an effect on their bone development so i would imagine that would extend to teeth as well.
I know that certain antibiotics can have an effect on teeth as well, especially if given when they are youngsters.
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Re: Pred and teeth
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 06:14:28 AM »

Thanks :-)
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Re: Pred and teeth
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 06:24:21 PM »

Just a question, out of curiosity about Prednisolone and teeth prompted by a comment on another thread.
Sunny is only 2 and has rubbish teeth, at least a couple of molars are very worn/broken.  I wondered if Prednisolone is known to affect teeth?
Jacqui x

Hi Jacqui

This is  an interesting question that I can't answer, but I have a dog with naturally occuring Cushing's syndrome, which is an excess of corticosteroid just like a dog on high doses of preds, and her back teeth are very broken and really need to come out but it is too risky to have them removed by general anaesthetic.

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Re: Pred and teeth
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 05:08:27 PM »

YoYo too (Addison's/HypoT) has dreadful teeth and had to have a dental and 2 extractions last week.  He is 12 so more expected than a young dog but he has been on Florinef which contains a cortico steroid for 10 yrs

I've been on Pred too for 7 years and my teeth are dreadful but not sure how much is the Pred and how much is just general poor health over a long period of time. Maybe a bit of both.
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