Senior Dentistry

When your teeth aren't what they used to be

The most common dental ailments of elderly patients are root cavities, abraded dentures, enamel cracks, chipping due to abrasion, wedge-shaped defects, TMJ dysfunction, and secondary cavities under old fillings and overhanging edges of crowns. Inflammation caused by prostheses is often present, as well as bruising of the oral mucosa and diseases of the tongue (diabetic tongue, for example, or problems necessitating denture repairs). Elderly patients may also have any number of periodontal diseases, which can lead to loss of teeth if left untreated.

Patients with these symptoms unfortunately don't always go to the dentist while they're still mobile. The elderly can accept subtle or lingering ailments as a normal part of old age, wearing unstable prostheses while adjusting their diets to accommodate them, instead of having the prostheses themselves adjusted. According to a physiological study of sensitivity, the majority of the elderly population is developing a larger tolerance to pain and aches. Different studies of nursing homes have come to the conclusion that many prostheses on the market today are objectively insufficient because patients have subjectively deemed them to be satisfactory.


You can find me at:

Dental Clinic
Dr. Eigenbrodt & Partner

Bergmannstr. 2
10961 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

Phone: +49 30 695 33 010

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