Many aging and homebound patients need access to a home care dentist in Irvine in order to stay healthy and comfortable, and In-House Dental Care exists to fulfill that need. The elderly population of Southern California is one of the fastest-growing demographics in the nation, and with that growth comes an upswing in the number of people who need house call dental care to receive the routine care they need to stay healthy. Patients in assisted living, hospice care, nursing homes, and elsewhere may have difficulty coming into a dental office for their care, which makes home dental care a necessity.
First and foremost, Dr. Richard A. Nguyen, our geriatric dentist, believes that all patients deserve to be treated with dignity. That’s why he’s a member of both the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Aging In Place Council, organizations that have a strong stance on maintaining quality of life for patients with degenerative disorders. For these patients, leaving their home is prohibitive or impossible, which means their dental care may be neglected. This can lead to discomfort, pain, gum disease, or infection, all of which can have a monumental impact on a patient with compromised health. As a home care dentist serving Irvine and the surrounding areas, Dr. Nguyen brings the dental office to a patient’s front door. Our house call dental care practice brings our mobile unit to patient residences along with the latest dental equipment, and we’re able to perform a variety of routine and advanced dental care right on site. In addition to cleanings and fillings, we can also perform crown placement, denture fittings, extractions, and more.
Numerous studies illustrate a link between gum disease and heart disease, which is why it’s so important for patients to keep up with routine dental care. Heart disease in older patients can be even more devastating than in younger patients, but with preventative care, it can be avoided. Dr. Nguyen is a home care dentist who serves Irvine and other cities in Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties. Call today to make an appointment!