Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 01 November 2013 12:40
The fact that emergency room doctors have no ability to treat dental issues hasn’t deterred people in Ontario recently.
Around 58,000 adults visited the emergency room in the Canadian province last year even though they were only treated with antibiotics or painkillers. This issue highlights the fact that better access to healthcare is necessary for low-income adults. The visits cost taxpayers $30 million last year.
The Ontario Oral Health Alliance, which began in 2007, showed that at least 3,500 people went to the hospital for dental problems in Toronto alone.