Hi Dr. Moore. Would taking steroids for shingles for 5 days cause an implant that was in my mouth for 16 months to fall out? I don`t smoke or take any other medication. I took the steroids for 5 days but the shingles were caught early and cleared up within 3 months. I had 2 implants put in, 1 took 28 months for my dentist to put in and the other 16 months. The latter got infected. My question still remains, could taking steroids for a short period of time affect implants?
Dr Andrew Moore
Advance Dental Clinic
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