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Keep things peachy in your golden years
It is important to give extra care and attention to your oral health if you want them to stay healthy in your later years. Elderly patients suffer from higher rates of gum disease, dental decay, oral cancer, mouth infections, and tooth loss. The good news is that many of these dental conditions are preventable and far from inevitable.
At Specialist Dental Group, our multi-disciplinary team of dental specialists, dental surgeons and dental assistants are experienced in treating and caring for elderly patients with geriatric conditions such as dementia or previous stroke with debilitating disabilities.
What is geriatric dentistry?
Geriatric dentistry focuses on the dental needs of elderly patients above the age of 65, suffering from physical and functional limitations.
Here’s what you can expect during the visit
Our dental specialists/ dental surgeons will find out the details of your medical and dental history. He or she will assess the health of your teeth and gums by:
Examining the gums
Looking for signs of gum disease
Checking for loose teeth
Looking at the tissues inside your mouth
Examining your tongue
Checking your bite
Looking for visual evidence of tooth decay
Checking for broken teeth
Checking for damaged fillings
Looking for changes in the gums covering teeth
Checking the contact between your teeth
Consultation and treatment (if necessary) should be completed within 30 minutes. Sometimes, where complicated treatment may be required, the process may take a longer time. If your schedule does not allow it, our dental specialist/ dental surgeon will schedule for you to make a repeat visit on another day for further treatment.
Besides the 6-monthly dental check-up, you should have a good home care regime to maintain healthy teeth and gums in-between dental visits. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day or after each meal to remove plaque build-up. Include foods that are good for your teeth like fruits and vegetables, whole grains and dairy products like cheese and milk into your diet.
Geriatric dentistry fees
Wondering if Medisave can be used for this procedure?
Medisave does not apply to dental check-ups. However, depending on the diagnosis, certain surgical components of dental treatment may be covered under Medisave.
For more details on Medisave coverage, please visit our Medisave Page.
|Consultation & Examination||$80 – $200|
|Digital x-ray||$160 (if necessary)|
*All fees are subject to prevailing Singapore Goods and Services Tax.
*All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as you would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option for you. A more detailed estimate of the fees involved can be confirmed after the initial consultation.
Accessibility with you in mind
Our clinics at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre are specially designed to treat patients with mobility issues and/or are wheel-chair bound.
There are wide corridors for the easy access of wheelchairs and patient lift hoist to support wheelchair patients.
Meet our dental specialists & dentists
Our fully trained team is dedicated to keeping timely and painless care of your teeth.
Dr Steven Soo
Dr Helena Lee
Dr Daylene Leong
Dr Ben Wang
Dr Tan Kian Meng
Dr Ho Kok Sen
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr Edwin Tan
Dr Neo Tee Khin
Dr Ansgar C. Cheng
Hong Kong, USA
All about your smile
Frequently asked questions
What are some of the most common dental problems in elderly patients?
- Darkened teeth
- Periodontal (gum disease)
- Tooth decay
- Oral sores
- Receding gums
- Xerostomia (dry mouth)
- Tooth loss
How often should elderly patients get dental care check-ups?
Seniors are recommended to go for a routine dental check-up twice a year. However, those who suffer from dental issues may require more frequent visits.
If you or your loved ones have gum disease, you may need to see your dental specialist every two to three months.
Routine dental check-ups help to prevent common dental problems and treat dental issues in a timely manner before it worsens.