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