Flare Ups

Can you have a flare up that attacks your mouth/teeth? I just went to the dentist 3 weeks ago and everything was fine. Now my gums are all swelled and my bridge has come out and my teeth hurt. All in 3 weeks!! I really feel that wearing a mask because of Covid has made my mouth a lot worse. Called my dentist and they can’t get me in until the end of April. Has anyone had a flare up like this? I’m afraid they won’t be able to do the bridge again and I’ll have to get dentures. I really do not want dentures!!

I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. I haven’t dealt with this personally.

I would encourage you to be in touch with your rheumatologist. That level of change may need more aggressive action. Are you on any meds for Sjogrens or any other autoimmune conditions?

I have had flairs that caused lymph nodes just under the jaw line to swell. It makes my jaw, neck, and ear hurt.
Definitely check back in with dentist and rheumatologist. An infection in that area can get nasty fast.
Please update us on how you’re doing.