Medically Compromised Patients & Geriatric Dentistry
Dental Treatment for Medically Compromised Patients and Geriatric Dental Care in Burke, VA
Medically Compromised and Elderly patients often have a difficult time receiving dental treatment. This could be due to their current medical conditions, comorbidities, anxiety, or just the length of time needed for dental treatment. Sitting in a dental chair for over an hour may not be an option for our elderly loved ones. Sedation dentistry may be the best way for them to receive the treatment they deserve.
As we age, so do our teeth. Weak teeth can lead to problems with our smile, that can leave us self-conscious about smiling in front of others, or problems with our teeth’s function, which can make it difficult for us to eat. On top of just our dental concerns, dental conditions that are left untreated can easily spread to other areas of the body and affect body functions, including the heart. Recent studies are continually proving the relationship between the health of our teeth and gums to the health of our heart. Individuals with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease as those who don’t and are also at an increased risk of having a stroke.
If you or your loved one is medically compromised or elderly and needs dental treatment but have a difficulty receiving treatment, then dental sedation may be the best option. The side effects of sedation and its associated risks when other conditions are increased when it is used for elderly patients. So sedation dentistry should be performed by a qualified medical or dental Anesthesiologist who has adequate training in handling any type of complications. At NOVA Dental Anesthesia, we have a state-of-the-art dental facility and multiple anesthesiologists to ensure that your loved one is in best hands throughout their care with us.
At NOVA Dental Anesthesia, we have 2 in-house, hospital-trained, anesthesiologists who are able to provide anesthesia and dental services to our elderly population who have, but not limited to, the following conditions:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Mental Challenges
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cancer, and many others.
We are able to full scope dentistry for our patients that include:
- Root Canals
- Crowns and Fillings
- Implants and Implant-Supported Dentures
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Full Mouth Restorations and much more!
Schedule a consultation with us today to see how we can enhance you or your loved one’s smile, while making it a safe, exciting and enjoyable experience in the process!