November 21, 2019
Redlands senior living homes provide many great services to their residents. And while for some residence, they’re able to arrange transportation to a dentist for routine teeth cleanings or treatment of a toothache, many patients are confined to their facility for medical reasons.
But just because your mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa can’t leave his or her facility doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t need his or her oral health care needs to be addressed. In fact, it’s more important than ever for seniors to have nursing home dental care, as certain oral health conditions such as periodontal disease can lead to scary and even life-threatening medical conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.
We know you’d never want to put your Redlands nursing home patient’s life at risk. Here’s a list of reasons how nursing home dental care by senior citizen dental care specialists of In Motion Dentists can help your loved one stay on top of his or her oral health.
1. Our Doctors Are Available to Visit Seniors in Their Nursing Homes for Biannual Teeth Cleanings
It’s important for everyone to get regular, biannual teeth cleanings to remove harmful plaque and bacteria from your teeth, to examine your gums for signs of periodontal disease, and to check for tooth decay. It’s especially important that you continue this routine for a senior citizen in your life who is confined to a nursing home.
While your loved one may not be able to travel to a local Redlands dentist, In Motion Dentists can travel to your family member’s nursing home facility to provide nursing home dental care. As mobile dentists, In Motion Dentists brings an entire dental office into your loved one’s nursing home room and treats him or her either in his portable dental chair (if possible) or his or her bed.
Clean and sanitized professional dental instruments are also brought to all nursing home visits, so the dentist can clean your relative’s teeth, remove plaque and tartar, check gums for signs of periodontal disease, and check teeth for signs of tooth decay that need to be addressed further.
2. When Deep Cleanings Are Needed to Treat Periodontal Disease, In Motion Dentists Can Perform Them from the Comfort of Your Loved One’s Nursing Home
Although your loved one’s nursing care staff oversees or performs daily dental care for your family member, it can be difficult to properly brush and floss a senior citizen’s teeth. For this reason, many Redlands nursing home patients exhibit signs of periodontal disease. In addition to providing a host of oral health complications, untreated periodontal disease can lead to heart disease and even stroke – medical complications that you definitely want your favorite senior citizen to avoid.
3. In Motion Dentists is Available at a Moment’s Notice to Help Resolve Your Loved One’s Toothache
Nobody likes having a toothache. But it can be especially painful and frustrating for someone who may have a hard time communicating – in the case of stroke recovery patients – or those who can’t simply hop in a car to see the closest Redland’s dentist.
As nursing home dental care providers, In Motion Dentists book open time in their schedule to take care of these exact kinds of dental emergencies. We know you want your mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa to be as comfortable as possible. In Motion Dentists does, too, and they are only a phone call away from visiting your loved one to resolve his or her toothache.
Call In Motion Dentists to Learn More About Our Special Services for Senior Citizens Living in Nursing Homes
In Motion Dentists know that when it comes to finding nursing home dental care for your Redlands nursing home patient, you want a chance to speak to the dentist first and explain your loved one’s special needs to be certain he or she will be treated with the utmost respect and care. In Motion Dentists understand this and wants to reassure you of their passion for helping the senior citizen population – especially those confined to a nursing home.
To speak with In Motion Dentists and learn more about their approach to caring for senior citizens, contact them in Redlands today at (626) 594-0374.