Senior Dental Care Fergus – Improving Golden Smiles

As a family dental clinic in Fergus ON, Country Dental is happy to offer senior dental care to our most beloved citizens. We understand that as they age, seniors often will develop unique dental care needs due to:

  • Age-related changes in their oral health
  • As well as potential complications arising from underlying medical conditions or medications.

Specialized Senior Dental Care Services

To address the needs of our aging population, Country Dental has developed specialized senior dental care services for maintaining oral health and well-being including:

  • Geriatric Health Assessments
  • Prosthodontics & Dentures
  • Periodontal Care & Gum Disease Management
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Tooth Sensitivity Management
  • Dental Implants for Seniors
  • TMJ Disorder Management for Seniors
  • Customized Denture Care
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia-Friendly Services
  • Collaboration with Oral Surgeon, Periodontal & Denturist Clinics
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Geriatric Oral Health Assessments

Senior oral care will often begin with a comprehensive geriatric oral health assessment. The assessment goes beyond just a routine dental exam. Our dentists will consider the specific dental challenges associated with aging and examine factors such as:

  • Tooth and gum health
  • Jaw function
  • And the impact of medications on oral health

With this personalized approach to senior dental care, we develop a dental care plan tailored to each senior’s unique needs.

Prosthodontics & Dentures

Seniors can experience an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities due to changes in saliva production, which can lead to dry mouth. As we age into our senior years, tooth loss can also become more prevalent.

Country Dental offers prosthodontic solutions, including the design and fitting of dentures for seniors. Whether full or partial dentures are needed, our dentists work closely with seniors to ensure a comfortable fit and natural-looking appearance.

Prosthodontic services aim to restore oral function and enhance the quality of life for seniors with missing teeth.

Image of professionals making dentures.

Periodontal Care & Gum Disease Management

Seniors are often more susceptible to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis due to reduced immune function and chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteopenia or blood disorders.

Country Dental specializes in senior dental care providing thorough periodontal assessments and targeted treatments to manage and prevent gum disease. We also provide referrals for more specialized opinions and care to either oral surgeons or periodontists.

Periodontal care may involve deep cleanings, scaling, and root planing to preserve gum health and prevent complications that can arise from untreated gum disease, laser usage or splinting of teeth.

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Seniors are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer. Regular oral cancer screenings are a crucial component of our senior dental care services in Fergus. We conduct a thorough examination to detect early signs of oral cancer.

Routine screenings are integral to ensuring the well-being of our seniors, particularly those with risk factors such as tobacco or alcohol use. Early diagnosis can significantly improve treatment outcomes.

Tooth Sensitivity Management

Tooth sensitivity can become more pronounced in seniors due to factors such as gum recession and enamel wear. As part of our senior dental care services, we address tooth sensitivity management through various interventions, including:

  • The use of desensitizing toothpaste
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Personalized oral care plans

Managing tooth sensitivity in seniors contributes to a more comfortable and enjoyable eating experience.

Man with high tooth sensitivity
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Dental Implants for Seniors

For seniors seeking a more permanent solution for missing teeth, our dentists often recommend dental implants. Our dentists offer dental implant consultations, surgeries, and restoration procedures.

Dental implants for seniors not only provide a stable and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth but also support overall oral health by preventing bone loss in the jaw.

TMJ Disorder Management for Seniors

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause discomfort and impact jaw function, affecting seniors’ ability to eat and speak comfortably.

Our Fergus dentists specializing in senior care offer TMJ disorder management services for seniors. These may include personalized treatment plans, lifestyle recommendations, and, if necessary, orthodontic interventions to alleviate symptoms and improve jaw function.

TMJ Disorder Management

Customized Denture Care

Seniors who wear dentures require ongoing care and maintenance to ensure optimal function and comfort. Country Dental also provides customized denture care plans, including regular check-ups, adjustments, and relining services in conjunction with denture clinics or specialized labs.

We work closely with seniors to address any concerns or issues related to their dentures, promoting long-term satisfaction with these prosthetic devices.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia-Friendly Services

As part of our senior dental care, we recognize the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Specialized services are available to provide compassionate and patient-centred dental care for seniors with cognitive impairments.

These services may involve sensory-friendly environments, extended appointment times, and communication techniques tailored to the needs of seniors with memory-related challenges.

Elderly man at dentist office.

Collaboration with Healthcare Providers

At Country Dental, we prioritize collaborative care by working closely with other healthcare providers. Our dentists coordinate with physicians, geriatricians, and other specialists to ensure a holistic approach to the overall health of seniors.

This collaboration is particularly important for individuals with chronic conditions. Medication management is also necessary for those taking multiple medications.

About Country Dental

Our dentists at Country Dental Clinic in Fergus love working with seniors. We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of senior dental care services that cater to the unique needs of our aging population.

From geriatric oral health assessments and prosthodontics to oral cancer screenings, gum disease management, and customized denture care, we help seniors improve their oral health.

Country Dental also offers affordable dental financing through ifinance.

Book a Senior Dental Care Appointment at Country Dental

To learn more about Country Dental or any of the senior dental care services we offer, please contact us online or by email.

Book an appointment today or call us at 519-787-7878