You’ll want to partner with a dentist who can keep up with your ever-evolving needs through every season of life. This is especially true as you grow older. At North Oaks Dental, we fit the bill for that kind of thoughtful service. And we’ll be here to provide top-notch dental care for seniors, along with the rest of your family. Keep reading to hear more about these solutions, and then give us a call at 248-220-7021 to your next appointment.
Treating Gum Disease
Here is a scary statistic: gum disease will strike approximately 50 percent of all Americans aged 30 and up at one time or another. That risk increases to 70 percent at the age of 65. Even worse, gum disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults!
If this infection is not caught and treated early enough, it will attack the gums and the underlying bone, causing teeth to loosen up and fall out. Plus, gum disease has been linked to problems like diabetes and heart disease.
We’re doing our part to help seniors (and everyone else) prevent gum disease with our regular cleanings and exams. These go a long way toward keeping your mouth clean and your smile intact. Beyond that, we’re also treating gum disease with a comfortable, and completely noninvasive laser. With that laser, we can eradicate the infection without the need for stitches and scalpels.
We all use our teeth each and every day. Because of the cumulative wear and tear, it is possible that they can become damaged or need to be replaced at some point in our senior years, or even before.
Cosmetic imperfections, large pockets of decay, or recent root canal therapy, are all reasons why a tooth may need to be replaced. The simplest way to protect a tooth is through a dental crown. The crowns we build here are made from highly durable material that is also lifelike and long-lasting. Crowns can also be part of our dental bridges, which are often used to replace a single missing tooth or larger gaps in a smile.
Treating Tooth Loss, Stabilizing Dentures
The modern solution for patients who have been subjected to tooth loss as an adult is dental implants. We are big believers in dental implants because they are sturdy, strong, and come close to providing the bite-force of your natural teeth. Dental implants get anchored into your jawbone and can be used to replace single teeth, stabilize dentures, or place full arches of new permanent teeth. We’d love to have you in for a consultation to discuss the possibilities for taking back your quality of life!
Call To Receive The Senior Dental Care You Deserve
The aforementioned services are just a few of the ways we can help you make the most of your golden years. We really do make it our goal to make dental care for seniors easy and accessible across the board. Our office is a participating provider with Delta Dental Premier and Blue Cross Blue Shield traditional insurance plans. We also accept most major insurance plans. And we partner with several great financing programs to help keep your care in reach. All you have to do now is call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-220-7021 or to schedule an appointment.