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Erin from Jasper asks: My dentist diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis based on findings in my TMJ joint.  What should I do now?

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease and whether or not it impacts one joint or many, it should be ideally managed by a rheumatologist.  Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that can be placed into remission with the right treatment.  If not already, you should speak to your family physician or dentist about a referral to a rheumatologist to ensure there are no other joints involved and treatment options are discussed.  In Alberta, all rheumatologists require a referral.

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