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A 19-year-old female asked:

Dentist examined mouth said fbc wasnt needed for my recurrent bleeding gums due to tartar. do i still get it anyway since my gp didn't know the cause?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 11 years experience
Perio- consult ?: a consultation with a specialist ( periodontist) needed to determine the cause of the bleeding gums ,considering medical condition and meds taken.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Full Blood Count: Many people have a FBC performed when they have a routine health examination. f a person is healthy and has results that are within normal limits, then he or she may not require another CBC until their doctor feels that it is necessary. For gum disease the FBC is not needed.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2015

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