Geriatric Dentistry
In Melville, Suffolk County, NY

What Is Geriatric Dentistry?

Geriatric dentistry specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions of the elderly population. Elderly patients may experience dental problems due to age-related diseases and functional changes. Dr. Mitchell Shaw, DDS, PLLC, of Restorative & Implant Dentistry of LI, is here to help you find the right dental service for your dental problems!

Happy smiling senior woman with male dentist

Common Dental Problems As We Age

Dental problems commonly faced by older individuals may include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Misaligned dentures
  • Missing teeth
  • Dry mouth
  • Burning tongue
  • Root surface decay
  • Halitosis

As humans age, their body parts tend to decay and weaken at an increasing pace. Teeth are affected by aging and as people age, good oral hygiene can sometimes decline, increasing the possibility of dental problems.

Geriatric Dentistry Services

Geriatric Dentistry includes services such as restorative dentistry, periodontal therapy, and tooth replacement options. Geriatric dentists may perform reconstructive dental procedures that may include:

  • Dentures
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Replacement Fillings

What People Say About Us!

I have been a Patient of Dr. Shaw for over 35 years. He is kind, compassionate, honest, and a truly wonderful Dentist! I have complete confidence in his work. Going to his office is like visiting family. He has the innate ability to make you feel right at home. He is simply the best!

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How Can I Prevent Dental Problems As I Get Older?

While all dental problems and procedures cannot be avoided, geriatric patients are encouraged to continue to practice good oral hygiene which can reduce the need for dental restorations. A dentist will determine which procedures are appropriate for each individual patient.

Schedule A Consultation

To learn more to see if Geriatric Dental services are right for you, contact us today at (631) 271-1522. Our practice serves Melville and the surrounding areas of Suffolk County, NY.

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Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Long Island

Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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