Special Needs Dentistry
AZ Family & Kid's Dental (Formerly American Dental Clinic + AZ Kid’s Dental) understands the importance of providing specialized care to children with special needs. Our dentists treat patients with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other development or physical issues. Find out what you can expect when your child sees a special needs pediatric dentist.
What to Expect at the Appointment
If you are planning to take your child to the special needs dentist, it is important to let your son or daughter know what to expect. This will prepare your child, so there will not be any surprises during the appointment. The special needs dentist will take the time to make your child comfortable. This will include talking to your child and explaining what will happen during the appointment. The dentist will gauge your child’s comfort level and discuss sedation options if needed. Many special needs patients respond well to sedation since they can fully relax during the treatment. Regardless of if the patient gets sedation, the special needs pediatric dentist will move slowly during the treatment process. Many special needs patients do not react well to sudden movements, and these dentists are trained to work as slowly as needed to ensure the patient is relaxed.
What Does a Special Needs Dentist Treat?
A special needs dentist provides regular oral care, such as cleanings, along with fillings, tooth extractions, and more. Because the special needs dentist can provide everything the child needs, you don’t have to worry about finding a new dentist every time your child needs a new treatment. This makes it even more relaxing for your special needs child. He or she will form a bond with the pediatric dentist and even look forward to treatments.
Schedule an Appointment with a Special Needs Dentist
If your child has special needs, choosing a dentist is very important. Don’t make the mistake of taking your child to a dentist that isn’t comfortable in treating special needs patients. Instead, choose a special needs pediatric dentist that has the skill set necessary to put your child at ease while taking care of his or her oral health.