The dental office of Dr. Howard B. Dean offers compassionate senior dentistry for elderly patients in Fairfield and the surrounding area. We understand the unique dental needs for seniors and are fully equipped to help our patients overcome the challenges that can come from being elderly. We offer advanced care options to help our senior patients manage dental problems such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, bite mechanics, and more.
Senior Dental Services
We believe that good oral health is possible to achieve for people of all ages. With proper diagnosis and treatment, you can maintain good oral health and quality of life. That’s why we offer comprehensive senior dental services. The treatments we provide include but are not limited to:
- Teeth cleaning
- Nonsurgical periodontal therapy
- Root canal treatments
- Dental implants
- Many other services
Oral Care Concerns for Seniors
As our bodies age, we develop different needs in order to maintain positive health and well-being. Part of this involves taking care of our dental health. Because of aging, seniors may develop unique oral care concerns. Some typical problems that we see in elderly patients are described below.
- Gum disease: Gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the tissues surrounding your teeth. It causes sensitivity in your gums and may make them bleed and can also lead to tooth loss. Gum disease can be managed with cleaning, medication, and/or surgical treatment.
- Root decay: Root decay, also known as “root caries” occurs when a cavity forms on the roots of your teeth. Prevention is the best medicine for root decay, although root canal therapy can also be used to treat the condition.
- Dry mouth: Dry mouth occurs when there is a reduced flow of saliva. It can be caused by medication, cancer treatments, and other factors. Dry mouth can be treated with changes to your diet and habits or with medication.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
If you’re interested in obtaining senior dental care for yourself or a loved one, please contact our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Dean and the rest of our dental team look forward to your visit!