At North Oaks Dental, we’ve got the high-quality dental care you need, regardless of your age or background. We are especially proud to offer great dentistry for seniors. What’s the difference? That’s what today’s post is about. You see, as we age, we face an increased risk of certain oral health problems. Keep reading to hear about some of the dental treatments we’re offering for our seniors. Then be sure to give us a call at 248-712-1522 to request your next appointment in Royal Oak, MI.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease (which is known as periodontal disease in later stages) will adversely impact the lives of roughly 50 percent of all Americans over the age of 30, and that risk increases to 70 percent at the age of 65. That’s crazy, right?
That fact is very disconcerting to oral health professionals like us because gum disease is also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Worse yet, gum disease has been linked to problems like diabetes and heart disease.
Here’s some good news for anyone facing such toubles: we’re treating gum disease issues with a comfortable laser. The laser lets us remove the infection without the need for stitches and scalpels. The laser lets us complete infection control safely and with less sensitivity compared with traditional gum surgery. This is one way that we are making seniors smile!
How often do you use your teeth in the course of an average day? It’s probably impossible to count, which means that it’s very possible they will become damaged or need to be replaced at some point along the way.
While we always try to find the dental solution that makes the most sense for your current needs and budget, a tooth may need to be replaced if it has serious cosmetic flaws, has large cavities, or needs to be strengthened following root canal therapy.
The standard way to protect a tooth is with a dental crown. Our crowns are made from high-strength material that is lifelike and can last for many years. We can also use crowns as part of our dental bridges, which are often used to replace a single missing tooth or large gaps in the smile.
If you are missing teeth outright, we often try to steer patients toward our dental implants. We love implants because they are sturdy, strong, and nearly match the biting power of your natural teeth. Dental implants are so resiliant because they are placed directly into your jawbone. Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, stabilize dentures, or place full arches of new permanent teeth.
We have several options in this realm. We can provide traditional dental implants. But if you have jawbone recession, we can also offer mini dental implants, which function exactly like dental implant but are smaller in diameter, and we even offer bone grafting to build up any bone that has eroded over the years. One way or another, we’ll help you look younger, feel better, and with any luck–live longer.
Don’t Delay, Call Today!
To get started soon with elite dentistry for seniors, call our Royal Oak dentist’s office at 248-712-1522 or fill out our online form. We’re looking forward to helping your family members maintain a beautiful smile at every stage of life.