September 3, 2013
“There has been a large spike in the number of Americans visiting the emergency room for dental issues, according to an article in http://www.aacd.com/.
The number of ER visits nationwide for dental problems increased 16 percent from 2006 to 2009, according to the Pew Center. However, visits to the ER, as opposed to a dentist, are much more expensive.”
What is the lesson to be learned here? It is not to avoid the ER, but rather seek to establish a relationship with your personal dentist. Not only will he/she help you to be proactive in treating dental issues before they escalate out of hand, but your dentist is your savior when you need help. Call your dentist, not the ER. Pay his bill, not a hospital bill. Be seen by him who knows you and understands you, knows your medical history, your special concerns and preferences.
Let us all use our visits to the ER for those true medical emergencies!
Oh, that reminds me. Where is the number for that Carrollton dentist that my colleagues all go to?
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