Hi all! I'm so new to RA (got diagnosis 3 weeks ago) that I don't know now what is and what isn't RA related. I had to have a tooth pulled a little over a week ago. The dentist said I would have pain for a couple of days, but then it would be fine and he'd see me in a month to see about getting the bridge put in. Where the tooth was pulled is still throbbing and very painful. Is it normal for things to slow down healing wise when you have RA? The dentist did put me on an antibiotic for the first week. He called an oral surgeon friend of his to ask if he should do anything special since I have RA, and the OS said I had to be on an antibiotic. I'm on hydroxychloroquine as well. Any insights you might have would be most appreciated. Thanks!