Poor Dental Health Accounts for Thousands of Emergency Room Visits


Many people don’t realize the importance of maintaining adequate oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene can lead to bad breath, cavities, and many other issues including death. In 2007, Deamonte Driver, a 12-year old boy from Maryland, died from an infected tooth. There was an infection at the tip of a tooth’s root, an abscessed tooth, which spread to Driver’s brain and caused his death. This sparked an interest to research how dental problems have affected health. These are some of the many reasons why it is important to visit your dentist as often as possible. Call (903)796-9051 today to make an appointment with Dr. Giesler and ensure that your teeth are as healthy as can be!


Past studies have shown that tooth infections and other dental problems are the cause of hundreds of emergency room visits each year! If your tooth is bothering you, or you think you may have a dental concern, call Dr. Giesler at our Atlanta, TX, or Linden, TX office and have them take a look. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!


Source: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/oral-infections-causing-more-hospitalizations/