I went to the dentist today for two fillings. Usually she dives in with the huge syringe before even saying hello. But this time I stopped her and asked if she knew i was on Steroids, which she didn't. I then asked if she knew I was also on Azathiaprine, which she didn't. She didn't know what it was either. I asked if their were any contra-indications to using local anaesthetic with these drugs, but she didn't know and went to ask her colleague. It turns out there are only contr-indications when doing extractions. During this visit I had to explain to her what Lupus was and to my complete suprise, I had to explain to her what Sjogrens is. I can't believe my dentist didn't know what sjogrens was, as to those who suffer with it will know, it affects your salivary glands, reducing the amount of saliva we produce, which in turn causes more decay and dental problems.
Just wanted to warn you guys not to assume that your dentist knows anything about your meds or condition. As a result of my questioning today I am now going to the hospital for an extraction. Lucky I spoke up eh!! (think I might get a new dentist!)