Complex Medical Conditions & Diseases
Patients who suffer from complex medical conditions and diseases such as Cardiovascular disease; Diabetes; Thyroid conditions; Dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis, require additional medical attention and care prior to receiving their dental treatments.
As Prosthodontists, Drs. Scruggs and Molina have the advanced education, training and experience to work closely with medical providers throughout the patients’ dental treatment. As a result, it insures the optimal oral health for the patient without compromising their existing medical condition.
It is also important to note that Xerostomia, better known as dry mouth, can be detrimental towards the prevention of caries (cavities) as well as the optimal denture success. Dryness can be a result of a systemic syndrome or related to medications used for treatments of other systemic disorders.
Patients who experience consistent dry mouth or any other questionable symptoms are recommended to contact their medical physician or Prosthodontist for a consultation.