The Care that you Need...by People that you Trust.
J.Thomas Russell DDS
1030 Xenia Avenue,Yellow Springs, Ohio
Call: (937) 767-7731
How to Find the Right Dentist for You
For the past twelve years Yellow Springs Dental Care has provided dental care for many Long Term Care Facility patients.
Now, we have extended our dental outreach efforts by offering:
- in-house dental evaluations
- dental care follow-ups
under our Brand Name, RESIDENTISTRY. We are a convenient source of Nursing Home and Long term Care facility Dentistry.
Patients enter a nursing home when the life-circumstances require more than a family can provide.
Moving into the care facility is always a difficult and emotional time- and dental problems are deferred. And usually the new patient’s diminished oral hygiene is an early symptom of their need. But oral hygiene can prevent pneumonia and heart attacks.
One of the Quirks of our current Health Care System is that dental care is not covered under Medicare. We have addressed this in our FaceBook page, Put Teeth Into Medicare—and we invite you to become a member: http://www.facebook.com/groups/43842024874/
So the New Resident usually enters the Care Facility with an accumulation of unmet dental problems. And often there is a period of confusion that further delays dental attention.
The nursing home short hand phrase of “OBRA’87” refers to the required services and standards established for nursing care residents. One of the requirements is an early dental assessment of the oral condition of the new resident.
Minor lapses in oral hygiene become major health threats in the nursing home setting. Neglected Mouths can become germ incubators that promote lung aspiration and circulation of inflammation that can lodge in the heart.
Pneumonia and heart attacks are the two most often cited causes of death in the nursing home setting.
Call us If you have a loved one in a care setting that you want to protect. Call 937.767.7731