Thank you for your responses. I will try the massage of the lip. Yes, I do believe that the nerve was nicked, as my Rheumatologist said as much - but the ENT would not say that. Sorry to hear about your job, Betsey. That sounds very unfair - we need well informed people out there working with Doctors & Dentists! Unfortunatelly it seems to be more about the money!
And no, it did not change my course of trreatment whatsoever. My biopsy came back, according to the ENT as showing alot of inflammation but she felt that she did not get enough tissue to cofirm the dx. The Rheumy said I do indeed have Sjogrens based on the positive RA factor and other blood work, dryness, other symptoms, etc.
I would absolutely not reccommend a lip biopsy. It was painful and I feel that she stopped when she realized that she had damaged the nerve, therefore not confirming anything except that she was inept at her job.
Thanks for listening!