Unique Dental Care for All Ages
At Vaheed Bayette DDS, we specialize in geriatric dentistry in Mission Valley. Our San Diego dentist provides dental care for the elderly, ensuring they get the care they need to maintain or achieve excellent oral health. Dr. Bayette works hard to ensure that patients of all ages get quality dental care and that it never goes neglected as they age.
What Is Geriatric Dentistry?
Geriatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of elderly patients. Geriatric dentists specialize in understanding the unique needs and challenges that older adults may face concerning their oral health, and they work to create appropriate treatment plans. This can include routine check-ups and cleanings to more complex procedures such as extractions, root canals, and dentures. They’ll also consider their medical history and current medications, ensuring they won’t affect any treatments needed.
Our Approach to Geriatric Dentistry
Older patients react differently to dental procedures, and we take a very delicate and measured nature in our dental procedures.
Our Mission Valley geriatric dentist knows how to handle and work with patients who have increased sensitivity to medications used in dentistry. Also being highly adept in this field, we’re able to work closely with our patients and caregivers to work in tandem with any other treatments our patients are going through. We also understand different gum and root issues that can arise just by a matter of age. We’ve got the best procedures to address these issues, whether we need to do gum treatment, dental implants, dentures, or other restorative procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
The elderly are more susceptible to the following oral health issues:
- Untreated Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Tooth Loss
- Chronic Disease
- Oral Cancer
A 70-year-old should visit the dentist at least twice a year. However, if their dentist notices oral health issues that should be addressed with more routine care, they may recommend more frequent visits to ensure they achieve excellent oral health.
The Medicare law does not allow coverage of dental care or services needed for the health of your teeth. Unfortunately, dental implants are included in this law and won’t be covered by Medicare.
The best way for seniors to strengthen their teeth is to increase fluoridation. Fluoride helps strengthen teeth and protect enamel. Dental professionals encourage seniors who are at risk of cavities to use fluoride toothpaste or incorporate a fluoride rinse into their daily oral care routine.
Geriatric Dental Care at Vaheed Bayette DDS
No matter your age, dental care is vital to your oral health and well-being. At Vaheed Bayette, our Mission Valley dentists provide geriatric dentistry services to ensure senior citizens get the dental care they need and deserve. To schedule an appointment, call our San Diego dental office at (619) 901-0708. You can also request information online through our contact form.