(856) 335-1775

Thurm Dental Group
925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Dental Care for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

If you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know it can be a challenge to provide effective oral health care. The person may forget how to brush his or her teeth, or resist assistance from others. Certain medications can also contribute to dry mouth and other health issues. It’s important to keep up with regular dental visits to prevent problems or address any concerns such as tooth decay or gum infection that arise.

A person with dementia may have a toothache or mouth pain, but not be able to express it verbally. If you notice your loved one is eating less, has bad breath, or has red, puffy gums, please call Thurm Dental to make a dental appointment.

People who have Alzheimer’s or dementia may not be able to sit still or follow directions at a regular dental office. Our team at Thurm Dental is trained to help people relax and feel comfortable through a variety of sedation methods, including IV sedation and general anesthesia.

Dr. Thurm will evaluate the oral health of the patient and discuss the options with the appropriate caregiver. If needed, dental care can be provided on the same day. That eliminates the need for multiple visits.

Please call Thurm Dental today at (856) 335-1775 to schedule an appointment for your loved one. We look forward to meeting you and your family member.

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I have an absolutely devastating fear of dentists, and had it not been for excruciating tooth pain, I was content to not visit a dental office. My first visit, while in such pain, was probably the most gentle experience I’ve had with a dental office. The staff was definitely sympathetic to my fear, and instead of treating it dismissively or by treating me like a child, they truly made me feel th…

Anna S.

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Dr. Thurm and staff are the most amazing people. Their support and expertise is above and beyond. I went in with a difficult problem and the reassurance and calmness of Dr. Thurm is just amazing. He makes a terrible procedure turn into an ordinary day. The kindness exhibited – not only from Dr. Thurm but his entire staff – is very much appreciated. I NEVER want him to retire. I know that is se…

Suzanne W.

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Excellent dentist and staff. Seen on time. State of the art equipment and most importantly, correct and good treatment with a conservative approach. Dr. Thurm’s approach is to assess the situation, range of options, whether the treatment is urgent or can wait and proceed from there. Everybody in this facility is both professional and friendly. I wish all businesses were like this.

Anonymous

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I have had an abnormal fear of the dentist all my life which led to sever gum disease and I was terrified of what I needed to have done. Dr. Thurm took his time to explain everything that had to be done and he treated me with such kindness and care it was wonderful. I had extractions done, scaling and filings under anesthesia so I did not have to hear or feel what he was doing. I woke up and Dr. T…

Donna D.

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Always a pleasure to visit. Top notch dental office. Very professional.

Thomas T.

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As always, everyone at Thurm Dental is professional and friendly. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Thurm’s for over thirty years and wouldn’t consider ever going to another dentist. At this point it’s like visiting old friends.

Nancy W.

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Best dentist! Highly recommend this office!!

Katie T.

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Dr Thurm and his team are not only incredibly talented , they are compassionate , and provide non judgmental care no matter the extent of your dental needs . I’ve had extractions , fillings , and bridgework all pain and anxiety free . That’s why again and again I choose Thurm Dental .

Anonymous

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Very professional group who always does a nice job!

Alan K.

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Dr. Thurm and his staff are awesome. Would highly recommend them for anyone needing dental work. I was absolutely scared of any dentist…now I can’t wait to go back and get the rest of my teeth taken care of. Thanks again Dr. Thurm.

Steve E.

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Wonderful experience. Professional staff. Was taken on time with no wait. Clean and comfortable office environment. State of the art equipment! Fabulous scheduling reminders for the busy family! Highly recommend!

Lori M.

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wonderful and great care

George S.

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Always a pleasure going to our favorite dentist! Most people dread the trip to the dentist but not my family. As a matter of fact, we travel from West Chester, PA to come to our appointments and will continue to do so until I am no longer able to drive. Any work our teeth have needed has always been a pleasant experience — so far, never a painful moment. Will always be grateful to my friend for…

Denise H.

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Did not have to wait.. Everything was on time . Employees very skilled..l

Frederick S.

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Excellent service geared to myself and my child’s needs.

Ann M.

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I always have a great experience at Thurm Dental…everyone there has mastered the art of being completely professional while at the same time being warm and fun.

Nancy W.

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As usual,my checkup and cleaning with Lisa and Dr. Thurm was excellent. Always pleasant and friendly, the staff makes you feel welcome.I would highly recommend this dental practice

Anonymous

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Awesome place! So glad I made the decision to check it out. Everyone at the office is awesome and I couldn’t be happier with my teeth!

Anonymous

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Dr. Thurm did a great job as usual and it was great seeing all of you once again. Bob

Robert S.

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If you have any fear of the dentist, this is the place to go. They do whatever is necessary to help you feel comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Thurm for dental work. I have had extensive work done by his team: partial bridge, crowns, root canals and fillings.

Peg S.

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Thurm Dental Group

925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

(856) 335-1775