Dr. Richard Gagne provides dental care for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and disabled
individuals in Ventura County and its surroundings as part of his practice’s specialized
(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- Oxnard, California May 29, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Alzheimer’s, dementia, and disabled patients and their loved ones in Ventura County can rest assured when it comes to working with a dentist, as there is a specialist in town who can provide treatment. Increased demand in dental care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in the area has been met with Dr. Richard Gagne and his team’s expertise, making life easier for patients and their caretakers.
As one of very few dentists that treat Alzheimer’s patients, Dr. Gagne is well versed in the complexities that come with all kinds of disabled patients. Caretakers in the area are relieved to have a local professional, as the alternative would be to travel far and wide in order to receive adequate care. Dentists in the area as well as Memory Care facilities refer their clients to Dr. Gagne’s office as a trusted resource.
Dr. Richard Gagne and his dental practice have long been known in Oxnard as dental sedation specialists, with a longstanding reputation in offering dental care to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, as well as to those who are developmentally disabled. Treatment for these individuals can often be a challenge, which is why it is important to find medical service providers who are dedicated to working with them and are specially equipped to do so.
From regular dental checkups to treating a dental disease or other necessary procedures, the dentist and his team understand how to adapt the office visit to the client. Different stages of dementia necessitate different approaches, which Dr. Gagne will evaluate in order to perform work that leaves the patient safe and feeling comfortable. The criteria for these evaluations “depend not only on the work that needs to be done, but on the patient’s level of independence, cooperation, thinking abilities, physical impairment, and mental state,” he explains.
Common procedures for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients include regular checkups and cleanings, preventative and restorative care, disease detection and treatment, and more.
Dr. Gagne is an expert at performing different types of dental sedation, and in particular IV sedation; since 1991, Dr. Gagne has practiced Intravenous Sedation and he is now the most experienced IV sedation provider in Ventura County, California. For patients who require general anesthesia, dental anesthesiologists assist in procedures.
At Dr. Gagne’s office, dedicated treatment rooms are specially designed to be wheelchair accessible, and are the largest available in the county of Ventura. Anesthesiologists and specialized staff thus have ample room to perform anesthesia and other procedures, as well as bring in all the equipment that is necessary to go along with them. Very few dental offices in California are designed with such features.
About Dr. Richard Gagne: Dr. Gagne is a native Californian and military veteran. At his Oxnard Ca based dentist practice, he specializes in Intravenous Sedation for patients with anxiety, physical and mental disabilities, and other special dental needs, as well as patients requiring special types of sedation or treatment in complex oral surgeries and procedures. Amongst the many services offered at Dr. Gagne’s office are IV and nitrous oxide sedation, dental sedation, dentures, dental implants, and general dentistry.
Dr. Richard A. Gagne, Dentist
1350 W Gonzales Rd Ste B, Oxnard, CA 93036