Older people require special treatment for their aging, weakened teeth that are more susceptible to damage and disease. Since many oral conditions are also associated with systemic conditions, the risk for dental problems increases even more with age.
What is Geriatric Dentistry?
Geriatric dentistry focuses on the special needs of older mouths and can help prevent common conditions such as dry mouth and gum disease, as well as provide prosthetic replacements such as crowns, bridges and dentures for missing teeth. Dr. Glasser also takes into account other age-related changes such as slower reflexes, sensory function and independent living when providing dental care for older patients.
Geriatric Dentistry includes services such as restorative dentistry, periodontal therapy and tooth replacement options. Geriatric dentists can perform reconstructive dental procedures such as:
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Replacement Fillings
Getting older does not necessarily mean patients will lose teeth or suffer from poor oral health, so it is important to take preventative measures to protecting your teeth and keeping them as healthy as possible. Dr. Glasser works one-on-one with each of his patients to develop a treatment and prevention plan to fit the individual needs of older patients as their mouth ages.