it should be noted that neither the GI nor the dentist is an immunologist or infection specialist per se. Both have had some training, and presumably the GI a bit more.
they do ask health questions at dental offices, and eye exams (sometimes), and podiatrist .... because they need to be aware of potential health issues before they treat you.
But a note from your GI is bullcrap. If the dentist was serious, they would ask you to consult an immunologist or infection specialist and get assessed for risk. The GI is not really qualified to speak to infection risks from dental procedures. So what good is the note.
In fact the dentist, who should be very aware of potential risks from their own treatments and procedures, should use the qualifications they obtained in dental school to evaluate your health information. Given two people (dentist, and GI) who could comment on the degree Humira suppressed your immune system and to what extent this translates into higher risk in the case of gum bleeding - I think the dentist is the more qualified individual.
Personally, I would be getting another dentist willing to do their damm job and evaluate the health info you provide without chickencrap legal bullcrap.
call me cynical
Oh man. I just switched to this dentist because he's known to be very thorough (as opposed to my last one that would rush through everything). But now I'm worried he's not knowledgeable.