One of the things that sets Dr. Ken Siegel apart from other dentists in the Philadelphia area is his emphasis on senior dentistry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Siegel applies his acquired wisdom to recognizing and overcoming the challenges that face senior patients.

Medication-Related Complexities

Elderly Man with a baseball cap on walking hunched over As we get older, we often rely on medications to help control chronic health conditions. About three-quarters of Americans over the age of 50 are currently taking medications. And if you are taking medications, it’s likely you’re taking more than one. If a person is taking a prescription medication, the average number of medications that they take on a daily basis is actually four.

These medications introduce complications, such as an increased risk of oral health problems, and adverse interactions with medications that are normally safe. Dr. Siegel understands these complexities and knows how to ensure you get high quality dental care despite them.

Clear Communication when Necessary

It seems like life has gotten a lot more complicated over the last few decades. There are many new words that everybody seems to understand but didn’t exist–or weren’t used outside a medical textbook–just a few years ago.

Dr. Siegel knows how to speak plainly. He uses commonsense words that everybody can understand, and breaks down complex ideas so you can understand exactly what he’s saying. He also understands that it seems to get harder and harder to remember some of the details, so he’s willing to provide written instructions and information so you can review them later to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything important.

A Gentle Touch

Kids run around and bounce off the walls like nothing hurts them. That’s just a distant memory for most of us who are feeling the pains of aging. It seems like everything hurts–even just sitting around some days.

Dr. Siegel understands this. He uses a gentle touch in his dentistry and provides comfort technology like painless injections.

If you are a senior who is looking for a new dental home, we invite you to come and visit us. Please contact us today for an appointment with Philadelphia dentist Dr. Ken Siegel.