Disabled dentistry

Disabled dentistry
Wed Oct 24, 2018 19:29 PM
My wife has advanced MS and hasn't been to the dentist for some years, she recently managed to lose her bottom dentures in spite of my vigilance and having rescued them several times in the past.

I was wondering what facilities are available, she has trouble sitting still long enough to get a haircut so no chance of staying still long enough for the dentist so would need sedating, she had a regular private dentist for many years but not sure if they would be prepared to treat her now.

So if anyone has any experience of this I'd like to hear it.

Thanks
Re: Disabled dentistry
Wed Nov 14, 2018 17:00 PM

Dddavid originally posted: My wife has advanced MS and hasn't been to the dentist for some years, she recently managed to lose her bottom dentures in spite of my vigilance and having rescued them several times in the past.

I was wondering what facilities are available, she has trouble sitting still long enough to get a haircut so no chance of staying still long enough for the dentist so would need sedating, she had a regular private dentist for many years but not sure if they would be prepared to treat her now.

So if anyone has any experience of this I'd like to hear it.

Thanks


Hello, My name is Claire and I work for Carers First.

I'm not sure where abouts you are, but I'm in Essex and I know locally there is a Community Dentist. I'm sure your wife would qualify for a community visit if you had a similar service. I would hope they would have the experience of dealing with such difficulties and know how to work round it.

Sorry I don't have more specific information.

Good luck in trying to get it sorted ……. do let us know how you get on.
Re: Disabled dentistry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 09:36 AM
Well, my uncle is going for the same treatment to dentist Redondo Beach at http://newsmilesdentistry.com/ . He is very good at what he does and I am sure this treatment is going to be superb. I will still share all the details here and I will also ask him about this.
Re: Disabled dentistry
Wed Jan 16, 2019 18:40 PM

Matheno18 originally posted: Well, my uncle is going for the same treatment to dentist Redondo Beach at http://newsmilesdentistry.com/ . He is very good at what he does and I am sure this treatment is going to be superb. I will still share all the details here and I will also ask him about this.


Thank you for this link, its great to get advice from fellow Carers with experience. David will hopefully see this and maybe share what he has found local to him as well.
Ellen at CarersFIRST