As you get older, many age-related oral conditions may develop. These may include;
- Dry mouth: The Canadian Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) lists over 600 commonly used medications that can contribute to dry mouth, increases the risk for oral disease, such as dental cavities and soreness in the oral tissue.
- Periodontal (gum) disease: Bad breath, receding or bleeding gums may indicate periodontal (gum) disease. This can contribute to heart problems and interfere with diabetes.
- Root caries (cavities): As recession occurs, the softer part of the tooth, the root, is exposed, and is very susceptible to decay. Avoiding candy and sticky fruit can help avoid this problem, which can lead to breaking teeth and increase the risk of pneumonia.
- Pathology: This includes oral cancer and less serious illnesses, such as candidiasis, an abnormal growth of fungus in the mouth.
Illness or mobility impairment can make going to your regular dentist or dental hygienist challenging. As a result, your teeth can become compromised, and your gums can become sensitive and swollen. At Trey Petty Oral Health, each of our rooms are equipped with ceiling mounted hydraulic lifts to ensure the safest transfer from your chair into ours.
Our fees follow the Dental Assistance for Seniors Program. We are happy to discuss your dental benefit coverage and in order to obtain a quick, complete reimbursement.