Dental issues seeing GPCreated by:
Of late, many patients who are covered by company insurance have been abusing the system to approach doctors for medicine for dental conditions.
When it is an obvious dental carries, gum pain or gingivitis, the patient ought to have the common sense to approach a dentist instead.
However, seeing a dentist is not claimable, whereas seeing a GP is claimable, so in order to get free medication and treatment, the patients approach the GP instead of the dentist. Is this justifiable for the GP to give medication? If he chooses not to give and refer the patient to a dentist instead - which theoretically speaking is the correct and most ethical thing to do, the patient complains or the GP loses this patient.
On the other hand, the same analogy goes : would you ask a dentist to prescribe you medicine if you have piles or hemorrhoids, or when you experience abdominal pain, you want the dentist to give you panadol for pain relief?
The public should be educated appropriately on which condition should a dentist be consulted.