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My gum is reeceeding and im worried my tooth will fall out,

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My gum is reeceeding and im worried my tooth will fall out
JA: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?
Customer: Its been about 12 months. Yes theres been some swelling
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I take steroid medication
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 18 days ago.

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Expert:  DrVasavada replied 18 days ago.

Steroid may reduce bone density of jaws and cause tooth shedding. Gums will however require astringent gel and consultation with oral surgeon.