The primary goal of Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center is to empower seniors to care for and maintain their oral health. Through education and preventive dental services, the Senior Dental Center aims to lessen the progression of the disease before it becomes more painful, complicated and costly.
The Senior Dental Center team specializes in geriatric dental services, providing minimally invasive, age-appropriate oral care.
In order to provide the best quality of life for seniors, they are proud to offer high-end treatment of the problems that affect seniors the most: dental crowns, extractions and dentures.
The center is proud to offer same day treatment for dental crowns, which can traditionally take two or more appointments and over two weeks. CEREC technology not only speeds up the treatment process, but also protects the tooth as ceramic crowns require less cutting.
Dentures are offered with options tailored specifically to the patient. Whether all or a few teeth are missing, the center provides full or partial dentures to ensure patients can chew and talk painlessly and confidently.
Overall health is seriously affected by oral health for all ages, but especially for the elderly. People with chronic conditions like heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease. Additionally, many medications cause side effects such as dry mouth, which can lead to more cavities, due to decreased saliva flow. If diagnosed early, patients can avoid the negative effects of pain, inflammation, bad breath, chewing difficulties, and tooth loss.
For these reasons, it is important to see a dentist twice a year to ensure that the mouth is healthy. Routine check-ups and cleanings help spot cavities and potential problems at an early stage, avoiding the need for more extensive and costly procedures.
The Senior Dental Center is intentional in making these treatments available to seniors. Even without insurance, patients can take advantage of the Senior Dental Center Discount Plan, a discounted plan that provides those without dental coverage access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Payment plans are also offered to eligible patients, to ensure that all seniors can find the treatment that meets their needs and budget.
The Senior Dental Center has prioritized and reinforced its safety protocols in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safety of their patients during the pandemic.
Dr. Karen Becerra Pengaos, DDS, MPH contributes, “Oral health and other chronic medical and social issues are not waiting for the pandemic to pass. And we’re not waiting either. Through the power of teledentistry and telehealth, we do everything we can to improve the lives of seniors in the communities we serve. Through all of these efforts, we help our patients and our community strike the right balance between safety and access to care.
Call 760-280-2270 or visit their website, www.seniordentalnc.com, to schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one today.
The Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center North County is located at 1706 Descanso Ave. Suite A in San Marcos, California.