Choosing a Special Needs Dental Practice

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According to the American Dental Association, patients who need special care when receiving dental care and treatment due to medical, physical, or cognitive conditions fall in the category of special needs patients in dentistry.

Some of the common developmental disabilities include:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism/Asperger’s syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Asthma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Epilepsy

It’s important to find a dentist and dental team that has experience working with the specific case of special needs that applies to you. They should be able to create a custom treatment plan that suits your child’s personal needs while taking into account the comfort zone and scope of your child’s abilities.

Compassionate Dental Care

Working with special needs patients requires passion, compassion, and patients. You need a dental team that works closely with each individual patient to ensure that their teeth and gums stay healthy and beautiful. From the initial exam to the follow-up visits, the team should be there to explain the treatment options when necessary, and to answer any questions and concerns you may have about your child or teen’s dental health.

Children with special needs seldom receive the dental care or treatment they need because of they can’t find a place where they feel safe, relaxed, and in capable hands. Ally Dentist provides dental services to all children, teenagers, and adults, including those with special needs. Our training, patience, and experience in working with children with special needs gives us the capacity to provide dental care and treatment to your child in the best way.

Final Note

Choose a practice that offers a full range of dental services, including professional cleanings, teeth whitening, fillings, bridges, crowns, orthodontic braces, tooth replacement, and minor jaw surgery, as well as digital x-rays and sedation, among others. Depending on the individual case, some of our young patients may be eligible for treatment under general anesthesia. Please contact Ally Dentist to schedule your special care dentistry appointment for your child.

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