21, July 2015: Dr. Dmitry Epelboym, Brooklyn dentist at the Cosmetic Dentistry Center, is urging patients not to skip their regular dental checkups. The most recent federal data from the American Dental Association shows the number of visits by patients with dental problems to the ER room doubled from 1.1 million in 2000, to 2.2 million in 2012.
Dr. Epelboym finds these figures particularly disturbing, especially as many patients are unaware that a nagging toothache has the potential to become a life-threatening infection. People still die in the US through neglecting their teeth.
Many of those seeking emergency treatment haven’t been to a dentist in brooklyn for years, perhaps because they don’t have any dental insurance while some may have fears or phobias that prevent them from having regular dental care. Neglecting regular preventative dental care can lead to serious health problems. Ignoring a lost filling that could have easily and cheaply been replaced could result in the loss of the tooth and costly dental bills to restore it.
Most people will go to the ER out of desperation, when they have a tooth that hurts so much they can’t take it anymore. While the doctors in ER can relieve the pain and can prescribe antibiotics, they’ll only deal with the immediate discomfort and patients will still need proper dental care at a later date.
Regular checkups help prevent many of the issues that can send dental patients to the ER. Small dental problems are often easily and cheaply fixed with treatment being carried out at a time that suits the patient and which will fit in with their working hours. Ignoring dental problems not only risks losing teeth but can impact overall health.
While dental infections can be immediately life-threatening, untreated gum disease can worsen existing health problems or increase the risk of developing them. In the longer term it can mean much higher medical bills. Patients can easily request a checkup with the Cosmetic Dentistry Center by visiting their website to book online or calling the office direct.
About Cosmetic Dentistry Center:
The Cosmetic Dentistry Center is a general dental practice that offers treatment for patients of all ages. This Brooklyn dental office has state-of-the-art technology to place dental implants and on-site equipment includes a cone beam CT scanner. The office also has an on-site dental laboratory and can provide crowns in one hour using the latest CAD/CAM technology. To find out more about the services offered please visit their website at https://www.cosmeticdentistrycenter.com/ or call the office direct on 718-491-3100.
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Cosmetic Dentistry Center
7708 4th Avenue
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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