As you age, taking care of your teeth becomes even more crucial. The wear and tear from years of chewing ice, Halloween candy, and using your teeth to open packages can catch up to you. But don’t worry, Dr. Curry and staff are here to help with specialized treatments and procedures for our geriatric patients.
While cosmetic procedures and common dental work like filling cavities are typical for adults, aging teeth require more complicated procedures. Our goal is to provide the most comfortable and highest quality care for all our patients. We commonly treat geriatric patients for issues such as gum diseases, tooth decay, tooth and teeth replacements, and the need for dentures.
Unchecked changes inside the mouth as people age can lead to several issues. Dry mouth, tongue fissures, caries, and root caries can develop as saliva production and consistency changes, and enamel wears down. Gum diseases are also more common in older people, as bacteria can infiltrate the mouth more easily. Oral mucous membranes become thinner and less elastic, leading to oral cancer and oral thrush.
But with proper dental care, these issues can be avoided. At Dr. Curry’s office, we provide gentle but thorough dental care for our elderly patients, so their teeth reflect how fresh and youthful they feel on the inside. Don’t let dental problems scare you – schedule an appointment with us today.