27126 Paseo Espada #A1606

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

How We Diagnose Our Home Bound Patients

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When you have a loved one with limited mobility, confined to their home or a hospital or nursing home, then receiving dental care could be difficult. At the same time, lack of dental care could mean serious complications, such as tooth loss and other complications. But your team at HomeCare can help, and in today’s blog, we’re looking at how we diagnose your loved one’s smile!

The Importance of Care for Those With Limited Mobility

For older patients, issues with dry mouth combined with the limited dexterity could mean situations in which daily care is difficult and the risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease is much higher. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and uncomfortable symptoms. If a person has dentures, but is unable to see the dentist, then the prosthetic could become ill-fitting and cause further discomfort and complications. Our team doesn’t want vulnerable people to develop issues with their smiles, issues that can cause inflammation and lead to other complications with diabetes, memory, and more. We want to bring dental care to their door!

Our Dental X-Rays

When we arrive, we will conduct a detailed examination with digital x-rays. There is no need for bitewings, or a lengthy development period either. Instead, we will take x-rays using an advanced and portable machine. The size of a radar gun, this can obtain detailed images of the teeth, roots, gums, and oral structures, so we can make a diagnosis with precision, and using a fraction of the radiation. Our team can help identify the presence of abscesses, cysts, tumors, gum disease, and cavities. These images can also be used to design new prosthetics or restorations as needed too.

The Dental Exam Process

The exam portion is fast and comfortable, we gather images and also conduct a detailed diagnosis, while talking to the patient or caregiver about their oral health habits and any symptoms being experienced, such as discomfort in the teeth and gums. We take copious notes, which are stored as hard copies and digitally in our office. These can be easily accessed and transferred to staff and dentists or doctors as needed.

Treatment Options

Our team can provide custom restorations to address decay or infection, and provide healthier and more functional smiles. In addition, we can help create new prosthetics, such as dentures or bridges, to address tooth loss and restore function and beauty to the smile. We can also adjust or replace prosthetics as needed. If you have any questions about our mobile units, then contact our team today to learn more.

HomeCare Dentists Makes Care Possible for Patients With Limited Mobility

If you have a loved one confined to a nursing home or hospital, talk to our team about treatment! Give us a call today at HomeCare Dentists in San Juan Capistrano at (800) 382-3938.