Friday, July 16, 2010

Lack of dental care leads to higher number of ER cases in Springfield MO:

Springfield, Missouri is fluoridated: "-- One of the most common reasons that people visit the emergency room here is probably not what you'd think: it's dental pain."

"for patients 20 to 39 years old, dental cases make up more than 7 percent of all ER visits in Greene County. They make up 10 percent of all Medicaid visits, and a whopping 37 percent of all uninsured visits"