Dr. Matthew Lackney, DMD of Cincinnati, Ohio Provides Dental Care for Seniors
As part of a contribution to his community in Cincinnati, OH, Dr. Matthew Lackney visits local nursing homes to provide seniors with dental care. This is an important service, as seniors require extra care to counter the effects of aging on oral health. The elderly face a special set of challenges when it comes to their teeth and gums, and unfortunately, many seniors don’t always get the care they need. Dr. Lackney personally seeks to remedy this during these visits. There are specific symptoms to be on alert for if you’re a senior or if you care for an elderly friend or loved one.
Wearing partial or full dentures is a reality for many seniors. And while dentures are necessary and beneficial in many ways, they can cause problems if they’re improperly fitted or worn. Denture-Induced Stomatitis is the buildup of the fungus Candida albicans which can cause an infection that can result in irritation and inflammation around the gums. Gum disease can also be caused or worsened as a result of ill-fitting dentures. Even a diminished sense of taste can be the result of dentures, which can reduce the quality of life for the elderly.
Tooth loss that may occur as we age is preventable by taking care to reduce the risk of gum disease, root decay and tooth rot, which can be prevented through consistent dental hygiene. The loss of a tooth or teeth, if left uncorrected, can result in an uneven jaw and difficulty ingesting food and medication, which can lead to greater health problems.
For Dr. Matthew Lackney, a dental check up, especially for the elderly, means more than examining the teeth and gums. Signs of oral cancer, infections, ulcers and temporomandibular problems are sought through examination of the neck and jaw, the tongue, soft and hard pallet, and the salivary glands.
A complete and comprehensive oral examination is the standard for Dr. Matthew Lackney of Cincinnati, whether at his office, or when providing special visits for those in need. To experience this level of comprehensive dental care and ensure the health of your smile, visit Dr. Matthew Lackney, DMD’s website http://www.mariemontdentistry.com or call 513-271-1034 to schedule an appointment.