Does one have to go off biologics for a root canal?
I don’t know… depends on the meds i think? I would call your reumathologist to ask… and your dentist.
@Cynthia is right that it all depends on the meds. I think some rheumatologists and some dentist are more or less risk averse than others, too! Sorry about your root canal.
Spoke to my rhumey and he said you don’t have to go off your meds. Yeah!! But boo for the root canal!
Booo, root canal. Booooooo!!!
have you had one?
Nope. but you can mark me down as someone with a morbid and overwhelming fear of dental procedures.
This isn’t the same, but I had a lot of drilling for a crown a few months ago–there was bleeding–I thought it was squirting out it tasted so bad.
Anyway, I had asked my rheumy the same question, and he said to keep taking the biologic. However, I was more worried about being on a pill that prevents, or I should say, lessens, the clotting of my blood, so when I was tasting all that blood, I was getting a little nervous. It all turned out okay.
As far as a root canal–if they know what they’re doing, and usually a specialist does it, it is totally painless…just really scary.
I think an inflammatory arthritis affects your teeth too. Anyway. Without taking any medication…
call for help. I passed out at drilling!
And obvously you passed in again. Well done! Hopefully the horrid drilling recomenced and is well over now. Breathe slowly. If you’re hyperventiating use a paper bag or even your hands. I know - I’ve been there. Seriously. Now breathe some more. x
I agree! My teeth feel “sore”??? If teeth can feel sore–it’s hard to explain–it’s not all the time, but often in the roots they feel weird.
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And obvously you passed in again. Well done! Hopefully the horrid drilling recomenced
Just to let you know that I didn’t get ANY dental work. I’m so mortified about dentistry in general that hearing about others’ dental work makes me hyperventilate!!
OMG drilling is horrid!!! The sound of it alone! Disgusting! I was soooooo scared of the dentist when I was a little kid…our dentist threatened to spank me when he couldn’t pry my hands off my mouth!!!
We got a really good dentist when I was a teenager–day and night difference he was such a sweetheart and so apologetic if something hurt. His novocaine shots hurt like hell, though! I didn’t realize they could be painless until he retired and we got a new dentist when I was in my 40s. Haven’t had a painful dentist visit since–not even the shot!!!
Janeatiu, I hope you can get whatever dental work you need–some people do well with gas and novocaine together!!!
I’d need general anesthetic!