Sorry...no help here! I already wear an upper denture @ 47 and I am trying to wait out a years period since having my last prednisone. Hopefully, in February I can get an impacted wisdom tooth extracted. Oral surgeon has wanted it for some time now but I refuse until the pred year is up and I've been on Boniva for at least nine months. Sounds like the additional cleanings would be a good idea and you may want to consider a zinc supplement.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.