Dentistry for Seniors Pasadena, Texas
Dr. Nugent delivers a variety of dental services for seniors. Many of our senior patients have been coming to this office for decades. Dr. Nugent is only the second dentist at this office in 40 years. Therefore, our office has been able to develop strong relationships with our patients.
Dr. Nugent is very familiar with issues facing senior citizens like root decay, dry mouth, gum disease, and missing teeth. Dr. Nugent has solutions for all of the aforementioned dental problems.
Common Dental Issues Affecting Seniors
There are a variety of oral health conditions which impact seniors that are not commonly present in younger individuals. These include:
- Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) – This is a decrease in saliva flow. Saliva washes away food particles and bacteria. Also, saliva acts to buffer the acid produced by bacteria. If left untreated, dry mouth can result rapid dental decay and an increased risk of periodontal disease.
- Root Decay – Receding gum tissue will result in the exposure of the tooth’s root surface. The root surface lacks the protective enamel layer. Thus, the root surface if softer and more susceptible to decay.
- Gum Disease – Seniors are particularly vulnerable to gum disease due to a variety of factors such as poor diet, poor oral hygiene practices, limited hand dexterity, and a variety of medical conditions. Bacteria causes an inflammation and infection of gum tissue. Gum disease destroys the jawbone and gum tissue support around teeth.
- Missing Teeth – Missing teeth are a common issue affecting seniors. With missing teeth there is an inability to chew food completely that can causes digestive issues.
Please contact our Pasadena Texas Dentist Dr. Nugent today to schedule your appointment. We provide Dentistry for Seniors. We serve patients in Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City and Friendswood. Our office is located at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena Texas. Call us today at 713-941-8261.
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