CFC Helps Patients Avoid the ER

The CFC Dental Clinic helps our neighbors avoid costly Emergency Department visits by providing dental and oral hygiene care, treating teeth before problems escalate.

Last month, a patient experiencing facial swelling was referred to the Free Clinic after visiting a local ER. The patient was very concerned about having to have her teeth pulled because of their condition. After an exam in the Dental Clinic and a series of follow-up hygiene visits and oral health education, the patient is smiling again!

The patient continues to be seen by our Family Nurse Practitioner for medical issues and will continue her dental hygiene plan. The Free Clinic treats the whole patient with dental care, mental health care, routine primary care, and pharmacy, and prevents unnecessary visits to the ER.

Healthier neighbors make a healthier community.