July 15, 2020
I have RA and fibromyalgia.
July 16, 2020
July 17, 2020
To answer your question, yes! When I was first diagnosed with RA I did not understand that it could manifest itself in any and every joint--including the jaw. I went to the dentist thinking it was a problem they could solve but they didn't have any answers. Eventually it went away and it wasn't until later that I realized it must have been the RA. Since then, I've had inflammation in every joint. I always assume that it's RA and wait for it to pass. Like Ashley mentioned, you should speak with your doctor if the pain isn't going away to see if there's steps you can take.
Franki, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team
September 25, 2020
Thanks Frank! Just recently diagnosed with RA. Two days ago I had pain in jaw and could not open mouth all the way. Today just a small area near ear. How do I know if it’s a tooth or RA. Sounds your experience says it is RA!