Temporary Dental Crown

Today I had an appointment with the dentist to fix a crown and for a cleaning. The crown started feeling loose around a week ago. I made an appointment hoping to get it fixed right away; well that did not happen. When he found out that the drugs I was on lowered my immune system he wanted to make sure what my Rheumatologist recommended, so he gave me a list of the drugs he was planning on using and I faxed it to my doctor’s office. I knew my doctor had a quick turn around when a patient needs anything, usually within 24 hours. The receptionist at the dentist office assured me that she would call when they received the recommendations.

A couple days later I pulled the paperwork out to give them a call to see if they got it. I noticed the form did not have a return fax number, just the address and phone number. I figured my Rheumatologist office would just mail it in to them so I decided to give it a few more days. Well while at dentist today I could see that my RA doctors office’s had taken the time to call for the dentist fax number. Now if the dentist office would of just called me as soon as they had it like they said they would, I might of made it in faster. My lesson, I should of called the dentist office the day I picked the paper up. Instead I called yesterday and they got me in today.

Photo of a temporary dental crown

My temporary dental crown. Now I can say my domain is on the tip of my tongue :P


You can find out more about Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease (also known as Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease). I checked out this article because it seems I either have issue with teeth because of flares or maybe they are triggering the flares. I just know my onset of strong fatigue started around 8 years ago right after a tooth broke (the one with a new temporary crown above). I have been flaring for around a year and a half, missed my last dentist checkup so it had been a year since I had seen a dentist. At the new dentist I found out I have 4 teeth with issues. Another one that needs a root canal and crown and two others that as he put it are leaking and need to have crowns. Either way RAD continues to be an expensive disease.


This post is part of my 2012 RA Twist on Project 365. Please help support Rheumatoid Patient Foundation by making a donation today.

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