If you have an elderly parent, you know all too well the challenges you face daily in making sure they are well cared for in their golden years. There may be memory and mood issues to contend with as well as struggles with communication and even mobility. At times, elderly individuals – especially those with dementia – may become uncooperative or even outright combative.
Now imagine a dental issue causing your parent significant pain. Maybe they can communicate it to you but perhaps they can’t. This situation will inevitably affect your parent’s ability to eat and drink comfortably and it needs to be addressed.
What can you do? Your precious parent needs dental care but dentists don’t make house calls. Or do they?
OnSite Dental DFW exists to make one challenge of caregiving easier – dental care. OnSite Dental DFW founder Dr. Brandon Treviño has dedicated a large portion of his dental practice to the care of the senior population.
Gary is the primary caregiver of his mother Shirley. “My mom is 89 and she can be a bit of a tough customer,” admitted Gary. “She upsets and frightens easily.” Shirley still has most of her own teeth but was experiencing some issues with missing teeth that made eating and drinking comfortably a challenge.
Gary was willing to do whatever it took to make sure his mom was comfortable but they were hoping to avoid needing to resort to dentures. Enter Dr. Treviño and OnSite Dental DFW.
“Mom’s fear could have made it challenging to accomplish all the dental work she needed to have done,” Gary admitted. “But Dr. Treviño and his assistant both treated her so gently and lovingly that she felt completely at ease. They came up with a custom dental plan using a retainer, bridges and a crown that allowed her to keep the teeth she had and to avoid dentures. Now she can smile and eat and chew comfortably.”
Comprehensive OnSite Dental Care
If people are surprised to find this type of service exists, they are even more surprised to find out just how comprehensive the care is. In the comfort of your own setting, OnSite Dental DFW can provide:
- Routine cleanings and deep cleanings
- Dentures and partial dentures
- No-adhesive lower dentures
- Denture repairs
- Dental implants
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Root canals
- Oral cancer screenings
- Low-radiation digital x-rays
How Does OnSite Dentistry Work?
At OnSite Dental DFW, we bring the dental appointment to you! We treat all seniors, regardless of their health status. And the best part? We bring everything needed to them – in the comfort of their own surroundings. Whether the patient lives in their personal residence, an assisted-living or memory care community, OnSite Dental is fully mobile and equipped for any dental need, whether it be routine cleanings or comprehensive treatments, including extractions.
The equipment is compact and the need for space and additional lighting is minimal. A sink and an electrical outlet are all that’s required. X-rays are digital, which allows Dr. T to immediately diagnose any issues and quickly address the problem.
How to Get Started
Getting started with OnSite Dental DFW is easy. Just contact us here and we’ll be in touch shortly.