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When is it Necessary to Call a Geriatric House Call Dentist?

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.

 

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