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.
Our dental specialists/ dental surgeon will find out the details of your medical and dental history. He or she will assess the health of your teeth and gums by:
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, our dental specialist/ dental surgeon will schedule for you to make a repeat visit another day for further treatment.
Follow Up Care
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.
|Consultation||$80 – $200|
|Digital x-ray||$160 (if necessary)|
*All fees are subject to 7% 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 if additional best treatment is required. A more detailed estimate of the fees involved can be confirmed after the initial consultation.
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 Medisave.
Our Geriatric Dental Care Team
Specialist Dental Group’s Geriatric Dental Care team comprises of internationally qualified dental specialists/ dentists from the specialty areas of prosthodontics, oral & maxillofacial surgery, and periodontics.
We can usually schedule for you to see our dental specialists/ dentists within 24 hours and depending on your dental condition, it may be possible for you to start treatment on the same day as your initial consultation.
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Qualified Since: 1993
Qualified Since: 1991
Qualified Since: 1990
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.