Hi I posted a few months ago as Pebble, started Pred 10mg in October, had a good 4 months but now beginning to get pains in Left shoulder and buttocks again. Pain in right buttock is moving down lower than it was before. Seeing GP next week and Rheumy appt. in April. Slightly worried about a dental appt. to have gum planing due to gum disease, this means scouring underneath the gums to clean them which can cause after pain and bleeding. My concern on doing the research, is that it is possible for the bacteria to get into the blood stream and travel through the system and antibiotics may be necessary before the treatment. Have spoken to dental nurse who doesn't think there will be a problem. Anyone have any thoughts on this?