The Golden Age

The older population is especially in need of oral rehabilitation. There are not many other realms in which it is possible to make such an improvement in the quality of life for the Golden Agers as in dental treatments. The years leave their mark on the oral health of the elderly. Naturally, the accumulative load on the mouth, and health problems cause the erosion/destruction of and the loss of teeth.The wrong treatment of these problems will cause the situation to deteriorate, causing serious damage to one’s quality of living.Treating the elderly necessitates even more patience and gentleness than usual.

Professionally, the treatment of the elderly must take additional medical elements intoconsideration, beyond the usual array of considerations, including an in depth investigationof the health condition, and the medication taken on a regular basis. Attention to theseelements leads to the creation of the correct treatment plan for the patient.

 

Dr. Orrelle is known for his patience in general, and especially for the elderly population. His extensive knowledge as an Oral Rehabilitation Specialist allows him to proffer inclusive, appropriate, professional treatment of the highest quality to/for his elderly patients. His volunteer work with golden age patients in the framework of Yad Sarah deepened his acquaintance and sensitivity to this population, and contributed greatly to his acquisition of appropriate tools to properly contend with the difficulties specific to the elderly.

To Summarize

In the treatment of the elderly, all risk factors must be considered seriously. An optimal planthat will serve their needs must be suited to them (not too much, but not too little either).The appropriate treatment will improve their quality of living and bring back their smile anddignity. In our clinic, we strive to provide just such devoted, gentle, and supportivetreatment. To make an appointment to examine your condition, make contact or call 02-6248866.



MAIN DENTAL PROBLEMS THE ELDERLY SUFFER FROM
This common finding develops because of the gum withdrawal, which exposes the roots. The root is not covered with the protective layer of enamel that covers the crown of the tooth, and therefore it is weaker and more vulnerable. A periodic examination can identify sources of decay in the root early, preventing the need of a root canal.
A combination of health conditions, together with taking a lot of medication, causes many elderly to suffer from dryness of the mouth. A dry mouth creates a welcome environment for germs and fungus that cause decay of the teeth and sores under the dentures. Our clinic offers solutions to this problem.
The quality of brushing of the teeth declines, causing difficulty in up-keeping good hygiene. This increases the level of germs and fungus in the mouth. Our clinic stresses the strengthening of hygienic abilities.
Many elderly have old dentures that no longer fit the mouth properly and are instable. The negative influence of this situation on the mouth is seen in repeated recurrence of sores, difficulty chewing, and inferior quality of living.
Even when wanting to receive treatment, many elderly find it difficult to arrive at the dental clinic. Our clinic responds to this need. Elderly who need help and treatment must only call the clinic and we will take care of all the rest, transportation to the clinic, gentle and devoted treatment, and transportation home.
Yes, absolutely!
As one ages, the joys of life become reduced. Part of the joys of life include trips in Israel and abroad, outings to events, and eating out. The physical limitations brought on by age can cause these enjoyments to be vastly reduced or they simply disappear. It becomes difficult even just to attend family events. When you think about it, you can understand that the pleasures of life become much more basic: sitting with a cup of tea with friends, being in the company of grandchildren, watching a good movie, and no less than the others, eating well and enjoying one’s food.
When it is difficult to chew, the quality of living is damaged,
both directly and indirectly.First of all, the enjoyment of eating itself is marred. It just isn’t fun to eat! When eating remains one of the main pleasures of life, the damage to the quality of life is meaningful.
Difficulty in chewing causes additional discomfort. The impaired ability to chew incurs swallowing too large pieces of food, which burdens the stomach and causes difficulties in the bowel movements. The elderly often have a difficult time contending with different illnesses as it is, and the addition of this burden is a meaningful one.

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