Emergency room visits for dental care increase 16%

Added by on March 1, 2012

New research reveals more and more people are visiting their local emergency room for routine dental problems for conditions and treatments with fewer treatment options than are available at a dentist’s office yet cost 10 times more than preventative care.

“Many emergency room visits for an emergency dentist are to treat problems that patients have left problems like a toothache untreated for a long time. Emergency rooms are not usually staffed by dentists, so they provide pain relief and can teat infected gums and sores. Many patients are unable to find follow-up treatment, which often results in them going back to the emergency room some time later,” explained a Cosmetic Dentist in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

While healthy teeth and gums are resistant to disease and decay, injuries as a result of accidents, or damage as a result of disease or other medical treatments, or lack of daily care often result in painful problems, according to a Palm Beach Gardens dentist.

“Emergency rooms don’t provide services like teeth implants, dental crowns, teeth whitening, or cosmetic dental procedures – all of which are important parts of caring for teeth,” explained an emergency dentist.

Experts agree that preventative maintenance and care is ideal, yet accidents, injuries, and disease often leave teeth and gums vulnerable. Dental experts say skipping brushing teeth before bed contributes to cavities and gum disease, both of which are painful and take time to treat, yet can be completely avoided simply by brushing at least two times everyday.

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