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Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, I broke off a big chunk, of one of my molar's. I went in to the dentist today, to get a cleaning, and prep work, for a temporary crown.

Out of the blue, my dentist, told me that she needed to extract a wisdom tooth, (today). Apparently, the tooth was super imposing, and causing gum problems for me, and she didn't think she could get a good fit on my molar, for a crown, until this wisdom tooth was removed.

I had to make a split second decision, as to have the wisdom tooth removed, or not. I told her to go ahead and do it. I didn't know, if I should be prescribed antibiotics, because of the risk of infection. (The dentist, didn't seem to know, either).

She went ahead and prescribed amoxicillan. Is this a good idea? I am taking 2000 mgs of Cellcept a day..and 7 1/2 mgs of prednisone.

Has anyone else, experienced this? If so, how did your dentist deal with it?

Just curious..Thank you, for any and all responses. Your all so very helpful, when these situations come up. :)

Love,
Sandy
 

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I had two wisdom teeth taken out last year - I was on pred, aza, and had recently had a dose of rituximab. The dentist gave me amoxicillin, and I didn't get any infections. I had a mini-joint flare up a week or so later though.

Hope that helps :hehe:
 

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Hi Sandy,

A few months back I had extensive drilling to remove bone and a large among of gum removed. The dentist just applied antibiotics topically. I didn't have any problems with infection.

In addition to the antibiotics I suggest you do some salt water rinses during the day. The area will be too sensitive to brush well so the rinsing will help remove any food or bacteria that settles in the area.

Take care,
Lazylegs
 
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