Geriatric dentistry is the delivery of dental care to older adults involving diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of problems associated with age related diseases. The most common oral conditions in geriatric patients are tooth loss, dental caries, periodontitis, dry mouth and oral cancer. Each can affect the quality of life.
Tooth or Root Decay : You should come in every 6 months to get a profession cleaning which will clean your teeth at and below the gum line and the root surfaces to remove plaque and bacteria from these areas and make them smooth and clean. As we all grow older, certain health concerns earn our full attention, especially the importance of oral health for We may not realize but dental disease can affect the health of other teeth and reduce our chewing efficiency which can lead to long term issues especially in case of elderly individuals thus increasing their chances drastically for emergency dental care. Dental care at all ages is very important and here is a list of treatments especially for the elderly to keep their teeth and smile lasting longer than ever
Sensitive Teeth : A number of factors cause tooth sensitivity, including brushing too aggressively with a hard-bristled toothbrush, worn tooth enamel and a cracked or fractured tooth. Proper brushing with extra soft or soft bristles toothbrush and using desensitizing toothpaste, can gradually minimize that sensitivity.
Crowns : May be used to protect a decayed tooth, strengthen teeth, restores a broken tooth or to replace a missing tooth.
Missing or extracted teeth: Raise common concerns of infection, but the proper replacement is the key to a confident smile.