Stopping Blindness at the Dentist!

Good morning Mrs Hypothetical Jones, What brings you in to see me this morning?

I am not sure whether I should be seeing you or my doctor. It’s my jaw. I am having difficulty finishing my meal, especially if there is a lot to chew. My jaw muscles ache

Do you have any other problems? Headaches for example?

I have recently been getting severe headaches at the back of my head (pointing to the occipital area).

Are you still taking 5mg Prednisolone a day for your Polymyalgia Rheumatica?
and after further questions and extra-oral examination, intra-oral etc I say I might have some idea of the diagnosis, would you have any objections to my telephoning your doctor?


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