Long Term Care Program
Aging Presents New Oral Challenges
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.
Mobile Dental Hygiene
Trey Petty Oral Health is pleased to provide Mobile Dental Hygiene services in the comfort of your room.
Our fees follow the Alberta Seniors Benefits Program. We will discuss your dental benefit coverage and in order to obtain a quick, complete reimbursement, we will assist you in completing any forms related to your private or government dental plan.
Mobile Dental Hygiene Services include:
Overall dental assessment, dental cleanings, fluoride application, oral cancer screening, oral hygiene instruction, as well as evaluation, cleaning, and consultation of any partial or complete dentures.
We provide care for residents in their own familiar surroundings, reducing stress associated with mobility and transportation challenges.