Dental emergencies are something that many of us experience, yet few of us know how to handle. In fact, according to The Pew Charitable Trust, emergency room visits for dental emergencies have been rising, with it costing the health care system in the country around $1.6 billion per year. Problem is, a good portion of those going to the emergency room for what they see as a dental emergency actually have problems that can be taken care of at home or simply by waiting until the dentist’s office opens.
“Many people are not sure what is a dental emergency and what is something that can wait until morning, so some people will go straight to the emergency room,” explains Dr. Karson Kupiec, a second-generation orthodontist at Kupiec Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry. “If it’s a true emergency, people shouldn’t hesitate to get to the hospital, but they will probably find it comforting to know that there are some common issues they can handle right from home.”
Being able to handle some common dental emergencies without going to the emergency room can help save money, as well as time. Some of the more common dental emergencies that people experience and what they can do about them include:
“When in doubt, speak to a health professional so you can get relief as quickly as possible,” added Dr. Kupiec. “But knowing how to handle some of these common emergencies may help you get through the day or the weekend, with more comfort and confidence.”
Dr. Karson Kupiec has a full-service orthodontic and pediatric dentistry practice, with locations in Rancho Santa Fe and Imperial, Ca. The office offers traditional braces, as well as Invisalign, and dentistry for children, including offering cleanings, sedation, and sealants. For more information, visit the website at: http://kupiecorthodontics.com.
About Kupiec Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
Started 17 years ago by Dr. Karson Kupiec, a second-generation orthodontist, Kupiec Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is a multi-specialty dental office with locations in Rancho Santa Fe and Imperial Valley, Ca. The office offers comprehensive dental care specializing in orthodontics and pediatrics for both children and adults, using the latest technology in the industry, and having a mission of providing superior family care. Kupiec Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to bringing a healthy and beautiful smile to you and your child. For more information, visit the website at: http://kupiecorthodontics.com.