The Effect of Aging
The process of aging creates a number of changes in the human body. Depending on how we have cared for our teeth and gums over our youth will determine the state of our oral health as we age. As with almost everything, prevention is better than care.
As we age, we are more prone to chronic health conditions, many of which require prescription medications which can cause damage to your oral health. General health conditions commonly affect the teeth and supporting structures, such as the jawbone and gums, promoting cavities and gum disease. It is recommended to talk to your dentist during your appointment regarding the medication you are taking. Together, we can develop an oral routine to protect the health of your teeth and gums.
Remember that aging is a normal body process. Seek treatment early for any problems that arise. Delays will create complications in care, adding to discomfort and cost. Also, preventive care recommendations should be diligently followed. Keep an open dialogue with your dental team about any limitations you have in maintaining your oral health. Our dental team has a wealth of knowledge that can help guide you through your oral health challenges. Also, if you find yourself increasingly anxious about needed treatment, consult your Dentist about sedation procedures.
Aging and Sedation Procedures
Sedation procedures can ease the concerns around having extensive dental treatment for patients with dental anxiety. If you need:
We can customize a treatment plan for you that will enable you to have your dental treatment in a safe and comfortable manner.