Dr. Alisa Kauffman here to answer questions about oral care for the elderly.
One of the most frequently asked questions is, When is it necessary to call you for a House Call?
I would say that if your mother, your father, your loved one or a patient, has a hard time getting out of the home and they no longer can get to their hygienist for regular visits, then they are in need of a house call. If it’s too much trouble you’re not gonna want to do it very often.
I’m in NYC and i’m willing to make house calls for almost any procedure. I do:
- Second opinions
- Teeth cleanings
- Crown/bridge replacement or repairs
- New partial and complete denture fabrications
- Tighten loose dentures
- Denture repairs
- Drill-free cavity treatment
- Treat broken teeth
- Simple tooth extractions
- Emergency visits
- Guidance and teaching caregivers how to maintain the elderly’s oral health
- Prescribe rinses and medication when necessary
I don’t do wisdom teeth or surgical extractions.
Where Should The Patient Go & What Is Needed?
I’m willing to come to the home. The patient can be in the bed or the recliner. I bring my own light source and everything I could possibly need.
The only thing that I appreciate is paper towels and the caregiver or loved one holding the hand of the patient for me.