When people are in nursing homes, assisted living, or hospital settings and their health prevents them from going out on their own, their oral health could suffer. Issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which can complicate already serious issues like diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease, could be more frequent. But our team at HomeCare Dentists can bring important services, like dental cleanings, to your loved homes.
Help for Patients in Assisted Living and More
Our mouths are the gateway to our overall health, and when teeth become decayed or smiles develop gum disease, this can lead to a host of inflammatory concerns and impact overall health. Which is why regardless of age, routine care is necessary for overall quality of life. Optimally, people would be able to smile, visit the dentist every few months as needed, but when people are ill or suffer from issues that leave them bed-bound or unable to travel on their own, their smiles suffer. Which is why we’re glad to help, with portable units and trained team members who can visit our patients in their homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities to offer necessary oral health care. We can handle a host of common oral health concerns, and also offer preventive care to help avoid these issues from developing and threatening their oral health and overall health and wellbeing.
The Importance of a Cleaning
A dental cleaning should happen every six months for healthy smiles, and every three to four if patients have gum disease or risk factors for periodontal concerns. Our team can provide a portable unit with water and suction, so we can conduct a detailed and thorough cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth. Doing so improves overall health. We also polish the teeth and apply fluoride to limit the risk of tooth decay developing.
Scaling and Root Planing
Our team can also offer a deep cleaning to remove buildup from the teeth and along the gum line, including in pockets that form as a result of inflammation and periodontal disease. Our team employs unique scalers to remove buildup and clean deep pockets, and we can use specialized perio treatments that employ mouth trays and special medications to help manage gum disease and safeguard overall oral health.
If you have any questions about our treatment options or if you have a bed-bound loved one in need of dental care, then please reach out today!
HomeCare Dentists Wants to Offer Better Oral Health
When you need to help your loved one with the health of their smile, then our team is your answer in Southern California. Give us a call today at HomeCare Dentists in San Juan Capistrano at (800) 382-3938.