Having already written recently regarding the glaucoma problem, I now find yet another. My gums have always been a problem and I have spent years visiting dentists and buying every sort of toothbrush, interdental brushes, electric brushes etc I now find that the gums have shrunk back so much due to the high doses of pred that I have to have teeth removed soon. However my dentist cannot take them out and when I mentioned this to the consultant I saw yesterday he did not think the hospital would either. Also ordinary antibiotics are not suitable either when you are taking steroids. Apparently I have an infection deep within the roots of one tooth which cannot be reached. I would be interested to hear if other people have problems with their teeth. The consultant also told me I am now diabetic but he is hoping to bring my steroid dose from 40mg down to 10mg by increased doses of Mycrophenolate which may solve the problem. What joy this illness brings!!!