Medicaid treatment options are still available to qualified recipients under the age of 21 years in the state of Missouri.
Dentists in Missouri who accept patients covered under Medicaid benefits inform family members to continue routine dental care.
Mothers and fathers are advised to bring children under this program to dental offices for routine dental care.
America continues on a downward spiral in dentistry into facilities that render emergency dental care.
This form of care causes an overrun stressing the limits of clinics providing emergency services.
In the evenings through after hours care in dentistry dental patients with severe toothache pain fill hospital emergency rooms.
Hospital emergency rooms work on a triage format, treating those with medical emergencies as a first priority.
Emergency room staff treat dental emergencies with all the care and respect given to any other patient in crisis.
In a system where life threatening concerns automatically come first patients have been known to wait in some emergency rooms upwards of 6 hours.
This time would be better spent relaxing at home or gaining knowledge reading or engaged in other worthwhile activities.
Many man power hours are lost waiting in emergency room facilities.
If at all possible we ask patients with dental emergencies to start the process of resolving dental problems earlier in the day.
Your choices are greatly expanded due to the fact more clinics are open during business hours.
You may receive medication for infection control and pain relief same as hospital emergency rooms at a fraction of the waiting time.
Routne visits to your family dental facility prevent the cause of many common dental emergencies.
Patients seek the care of dentists for the first time because of halitosis and pain relief usually tooth related.
Accidents in general resulting in head trauma should be evaluated by a medical team to rule out potential medical concerns.
Car accidents, falls, and different sorts of blunt forced trauma require medical follow up as well as dental visits.
Efficient and well run state programs require excellent management at every level.
It is the job of all healthcare staff to run their clinics as efficiently as possible, especially at the managed care level.
One of the easiest ways to get slashes in state medical and dental programs is through a duplication of services.
In dentistry over the years it has been witnessed how services rendered in one fiscal year are not available in the next.
Medicaid treatment options remain available for the majority of patients under the age of 21 years.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://www.dentist4you.biz
Reference: http://missourimedicaid.gov, tmc.org/ER, stlukeshospital.com