It is essential to understand that as a patient's body begins to experience change, so would the oral health needs of the patient begin to change. At Most Dental, we understand why senior dental care is important and thus, provide specialized services to meet the needs of our patients who are over the age of 60. With a gentle, precise, and genuinely caring touch, Dr. Most provide an extensive variety of restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dentistry solutions for senior citizens in Las Vegas, NV, and the surrounding areas.
Senior Dental Care
As patients pose a higher chance of attaining numerous oral health problems as they age, it is important to thereby adhere to routine hygiene schedules with the dentist for the same.
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. Most 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. Most 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.
Dr. Most is honored to be the dentist of choice for senior citizens and their families in Las Vegas, and he would love to care for you as well.