Geriatric Dentistry from Dentistry of Bethesda

As a dentist with lots of experience working with special needs patients, Dr. Spencer Hornstein understands the unique needs of older individuals. Oral health issues associated with the normal aging process require special attention, and geriatric patients might need to receive dental care in an office equipped to provide wheelchair access and other similar provisions. Dentistry of Bethesda fits the bill, offering geriatric dentistry services that take your needs to heart.

Oral Health Issues for Geriatric Patients

The oral health issues commonly faced by older individuals include periodontal disease, ill-fitting dentures, root damage, and missing teeth. Dr. Hornstein provides care for all of these issues, including comprehensive restorative dentistry services such as dental fillings, periodontal therapy, endodontics, and tooth replacement options. Because older patients require such a wide range of care options, Dentistry of Bethesda provides an excellent place to receive your geriatric dentistry care—Dr. Hornstein and his team offer a number of specialty care options, allowing you to see one dentist for every need. We rarely refer patients to other practices.

Geriatric Patients with Special Needs

Older patients often require special attention because of non-dental health problems as well. If you use a wheelchair, we offer operatories equipped with movable dental chairs. Typically, dental chairs are bolted to the floor. Ours can be moved, allowing you to stay in your wheelchair while receiving your treatments if transferring to the dental chair is not an option. Senior patients often experience health problems as a natural byproduct of aging, and Dr. Hornstein is equipped to handle any health situation. He can provide optimal dental care to patients with chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s, or lupus, as well as stroke victims, paraplegics, and quadriplegics. Treating patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is another specialty of Dr. Hornstein’s, and he treats every patient who comes into his office with the same level of dignity and respect.

If you are an older patient in need of dental care, we encourage you to consider Dentistry of Bethesda. We want you to receive care from someone who understands your needs and believes that you can have optimal oral health throughout your entire life.

Experience the Difference

Dentistry of Bethesda provides compassionate, personalized dental care for all members of your family, including those with special needs. Contact Bethesda dentist Dr. Spencer Hornstein today at (301) 530-2700 to schedule your consultation. We happily treat patients from Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and the surrounding areas.