Sensitivity to Drugs in Dentistry

Aging and Dental Health Concerns:  Dental conditions associated with aging include dry mouth (xerostomia), root and coronal caries, and periodontitis; patients may show increased sensitivity to drugs used in dentistry, including local anesthetics and analgesics. Be sure to discuss with your dentist. Anchorage Project Access offers donated dental services for those in need. Call 907.743.6600 …

Communication & Dental Care

Aging and Dental Health Concerns:  Potential physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments associated with aging may make home oral health care and patient education/communications challenging. Effective communication and patient education are crucial in promoting oral health. Cognitive impairments may hinder an individual’s ability to understand instructions, remember oral care routines, or communicate dental issues to healthcare providers. …

Medications & Dental Care

Aging and Dental Health Concerns: Older adults may regularly use several prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, making them more vulnerable to medication errors, drug interactions or adverse drug reactions. Be sure to disclose any medications you are taking with your dentist for any procedures. Anchorage Project Access offers donated dental services for those in need. Call …

Dental Care

Aging and Dental Health Concerns: Although better than in years past, the typical aging patient’s baseline health state can be complicated by comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes mellitus) and physiologic changes associated with aging these changes can impact overall health including dental care. Anchorage Project Access offers donated dental services for those in need. Call …