The American Dental Association reports “lack of time” and “difficulty traveling to a dentist” as barriers to adults getting the routine care they need to be healthy. Almost 29% of younger adults aged 18 to 34 cited not having enough time to see the dentist as a top barrier (versus 14% for all adults surveyed, aged 18 to 65 and older). Kings Dental understands you have competing work, family, and social commitments. Let’s help you make oral health a top priority.
Open on Saturdays
Your dentist open on Saturday in Garland Texas, Dr. Vidya Suri, prioritizes convenience by offering appointment times outside of conventional work hours. Dr. Suri is also available for extended appointments; she and her team are happy to be a dentist open in the evenings in the Mesquite area. As a Garland family dentist, Dr. Suri and her team coordinate care. So, you and your child or you and your senior parent can have back-to-back appointments. That way, you don’t have to struggle with traffic, fuel costs, or arranging transportation for return trips.
Medicaid dental care
In the same American Dental Association survey, among all adults on Medicaid, around 50% cited cost, nearly 36% cited “inability to find a dentist that accepts Medicaid,” and 20% mentioned “inability to easily travel to the dentist” as the top reasons they’re forgoing dental care. Dr. Suri is also your Medicaid dentist serving Mesquite and the region. She and her team are experienced with navigating Medicaid and many other insurance programs, and help to secure all the benefits due to you. Did you know, for example, that you or a Medicaid-insured loved may be eligible for free transportation to and from dental visits? Transportation may also be available for access to other “covered services,” such as trips to and from the pharmacy to fill prescriptions, or to and from labs for diagnostics.
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Benefits of routine dental care
Over the long haul, consistent routine visits – usually at 6-month intervals – save you and your family members money and the time that is often compared to money (time is money). The American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute also found that the number one reason adults aged 65 and older don’t plan to visit the dentist this year is due to “having dentures/no teeth.” This is problematic for a couple of reasons:
- One, these respondents could have avoided dentures and losing their natural teeth if they had established Kings Dental as their “oral health home.” Identifying and addressing problems early is the best way to “save” natural teeth, and there is nothing quite as functional or attractive-looking as a tooth that developed with you.
- Two, having dentures doesn’t mean you can go on autopilot with professional cleanings and check-ups at the dentist’s office. Your dentist needs to visit with you at least every 6 months to make sure that dentures still fit properly. Over time, jaw bone shrinks and facial shape changes. These changes cause the denture to not fit as snugly as it once did, which leads to embarrassing slippage, and can affect your ability to chew food or speak. Your nutrition and quality of life suffers. If it has been a while since you or a relative or friend have had your dentures checked for fit, you may need to have them repaired, adjusted, relined, or you may due for a replacement.
Regardless of your age, the longer you go without visiting the dentist, the worse dental issues can become.
- Untreated tooth decay can lead to a serious infection known as a dental abscess
- Untreated gum disease can also give rise to recurrent gum abscesses
- Infections that spread to other parts of the face and other parts of the body may require emergency care and hospitalization
If teeth and gums are treated early enough, however, little more than adjustments to routine home hygiene may be required. You avoid the additional time, costs, and trauma associated with progressive conditions such as decay and gum disease.
Kings Dental truly understands that quality care shouldn’t cost a fortune in terms of both your time and money. Every effort has been made to work within patients’ busy schedules and budgets. Experience this patient-centric care for yourself. Schedule an appointment at the Garland TX office – weekends, evenings, or otherwise – by calling (214) 703-6900.