I hope you are having as good a day as possible. The Gabapentin prescribed for my nerve pain seems to have kicked in - Hooray! Had a good nights sleep on Sat for the first time in months. MRI scan on my back on 1st July to see if the foot drop is coming from there, but I've put myself on the short notice register in case of a cancellation. Feeling much happier and able to walk and drive more easily.
Over the last few years my teeth seem to be wearing away and I now have a few broken and missing teeth with roots intact. I have never been a regular attendee at the dentist (weekly brace adjustments as a child put me off) but when I have gone there's been no issues. There was no pain with these wearing away/breakages and with other more pressing and painful RA priorities I didn't take any action. I am now going down the road of some cosmetic work but the Sojourns is part of the problem. Dry Eyes I've got sorted after some scary Hospital admissions, sealing my tear ducts has made a big difference. Apparently, dry mouth and lack of saliva means you are not washing the bacteria away and this increases the chances of decay. I've always brushed regularly and upgraded to an electric toothbrush but obviously to no avail. The Sojourns also makes it difficult to keep a denture in place so I may just have one to wear if I'm out . Still at early stages of treatment but at least I know it's not my fault entirely, just another unexpected aspect of RA and things that can lead on from it. Will definitely be a regular at the Dentist and Hygienist from now on
All the very Best to all