A 19-year-old female asked:
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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?

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Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Perio- consult ?: a consultation with a specialist ( periodontist) needed to determine the cause of the bleeding gums ,considering medical condition and meds taken.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
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.
Answered on Mar 13, 2015

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