Popcorn can be a healthy snack, containing plenty of fiber, and even some antioxidants. So, what’s not to like about it? Ask your periodontist or dental hygienist that question, and they may reply with just two words: gum abscess.
A study by the American Dental Association found that every 15 seconds a patient comes into the ER for a dental emergency. The ADA estimates that 79% of the visits could have been better addressed by a visit to the dentist.
Helmets, knee pads, shin guards … anyone who plays sports or has an athletic kid is familiar with this protective gear. But unless your sport is football or hockey, you may have only seen mouth guards in the aisle of your local sports or drug store.
Sudden hearing loss, which may also include symptoms such as ringing in your ear, a feeling that your ear or sinuses are blocked, and dizziness, can potentially be caused by inflammation following dental work.