Care Pairing with Specialists in Phoenix, AZ
When you’re looking for dental care that fits your needs, it is important to find a dentist who understands how to treat patients with certain medical conditions and diseases. Whether you are pregnant, have cancer, or suffer from a chronic condition like diabetes, the team at Singh Smile Care will make sure you get the oral health care you require. The high-quality care we provide works toward enhancing the overall health of patients with ongoing medical conditions.
Care Pairing with Specialists
Your dental care should complement and enhance other medical treatment that you’re receiving. If you have a pre-existing condition, Dr. Singh will consult with your primary care physicians and modify treatment as needed. If you take special medications, we will discuss the impact these may have on your oral health and make the necessary adjustments.
The Mouth-Body Connection
Your oral health can have a significant impact on your general well-being. We work actively with you and your doctors to ensure that you get the care that will best safeguard your overall health. If you have poor dental health, it can negatively affect your whole body. Dr. Singh understands this important connection and will make sure that both your oral and general health care are protected.
Different medical conditions present the need to provide dental care that takes your unique dental health needs into account. Dr. Singh has the expertise necessary to ensure that the treatment we provide works to improve both.
For instance, it is more likely for patients with diabetes to develop gum disease because they are prone to bacterial infection. But diabetic patients also have a diminished ability to fight bacteria that cause gum disease. This connection goes both ways, as serious gum disease also has the potential to impact the patient’s blood glucose control, contributing to the progression of diabetes.
Patients battling cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy also have their own specific oral health care needs. A common side effect of both treatments is dry mouth. This poses a problem because saliva is necessary to neutralize acid on our teeth, which in turn helps to prevent tooth decay and decrease the risk of gum disease. It is very important to have a dental cleaning and exam before starting chemotherapy or radiation because many oral health problems can be avoided if your teeth and gums are healthy. Your dentist is an important part of your cancer treatment team, and Dr. Singh will communicate with your physician regularly.
Special Care for Our Pregnant Patients
Pregnant women experience hormonal changes that make them more susceptible to developing gum disease. Gum disease can potentially impact your overall health, as well as the health of your baby. If you know you are going to become pregnant, Dr. Singh will recommend a dental cleaning and exam to evaluate your oral health and address problems before you become pregnant. If you are already pregnant, Dr. Singh will consult with your doctor to determine which medications you are taking so that we can treat you properly to protect your oral health.
Please Contact Us to Discuss Your Condition and How We Can Help
We are partners in your dental care, and we know that the state of your health is very personal. The professional team at our Phoenix dentist office will talk to you about your treatment and answer any questions you have. We’re here for you every step of the way. Please contact us so that we can arrange a consultation to review your medical situation and make appropriate recommendations for your oral health care.