Going to the dentist...
I really need to make an appt. and see a dentist...it's been years since I last went and my teeth are bugging me a little so I'd like to have them checked out to see if I have any cavities.
I guess my question is...should I mention to him that I have been diagnosed with lupus? Does it make a difference?
And can I or should I request not to have a tooth cleaning? I'm wary about the flouride rinse for one thing, and for another, they're always so rough and make my gums bleed badly.
Now that I'm taking the ibuprofen so much it'll probably be even worse.
I read somewhere else online that Lupus patients should be extra concerned about bacteria entering into the bloodstream from the tooth cleaning, so now I'm nervous about it.
Do you guys tell your dentists about your Lupus and do you get your teeth cleaned?
I guess that's more than one question, isn't it? LOL
Ita erat quando hic adveni