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How Can My Pediatric Dentist Accommodate My Child with Special Needs?

December 10, 2021

How Can My Pediatric Dentist Accommodate My Child with Special Needs?

Our valued young patients with special needs often have unique oral health concerns, and we at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are here to help. Our team is fully equipped to offer outstanding special needs services and has the training and experience to provide the highest quality of dental care you and your child can trust.

What Are Common Dental Concerns of Children with Special Needs?

All children need routine dental care for long-term healthy smiles. However, children with special needs are often at a higher risk of developing dental problems, including tooth decay, cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, and oral trauma. They often need medications and have dietary restrictions that are detrimental to their oral health. Moreover, brushing and flossing may pose a challenge.

Your trusted team at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry encourages you to maintain your child’s regular dental exams and cleanings. We will monitor your child’s oral health and recommend any preventive procedures necessary to lower the risk of developing dental disease. We’ll also identify and treat any conditions as they arise to prevent the need for involved procedures down the road.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist for Your Special Child’s Care?

Pediatric dentists receive extensive training beyond dental school. Their specialist education includes a focus on providing outstanding care for children with special needs and also encompasses behavior management.

At Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to ensure your child is happy and comfortable at our office. Our team is aware of what accommodations are needed to provide your child with the best possible care. Moreover, our office is physically accessible, based on the American Dental Association and OSHA recommendations.

How We Help Children with Special Needs Relax

Your trusted team at Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry works closely with our patients with special needs and their families to determine the best options for delivering safe and stress-free dental care. If your child is anxious or finds it challenging to sit still in the dentist’s chair, we may recommend sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), to ensure they have a safe and positive experience at our office.

When it comes to children with extreme anxiety or sensory challenges, or those in need of extensive dental treatment, we may recommend general anesthesia to provide the best experience for our young patients and their parents. Our team will work with you to determine the best way to help your child have comfortable and relaxed dental care.

What Should You Expect During Your Child’s Dental Visits?

We will first review your child’s medical history, unique needs, and specific physical or behavioral concerns. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of every aspect of your child’s oral health and may recommend any preventive or restorative treatments required to maintain a healthy smile.

Our Jet Set Smiles team will demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques and answer your questions during your visit. Our goal is to minimize the risks of developing dental disease for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Gentle Special Needs Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ

Contact Jet Set Smiles Pediatric Dentistry to learn more about our gentle special needs dentistry services. Our team is committed to providing our young patients with the highest level of dental care. Call us and schedule your appointment today!