What contributes to the rise of ER visits for dental problems? How can you avoid a trip to the ER?
It has become statistically proven that there has been a major increase in hospital visits that is due to dental pain. Adults between 20-39 wait to the last possible second to go to the ER. It is not because they don’t want see a dentist, but due to lack of dental insurance. People are always trying to cut corners, even more so now with the unstable economy. So a lot of people skip going to the dentist. And of course you should go to the doctor or ER if you are in pain. They will treat with you antibiotics and pain killers more than likely. What you should realize is that antibiotics and painkillers will not treat the underlying source. You will need to seek the help of your dentist order to treat the problem itself.
I know it may seem as though it is just its easier to save the money and not go to the dentist. But it can cause more serious damage over time. Here are some tips to keep you from making an ER visit for dental problems. If you are not going to go to the dentist on a regular basis you must steadfast in taking care of your oral hygiene. ER visit or not preventative measures are beneficial. With that being said if you can see a dentist then do it. If you think about it in long term you are saving yourself money and an ER visit.