I’ve always liked to visit a doctor’s office.

But when I’m in need of urgent medical care, the only option I can think of is to go to the emergency room.

The only thing I have to lose is my teeth.

So why does my mouth look like that?

I’m an expert on the mouth, and I know how to find out what’s wrong with it.

And if I have a serious dental problem, I know what to do.

The problem is, there are times when the emergency medical team is nowhere to be found. 

I started my dental practice in 1996 when I was 19.

I’m now 76 and have been practicing in my hometown of Syracuse, New York, for over 20 years.

Today, the state of New York has one of the highest rates of preventable dental disease.

As the country’s largest metropolitan area, New Yorkers pay $8.6 billion annually in emergency dental costs. 

“If we’re not getting it, what are we going to do?” said Dr. Daniel Zuckerman, a senior medical director at The Dentist. 

The Emergency Medical Services Network (EMSN) is a network of hospitals and dental clinics across the state.

It provides critical care, emergency dental surgery, and medical emergencies to people in need.

But the number of people receiving emergency dental treatment is decreasing, according to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in January. 

Nearly 1.6 million Americans were hospitalized in emergency rooms in 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a recent report. 

This is because of a lack of dental professionals in underserved areas, a growing opioid crisis, and an epidemic of preventative care. 

As the crisis has worsened, many hospitals have closed, and many hospitals are facing budget cuts. 

According to a 2015 survey by the American Dental Association, more than 80% of dental practices in the U.S. are struggling to stay open. 

What makes dental services so important to a patient is that they are available 24/7, Dr. Zuckermans assessment of the state dental workforce. 

If we aren’t getting it from our dental practice, what do we have to do? 

“It is an emergency situation.

We’re not sure what is the best course of action, but we are in the midst of a major crisis,” Zuckervans chief medical officer, Dr Michael Zuckert, told me. 

For some, the need for urgent care is acute.

For others, it’s chronic.

For a small percentage of New Yorkers, dental emergencies are the last thing on their mind.

Dr. Jennifer Rehm, a practicing dentist, told The Atlantic that she has had patients come in and say that they have been waiting for an hour to see their dentist, and that they were so angry they decided to walk away. 

Dr. Zillert said that many dentists aren’t well versed in emergency care and do not know how best to provide a service when there are problems with the patient. 

While there are plenty of resources for dental patients in New York state, a lack in dental professionals means that emergency dental patients are left to rely on friends and family to care for them. 

When I visited the emergency department of my family’s dental practice last spring, the staff there had been working late on a patient who was suffering from hypoglycemia. 

My daughter, who is a nurse, asked if I could see the patient because she was concerned about her teeth.

I explained that she had a chronic tooth infection, but that the patient had not had a regular dental appointment in a few weeks and that she would have to wait a week for a new appointment. 

That patient, who had a history of diabetes and had a dental appointment scheduled for the next day, was in pain. 

He had lost a significant amount of weight and was still struggling to swallow. 

Luckily, my daughter was able to work on his teeth while I spoke with the nurse, who assured me that he was in good spirits and that he would be able to continue to take his medication. 

There are many reasons why emergency patients may not feel comfortable getting in touch with a dentist.

They don’t trust emergency departments, and it’s not clear what is expected of emergency dentists. 

Even if they do have a relationship with a doctor, the response can be very different from what is provided in the emergency dental office. 

Emergency dentists will not treat people who are experiencing mental health issues. 

In New York State, there is a requirement that emergency dentist patients be referred to mental health professionals. 

But the situation in the state is dire, according the American Association of Suicidology, a national nonprofit that provides services to patients suffering from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health disorders.