As men and women age, their oral health needs change and require special care. we understand the unique intricacies of senior dental care, and we provide specialized services to meet the needs of men and women over the age of 60. With a gentle, precise, and genuinely caring touch, Dr. Hollingshead provides an extensive variety of restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dentistry solutions for senior citizens in Las Vegas, NV and the surrounding areas.
Vital Dental Care for Seniors
Advanced age contributes to an increased risk for numerous oral health problems, so it becomes especially important to adhere to your routine hygiene schedule with your dentist as you get older. Because many seniors are prescribed medications to treat other health conditions, the possibility of complications caused by these drugs must be considered. Dry mouth, a chronic condition that can lead to gum disease and decay, is a common side effect of many medications. Gum disease in older patients may lead to tooth loss more quickly than in younger men and women, so periodontal therapy is a common recommendation among senior citizens. For senior patients who wear dentures, maintaining a strict cleansing regimen is key to preventing problems like denture-induced stomatitis. This condition can also be caused by ill-fitting prosthetics, so be sure to see Dr. Hollingshead if you notice a problem with the way your dentures fit.
Other special concerns for patients over 60 include darkened teeth, a diminished sense of taste, tooth loss, thrush, and root decay due to a receding gum line. Dr. Hollingshead and his team are equipped with the knowledge, technology, and experience needed to address these issues and more, helping you keep your smile healthy and looking its best.
Senior Dentistry Options for Your Lifestyle
Have you been searching for a dentist with the experience, education, skill, and caring chairside manner required to treat older patients? Contact our officetoday to learn more about our practice and to schedule your appointment. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our oral healthcare family and providing you with the treatment you need to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life.