I had an emergency dental appointment yesterday, as part of a filling on a bottom double tooth had broken. I saw a dentist different to my usual one. She said the tooth couldn't be saved & would have to come out - fair enough. I asked when this was likely to be, since my rheumy's policy is to stop injecting humira before & after a tooth extraction. At this point she said she'd never heard of anyone needing to stop meds to have a tooth out for arthritis and - in her opinion - there was no need.
All my details were on her computer screen, if she'd actually bothered to read them. I found myself explaining about what it actually means to be immuno-suppressed in terms of healing etc. Why do we give our medical history if it's never read ? - this isn't the first time by any means.
By now I was getting a bit cross. The dentist asked me had I any objections to her ringing my GP, to see what he thought, so I said " Please do, as I know exactly what he will say. He'll also tell you to prescribe an antibiotic for afterwards. "
I left feeling more than a little disgruntled. At least it will be my usual dentist doing the dastardly deed on May 18th.