Special Needs Pediatric Dentist Plano, Frisco & The Colony, TX

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What is Special Needs Dentistry?

Special needs dentistry is also referred to as “special care dentistry,” because it refers to a specialty of dentistry that focuses on providing dental care to patients with special needs or disabilities.

Some patients require additional consideration and accommodations to attend a medical appointment or have dental work performed.

 

Comfort and Compassion Are Key

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At Teeth R US Children’s Dentistry, we provide the care that your child needs with a key focus on comfort and compassion. Our team is here to make you and your child feel safe, special needs, or not. Therefore, we provide a wide variety of accommodations to make your child’s visit as worry-free as possible.

 

Dental Sedation for Children with Special Needs

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For many young patients with special needs, dental sedation is a great tool that can help them maintain their health by making their visits more comfortable. Many people feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist, and for patients with special needs, this is no different. Sedation dentistry is a safe, comfortable method for helping those with dental anxiety have dental work performed worry-free. Have questions? Visit our dental sedation FAQ page or call us at Plano Office Phone Number 972-820-2022.

We provide dental care to children with a variety of special needs, including, but not limited to:

  • Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
  • Mental Challenges
  • Muscular Dystrophy

If you have a child with special needs, please contact our office today! Worry-free dental care is just a phone call away. We look forward to meeting your family!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Pediatric Special Needs Dentistry for Kids

When it comes to providing the highest level of pediatric services at Teeth R US, our exceptional dental care for kids includes those with special needs. Read on to review the most frequently asked questions around special needs dentistry and how we, as your top pediatric dentist, have you and your loved ones covered.

What is special needs dentistry?

Special needs dentistry is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on providing dental care to patients with special needs or disabilities. We understand that special needs is a very broad term and that every person is unique. For patients who require additional consideration and accommodations when visiting a dental appointment, special needs dentistry meets each individual where they are. Often a game changer when it comes to oral care, special needs dentistry drastically improves the overall dental experience by reducing anxiety through a calming atmosphere.

Do special needs children have certain dental needs?

Sometimes! Each child is unique, and we get to know each of our patients to understand what their dental needs are and how we can help. It is not uncommon for special needs children to struggle with properly brushing their teeth or suffer from an oral trauma, and these difficulties can contribute to tooth decay. We recommend regular cleanings and checkups to keep on top of any issues.

Which types of preventative care can help special needs children?

Regular brushing and flossing and healthy eating are key in preventing dental problems. Bringing your child in for professional teeth cleanings is an excellent form of preventative care. During these appointments, we look for plaque buildup that can cause gingivitis and other complications with gum tissue. We also use dental sealants to help protect the enamel from tooth decay.

Are pediatric dentists trained in special needs dentistry?

Yes, we are. Our team is not only well trained in special needs dentistry services, but we are prepared to work with your child’s unique situation and make sure they feel safe and comfortable. Our expertise includes creating the most relaxing and calm atmosphere possible. We want your child to love visiting our dental office.

What if my child cannot relax?

Sedation dentistry is an excellent option for children that have a difficult time relaxing and need extra help in receiving treatments. Your child’s safety is our top concern, so we do full evaluations and consider every aspect of behavior and special needs before administering any calming medication.

How can I prepare my child for the appointment?

We encourage parents to speak with their children before bringing them into our office. Ease their worries and reassure them that we have their best interest in mind. Remind them how important it is to care for our bodies and teeth by going to the dentist regularly. Prepare them by letting them know what an honor and privilege it is to get to go to the dentist, and we will do our best to make sure their experience lives up to their expectations. If you need further guidance in helping your children prepare for a visit to the dentist, do not hesitate to call us.

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