One of the things that we are really proud to offer at Dens in Dente is domiciliary emergency dental care services for patients in nursing homes or who are home bound or bedridden. What is domiciliary care? Why is this such a necessary service in Australia? Read on to learn more about special needs dentistry in Australia.
What Is Domiciliary Care?
In Australia, domiciliary care refers to services offered to those with special needs in their place of residence. The purpose of this kind of care is to help those in need to enjoy the best quality of life possible despite challenging circumstances. We hope that our emergency dental services can do just that.
Unfortunately, this is not the case throughout the nation. In fact, the Parliament of Australia released some of the following facts:
- Health card holders who are over the age of 45 are 1.4 times more likely to use dentures and 1.7 times more likely to have no natural teeth.
- Those who are from backgrounds considered disadvantaged are twice as likely to have none of their natural teeth remaining and are more likely to have poor oral health in general.
The reason for these facts is that most can only afford extraction and not the proper dental care services, so teeth end up being pulled when they could have been preserved through restorative procedures. As a result, Australia as a whole is taking a closer look at the dentistry needs of those in special situations throughout the country.
To learn more about the services we offer to those in the Alexandria area, please call us at 02 8399 3661. It is our pleasure to be able to serve the community and help preserve quality of life through providing affordable dental resources.
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