Oral health and dental care for elderly patients
Geriatric dentistry deals with and addresses the oral health and dental care of elderly patients. As people age, they may experience a variety of oral health issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and loss of teeth.
We work with older adults who may have unique dental needs and challenges. For example, older adults may have health conditions that may affect their oral health, such as diabetes or heart disease. They may also be taking medications that affect the health of their teeth and gums. In addition, older adults may have physical limitations that make it difficult for them to practice good oral hygiene such as arthritis or dementia.
We will help our elderly patients maintain and improve their oral health through preventive care, such as regular dental cleanings and checkups, as well as restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, and dentures. We also proved education on proper oral hygiene practices and how to care for dentures or other dental appliances.
In addition to providing dental care, we will also work with healthcare providers to manage the overall health of the patient. This may involve coordinating care with a patient’s primary care physician or other specialists to ensure that their oral health is integrated into their overall health care plan.