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    Wink Getting my wisdom teeth pulled!

    I had my bottom wisdom teeth removed years ago and now it's time to get the top ones out.

    Just wondering if there is anything I should be concerned about considering I have Lupus...anything I should mention to the doc, anything about how local anaesthetic affects us Lupies etc? I'm just hoping I don't have a mouthful of stupid bloody ulcers on the day, that won't make it any nicer!

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    Shine,
    Do you have any dry mouth (Sjogren's) issues? I think that I've read that there are some things that the dentist should be aware of if you have a dry mouth.
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    Don't forget to tell them about your meds for Lupus, what causes your flare ups, and if you do have ulcers, I would think that a dentist would have something to help reduce the pain prior to doing any dental work.
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    Shine
    I just checked over at the Sjogren's forum, where I had read some info on this. They had some good practical advice.
    1. Moisturize your eyes before the procedure. Might be a good idea even without SJS.
    2. Use carmex or your favorite lip balm to keep your lips from drying out.
    3. Ask the dentist if you can take a Tylenol or other NSAID before to lessen the pain if you have problems with it.
    Hugs,
    Marla

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