Monthly Archives: December 2012

Quick Update

My apologies for being so quiet on here. I’m happy to announce that I’ve started my own online business! The bad news is that it’s eating away a lot of my blogging time. I promise I’ll be much more active after the New Year. See you in 2013!


RA and the Dentist’s Chair

Courtesy of Google Images

Courtesy of Google Images

So, I need quite a bit of dental work. Shame on me for not taking better care of my teeth. I have gone years without seeing a dentist, and now I regret it. I’ve already had a cavity filled, and Tuesday I had the first part of a 3 part root canal done. Now, how does this relate to having RA? Well, even after having an oral surgeon rip the nerves of my tooth out, I still did not feel the pain of the procedure. I did (and still do), however, have a horrible pain in my jaw. I haven’t been able to open my mouth very wide or take large bits of food without wincing in pain. This happened when I got the cavity filled as well.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I believe that my RA is a contributing factor to the jaw pain. Both the dentist and the oral surgeon had to keep asking me to open my mouth wider. The pain in my jaw was worse than the pain from the procedures being done. I would try to give my jaw a rest as the dentist switched tools, but even that wasn’t very helpful. So, does anyone out there have some advice as to what I can do to help the discomfort? I still have one more visit with the oral surgeon to complete the root canal, and one more visit with my regular dentist to put a cap on my tooth. Leave me some comments!

The Frugal Crafter Blog

Groovy craft projects, crafty recipes and other artsy stuff.

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Prose, Poetry, and Coffee

As the title explains, I will post my prose or poetry on a weekly basis (or whenever I feel so inclined). And to jazz things up, I’ll post some of my favorite literary quotes or favorite poems.

The Clovers Project

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