Dental issues should, whenever possible, be addressed long before they become truly urgent medical matters
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2016
An August 16 WWLP article reports that some 36,000 emergency room visits resulting from preventable oral health care issues occurred in the state of Massachusetts in 2014. Los Angeles dental clinic Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center notes that patients waiting too long to address dental issues is a national problem, affecting many in California, and that hospital emergency rooms are far from ideal for addressing most oral health problems. The Beverly Hills dentist and periodontal office adds that dental issues should, whenever possible, be addressed long before they become truly urgent medical matters. Specifically, patients should take care to address the following issues sooner and not later.
- Gum Disease and Gingivitis. Problems of the gums are at least as important as those relating directly to teeth. Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center notes that, left alone, periodontal issues can become enormously painful and, in extreme cases, may cause some patients to panic and visit an emergency room. Moreover, persistent gum disease is a serious risk factor for a number of systemic health issues, including heart disease and heart attacks which, of course, actually do typically necessitate a speedy visit to a hospital emergency room. Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center adds that it is obviously far better to prevent a serious problem long before it starts by properly addressing periodontal issues.
- Tooth Decay. When tooth decay becomes advanced, a host of serious dental issues that go far beyond cavities may present themselves. Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center notes that, if severe tooth decay is allowed to advance, enormously painful toothaches and other problems can occur which may, indeed, drive some patients to visit their emergency room – despite the fact that most emergency rooms do not have dental specialists available. Patients dealing with extremely painful oral health situations that are not life-threatening should contact a dental specialist as quickly as possible.
- Implants. Over time, teeth that have been pulled but not replaced can lead to a host of additional problems. Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center adds that while most patients tend to focus on cosmetic issues, missing teeth are more than eyesores. They are associated with a greater risk of teeth decay impacting other teeth, threatening the entire mouth and potentially leading to the kind of intense tooth pain that may drive some patients to visit hospital emergency rooms. Moreover, missing teeth may be associated with such serious risks to overall health as heart disease. Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center adds that patients are, of course, far better off when they are treated in advanced with the kind of advanced technology implants dental specialists recommend.
Dr. Peiman Soleymani offers his patients periodontal, implant, and other dental services at his Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center. For further information, interested readers can call (310) 275-4606 or visit the center virtually at http://www.BHPeriodontist.com.