The best dental care for seniors in The United States of America is mobile dental care for the aged, a dental practice that is ‘on wheels.’ The mobile dental care practice will come to the older person, instead of the other way around. The mobile dental practice is kitted out almost exactly like a regular dental practice; there is generally a small reception or waiting area, and then there is the dental room. This room has a dental chair in it, excellent lighting, lots of mirrors, a stool for the dentist, and trays with all the dental equipment in it. There is running water and a basin, and the practice is efficient and professional, specializing in dental for the aged.
Dental care for older people
Old people need to take care of their teeth and gums and a mobile dental clinic allows for them to do this regularly, in a manner that is not stressful. The aged person, or their carer, makes the appointment, generally via an old aged facility or a special care facility. The dentist, who generally has an assistant or a dental hygienist working with them, makes appointments on a rotation basis, ensuring that no older person is left behind and that the process is easy and reliable.
So what kind of dental procedures are offered by a mobile dental practice? All the routine procedures are offered, such as cleaning, filling of cavities, tooth extractions and, as is routinely needed by older people, dental bridges and or dental implants. A dentist who works in a mobile dental clinic specializes in older people and is therefore well versed in the procedures that older people generally require.
To find mobile dental care for the aged, ask the care facility or ask people with older parents for recommendations and reviews.