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Dentistry for Seniors

Reliable Dentistry for Seniors in Clarksville, TN

Senior couple sitting on grass together relaxingOur dental needs change at every stage of life, and this is no different for seniors. Moving into your golden years can bring up new concerns, but with consistent, attentive dental care, you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come. At Clarksville Family Dentistry, Dr. Sunil Arunagiri provides quality dental care to seniors throughout Sango, TN,  Rossview, TN, Woodridge Estates, and the surrounding Clarksville, TN, communities.

Whether you are dealing with tooth loss, gum disease, or simply looking for care to protect your smile, our dentist and his team are committed to helping you protect your oral health. We put our skills toward your care with patience and compassion, careful to listen and work with you to find the right treatment.

For dental care you can depend on, contact our office and schedule your visit today!


What Kind of Dental Care Do Seniors Need?

Many of your dental needs will be the same through your adult and senior years. You’ll want to receive regular cleanings and exams to protect teeth from decay and to help catch any problems in the early stages.

smiling senior woman sitting in dental chair awaiting treatmentAs we age, our bodies become more vulnerable to infection and disease. Our motor skills may decline, making it harder to provide effective daily care for our teeth. Furthermore, certain medications may weaken your immune system and have other consequences for your oral health.

Dr. Arunagiri will take the time to discuss any life changes, such as illness or new medication, that could impact your oral health. He’ll work with you to come up with a solid plan based on your needs, which might include dedicated at-home care, more frequent dental exams, or targeted treatments.

Dental Services for Seniors

Like adults, seniors have a wide array of treatment options when they visit us for their dental care. We offer solutions for protecting, restoring, and enhancing your smile as needed. Each treatment is personalized to your specific needs, and we strive to preserve as much of your natural smile as we can with every service we offer.

As a senior, you may benefit from any of the following treatments:

Is Tooth Loss Preventable?

senior african american man teaching grandchildren how to brush teeth at homeMany people assume that tooth loss is a natural part of aging. However, the number one cause of tooth loss (regardless of age) is not aging itself, but gum disease. Because of changing health and life circumstances, seniors may be more prone to gum disease than younger adults, which can put them at higher risk for tooth loss.

Jawbone thinning, which also occurs with aging, can make the problem worse. When combined, it puts seniors at a higher risk for tooth loss. However, tooth loss is not inevitable, and many seniors can continue to enjoy their healthy teeth throughout their lifetime.

7 Important Steps to Help Prevent Tooth Loss

While it may be impossible to prevent tooth loss completely, there are several things you can do to help ensure that your teeth are receiving the right level of care to stay healthy. These simple steps can help you protect your smile.

  1. Brush thoroughly for two minutes, twice a day.
  2. Floss well between teeth to reduce the risk of gum disease.
  3. Avoid smoking and tobacco use.
  4. Limit your intake of alcohol.
  5. Visit the dentist at least every six months.
  6. Drink water regularly to avoid dry mouth.
  7. Discuss any new medications with the dentist.

What Do I Do if I’ve Lost Teeth?

senior male patient looking at dental x-ray while seating in dental chairSometimes, you may lose a tooth to gum disease, or it may need extracting due to damage or decay. Thanks to advances in dental care, you have several options when it comes to replacing teeth. We provide tooth replacement through bridges, full dentures, partial dentures, and dental implants, all delivered in our office by our reliable and compassionate team.

To find out which option is right for you, Dr. Arunagiri will take the time to sit and discuss your needs and goals with you. We’ll explain each treatment option in detail and take the time to answer your questions so that you can make a confident, informed decision about your oral health.

Careful Extractions to Preserve Your Smile

If a tooth is too damaged or decayed to repair, Dr. Arunagiri offers tooth extractions to remove it carefully and cleanly. He takes exceptional care to make sure that the process is safe and as comfortable as possible thanks to local anesthetic. We also offer nitrous oxide to help you feel relaxed during treatment.

Enjoy a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles!

Your golden years should be rich and fulfilling, and having a healthy smile is essential to your quality of life. At Clarksville Family Dentistry, we’re committed to providing the right level of care to help you enjoy your smile your whole life long. We support patients on Cigna-HealthSpring and many types of insurance, and we always strive to offer affordable dental care.

Be proactive about your smile! Contact our office and get the care you need today!


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