Finding an experienced home care dentist in Encinitas can be a challenge. There aren’t that many dentists who expand their practice to include mobile dentistry, a fact that took Dr. Richard A. Nguyen aback when he tried to find a house call dentist for his own aging father. In his time practicing general dentistry, Dr. Nguyen saw a need for a home care dentist serving geriatric patients in Southern California and he took up the mantle. Our mobile practice, In-House Dental Care, now serves homebound patients in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.
Obtaining routine dental care is essential to maintaining good health and a good quality of life. For patients living with cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, it can be difficult or impossible to make it into an office for regular cleanings. Dr. Nguyen brings his practice to a patient’s front door, setting up in their home and providing both basic and advanced dental procedures including cleanings, fillings, crowns, denture fittings, extractions, and more. By acting as a home care dentist for patients in the Encinitas area, he’s able to bring quality care and the latest dental technology to patients who would otherwise lack access. It’s so important to maintain a regular schedule for cleanings and treatment, especially given the direct link between gum disease and heart disease uncovered by numerous studies. For people of advanced age with compromised health, even something as simple as a cold can quickly create complications, so heart disease is certainly best avoided. A house call dentist ensures people can get the care they need no matter the state of their health or where they live.
Our mobile practice is able to see patients residing in independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, or hospice care. If you or someone you care for needs reliable access to a home care dentist in Encinitas or the surrounding San Diego cities, you can call on us to set up an appointment. Have questions? Please feel free to ask! You can send us an email using our online contact form.