I want to talk about Parkinson’s disease and how it can affect your dental care. Nearly half of all people with Parkinson’s have trouble with their daily oral hygiene because of symptoms like rigidity and tremors. These symptoms can also make going to the dentist more difficult and uncomfortable for you.
I understand that it’s challenging and unsafe to perform dental procedures when there are uncontrolled tremors. Using drills and sharp instruments becomes harder when the target is moving. It’s also tough for you to sit in the dental chair or keep your mouth open for long periods. Swallowing difficulties can be a concern too.
To provide you with the best care, we offer IV Sedation to help you feel more comfortable during treatment. If possible, we’ll try to complete all necessary dental procedures in one visit.
I follow all the necessary medical precautions and ensure there are no adverse effects from tremors or muscle rigidity. We also take care to avoid any interactions with your medications. When booking your appointment, we schedule it at the time of day when your medications have the best effects.
We’re here to provide you with comprehensive and compassionate care. If you have any questions or specific needs, don’t hesitate to talk to us. Together, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique requirements. Your health is in good hands.