Friday, October 04, 2013

Dental Emergencies

Number of emergency room visits for dental problems among people under age 65...

1999-2000: 1.0 million
2009-2010: 2.3 million

Among all emergency room visits in 2009-10 by people under age 65, a substantial 2.1 percent were for dental problems. Among 18-to-44-year-olds, the figure was a larger 3.2 percent.

Source: CDC, QuikStats: Percentage of Emergency Department (ED) Visits that were Dental-Related among Persons Aged under 65 Years, by Age Group—National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey, 1999-2000 to 2009-2010

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