Geriatric Dentistry/ Nursing Home Visit

At the Healthy Smile Centre, we understand the diffulties involved with bringing the elderly to the surgery for an examination and hygiene maintenance. After caring for many elderly patients we appreciate that family members go through a lot of pressure to try and do what is right for their parents, grandparents or other family members.

At the Healthy Smile Centre, we are experienced in dealing with special needs and geriatric dentistry, and so offer our services to come to the nursing home to provide dental work which can be done out of our surgeries. If more extensive or complicated work is required, we will advise family members and organise to complete treatment in our wheelchair accessible surgery rooms.

Treatment goals for the elderly are different to those who are young, and care must be modified accordingly. Minimal intervention and self preservation are keys to providing effective dental treatment for those who can not look after themselves.