FOR THE ELDERLY
We all want to stay healthy throughout our lives this includes keeping all or most of our natural teeth. Changes in lifestyle, such as stopping or changing work, moving house or the psychological impact of losing a loved one, can disrupt normal daily care and diet, increasing the risk of caries. Medicines may contain high levels of “hidden sugars” and also some may affect the production of saliva in your mouth.
The people in the second half of life more commonly:
- Have sensitive twinges from cold, hot
- Have red, bleeding gums, or spitting out blood while brushing,
- Have loose teeth and receding gums
- Have worn, natural teeth,
- Have a hole in a tooth or on the root surface of tooth
- are experiencing a dry mouth
- are losing fillings too often,
- have dentures not fitting in properly
- Are tired of having to put up with old, worn, loose and stained dentures,
- Have uncontrolled diabetes or any other medical condition requiring dental treatment for your teeth,
- Are going to start medication for your bones or going for radiation therapy in the head and neck region,
- Needing treatment while in a wheel chair
- Have a sore back or neck problem.
We not only treat the dental problem but manage the dental problem by focusing on patients’ coping mechanism and only do as much as they are comfortable with.
Services Provided by Dentist Coorparoo
- Full mouth examination, discussion of oral hygiene practices, dietary contributions and other relevant dental issues personalised to the individual.
- Periodic dental check up to minimise tooth loss as a result of decay or gum disease.
- We use our specially designed intraoral cameras and digital x-ray system to assess the well-being of your teeth and gums.
- Removal of plaque and tartar/hard deposits on your teeth (professional cleaning) and application of desensitising paste
- Management of teeth with holes.
- Management of dark, stained, teeth using bleaching techniques, teeth whitening, veneers, crowns and bridges.
- Management of red, swollen and bleeding gums.
- Replacement of missing teeth using a bridge, false teeth or implants.
- Removal of wisdom teeth.
- Mouthguard – if you are involved in contact sports like hockey, netball, baseball, basketball, skateboarding, skiing etc. We strongly recommend a custom-fitted mouthguard to ensure maximum protection.
- Management of worn teeth-excessive intake of carbonated beverages, gastric reflux, dehydration and abrasion can cause worn teeth in relatively young patients.
- Management of grinding habit by oral splint– the most important cause is everyday stress which can lead to a person grinding his/her teeth at night resulting in a change in bite, cracked teeth, headaches, nechaches, stiff jaw or sensitivity in teeth. A properly made splint can make a significant improvement and can prevent any further damage to your teeth, gums, and Temporo Mandibular joint (TMJ).
- Management of TMJ joint problems.
- Management of crooked, crowded, deepbite, overbite, missing or extra teeth.
- Management of emergency/trauma