In the past, tooth loss was a natural part of aging. Fortunately, modern dentistry makes it possible for you to achieve and maintain a healthy smile at any stage in your life. Dr. Rohinton Patel offers specialized geriatric dentistry services at our Honolulu dental office focused on the specific needs of seniors. Dr. Patel is adept at helping seniors achieve healthy teeth and gums, and offers accommodations such as sedation dentistry to make long sessions in the dentist's chair as comfortable as possible. To learn more about how we can help you experience excellent oral health, please contact us today.
Rebuilding a Healthy Smile
Oral health is often considered a very distinct indicator of overall health. It is no coincidence that as dentistry has become more advanced, life expectancy has increased worldwide. However, in the later stages of life, our teeth and gums have been through a lot. Some have used tobacco at some point in their lives, or had periods in which oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing were not performed on a regular basis. Dr. Patel offers the very latest in restorative treatments, such as dental implants, to help you achieve a healthy state-of-mouth regardless of your dental health history. He also offers a full-mouth construction procedure that is specifically tailored to each patient's individual needs. A patient can enter our office with gum disease, missing teeth, and teeth that require extraction. Dr. Patel can then combine any number of necessary treatments to effectively restore the health, balance, function and appearance of your smile.
Treating the Needs of Seniors
Seniors are especially prone to several specific oral health issues, including mucosal lesions, oral cancer, dry mouth, and root caries. Dr. Patel treats many senior patients, and takes care to tailor checkups and other treatments to their special needs. He uses advanced diagnostic tools, including digital x-rays, to identify these dental health conditions, which are not necessarily apparent to the naked eye. If you suffer with arthritis or other conditions that make sitting for long periods of time uncomfortable, he offers a range of sedation dentistry options to maintain your comfort throughout treatment. It is our sincere belief that patients of all ages deserve to experience the benefits of healthy teeth and gums, as well as a beautiful-looking smile. Dr. Patel can help you achieve an outstanding state-of-mouth in your golden years, so you can concentrate on enjoying the simple pleasures of speaking, eating, and smiling with complete confidence.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Patel Today
Dr. Patel and our caring staff take the time to learn about our patients, answer questions, and explain options for treatment. We can provide personalized care and maintenance instructions to help maximize the effectiveness of your home dental care routine and ensure a healthy, beautiful smile for life. If you have any questions, contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel. We look forward to meeting you!