When he observed his 84-year-old father unable to access quality dental care, Dr. Richard Nguyen, DMD began to have some idea of what he could do to help. With the seed of an idea in mind, he spoke with his sister, a geriatric physician, and they both came to the same conclusion: access to a dentist house call is necessary for many elderly and homebound patients, but there weren’t many options serving Southern California. Dr. Nguyen decided to remedy that by starting In-House Dental Care.
In Home Dental Care You Can Trust
Our elderly population has a number of special needs, ranging from mobility issues to degenerative cognitive disease, and these needs can make it difficult or impossible to get to an office so they can get the care they need. When patients are dealing with conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and dementia, keeping them comfortable and preventing unneeded stress becomes the top priority. Dental health is essential for overall health — numerous studies link gum disease with heart disease — but stress impacts health, as well. In order to receive complete and effective care, a dentist house call is often best for both patients and caretakers.
The best way Dr. Nguyen could think of to serve his patients was to ensure that they always have access to quality dental care, no matter where in Southern California they’re located or what their circumstance. He’s made his practice mobile and flexible enough to serve patients in:
- Independent living
- Assisted living
- Nursing homes
- Full-time care
- Even those in hospice
There’s no reason why a homebound patient should have to forego proper treatment or live with discomfort, and mobile dentistry makes access possible.
Quality of life is of the utmost importance for the aging population, and tooth pain, decay, and discomfort can greatly affect that quality. Study after study indicates that gum disease and overall dental health are directly tied to other illnesses, like heart disease, which are all the more important to pay attention to in older patients who can be adversely affected. In-House Dental Care and Dr. Richard Nguyen, DMD bring all of the technology and convenience of a modern dental office to a patient’s home to perform procedures like cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, and denture fittings, all of which can help improve a patient’s wellbeing and overall health.
If you have questions as a patient or caretaker, Dr. Nguyen is always happy to answer. He proudly serves cities throughout Southern California. Contact us today to see if we provide care to your area!