Geriatric Dental Services in Amarillo and surrounding communities
Amarillo now has a dentist that provides care to nursing home residents as one of the many services he offers!
Dr. Clark Damon provides specialized geriatric dental services to adult patients who live in nursing facilities in the Texas Panhandle. We can provide care onsite or arrange transportation to our facility in Amarillo, TX in the hospital district. Our office is designed to be easily accessible patients with disabilities, we have special treatment rooms where dentistry can be done in their own chair with out having to be transported. Your loved one can easily maneuver in our office. Coordination of dental care and transportation is arranged by our office. We work with the social worker at the home and the family so that all parties are on the same page.
Fulfilling a Need
For residents in nursing homes, Dental Care, is commonly neglected or forgotten about by the resident, family, or nursing staff. This along with a sugary diet, abundant snacking, and lack of mobility lead to nursing home residents having the highest dental need group. Finances often are lacking as well.
Dental Care must be maintained throughout life
As we stated above, dental care is a major need among nursing homes. Having dental problems can lead to infections in the jaw, inability to regulate blood sugar levels in diabetic’s with periodontal disease, increased incidences of pneumonia, dental pain, and lack of ability to eat.
Why do nursing home residents have such need for dental care? This is a challenging period of life, there is lack of muscle coordination, lack of proper monitoring for proper oral hygiene, diet is rich in carbohydrates (sugar), and difficulty paying and getting to the dentist on a regular basis.
Personal Care by Experienced Professionals
Dr. Clark Damon has owned offices inside of nursing and retirement homes in Houston, TX since 2011. He has years of experience and thousands of patient experiences that he brings to your consultation. In addition, Dr. Damon has had 1 year of hospital training with his one year of residency training after dental school.
Currently, we have been providing dental care for nursing home residents in the Amarillo area since 2013. Now we are proud to offer a full time and staffed office location where we can provide close and more frequent dental care.
We are comfortable with treating adults with extensive dental problems and extensive medical histories. Dr. Damon and staff know the challenges these patients face on a regular basis.
Dental Care Provided
We provide full comprehensive dental services to nursing home residents. Dental services include:
- Comprehensive exams, X-rays
- Dental Cleanings and deep scale
- FIllings, Crowns, Root Canals
- Extractions, bone removal (alveoplasty, tori removal), Denture Surgeries
- Replacement dentures, partials
- Repair of dentures and relines of dentures