(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.

Our patients leave smiling

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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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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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Tooth pulled, crowns removed, temporary bridge placed-no pain at all!

Linda M.

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If you had told me a few years ago that I would be smiling, and genuinely happy about the way my teeth look today, I would have told you that you were crazy. I have kept my smile hidden for years, not wanting to show my teeth…ashamed of the way they look after years of neglect. I experience dental anxiety, to the point of putting off the care, for years. I knew this was not a good plan, but I co…

Margaret S.

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Dr Thurm is New Jersey’s best Dentist and his staff is Wonderful.

Philomena R.

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THE best dentist in the area! I have been going to the Thurm Dental Group since my children were in grade school – they now have children of their own. The entire staff is terrific ( a special shout-out to Lisa!). I have had a lot of dental work done and have never experienced ANY discomfort or pain. Was always anxious about going to the dentist prior to my first visit to Thurm Dental. No more a…

Joyce G.

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Dr. Thurm was wonderful and so accommodating, I felt very safe with him

Donna D.

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Outstanding experience! I have avoided the dentist for 35 years due to fear. I honestly thought having my teeth taken care of was completely out of the question until I heard Dr. Thurm’s practice advertised on the radio. From the moment I walked in, everyone on his staff was incredibly friendly and were acutely aware of your trepidation. While in the room waiting to see the Dr. I felt myself beg…

Anonymous

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It was the most positive dental cleaning appointment I have ever had! Carol was very gentle and thorough. I made my next appointment for six months, and now I will be calling to schedule a cleaning for my husband, on the same day.

Carol L.

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I was very stressed about my procedure, but Dr. Thurm and his whole staff put me at ease. I highly recommend Thurm Dental!!

Mary W.

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Excellent individuals. Caring and compassionate. They always put me at ease.

I. C.

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I have been going to Thurm Dental for years. I trust Dr Thurm and his staff implicitly.Carol is always very thorough yet gentle when cleaning my teeth.

Thomas 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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My visits to Dr Thurm office is always treat. While that description of dental care may sound strange, from the receptionist to my hygienist Liza, to Dr Thurm himself, they are the best. The office is friendly, thorough, and comfortable. I’ve been going there too many years to count, but can’t I imagine going anywhere else.

Ronald W.

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

Thomas 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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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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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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As usual everything was perfect. Everyone is always friendly and helpful.

Patricia T.

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Thurm Dental Group

925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

(856) 335-1775