Texas dentist sees uptick in dental visits, cites pandemic delay

Lufkin, Texas-based Family Dentistry and Orthodontics has reported an increase in dental visits and blames pandemic delays, KLTV reports.

"It caused kind of a very big backlog, because people obviously were very nervous to see the dentist and people are naturally nervous to see the dentist," David Palmer, DDS, of Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, said in the report. "But the COVID-19 pandemic is what made it a little worse. … Then what happens is that the backlog occurs and then, it is hard to catch back up."

Dr. Palmer said he's also seeing more patients coming in with jaw problems and broken teeth, the report said. The office added seven more air filtration filters to prevent the spread of the virus. 

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