Going to the dentist can be a stressful experience for anyone, but for children with special needs, it can be even more overwhelming. At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that every child is unique and requires individualized care, especially those with special needs. We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and compassionate environment for all our patients, including those with special needs.
At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, we provide specialized dental care services for children with a wide range of special needs, including autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, among other intellectual disabilities. Our team of dental professionals has extensive experience in treating children with special needs and is committed to providing the highest quality of care to all our patients.
What Makes Your Child A Candidate For Special Needs Dentistry?
If your child has a disability of any kind that is preventing them from sitting still or being able to receive care, we welcome you to come into our office. Special needs dentistry allows these children to finally receive the care that they want and need.
What are the key aspects dentists should pay attention to when caring for Special Needs patients?
- Communication and Behavior Management: Children with special needs may have difficulty communicating and understanding what is happening during their dental appointment. At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, we use a variety of communication techniques and behavior management strategies to help patients feel at ease and understand what’s happening during the appointment. Our team is trained in the use of nonverbal communication, such as visual schedules and picture boards, to help patients understand what to expect during their appointment.
- Sensory-Friendly Environment: Special needs patients may be hypersensitive to sound, light, or touch, which can make a dental appointment a stressful experience. At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, we have designed our office to be kid friendly, so we have a lot of toys and a TV at their disposal if they need some distraction to make them feel comfortable during the appointment.
- Customized Treatment Plans: Every special needs patient is unique, and they require individualized care that takes into consideration their medical history, oral health needs, and individual preferences. At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, we develop a customized treatment plan for each patient, taking into consideration their unique needs and preferences. Our goal is to provide the best possible care while minimizing stress and discomfort.
- Sedation and Anesthesia: For some special needs patients, sedation or anesthesia may be necessary to complete dental treatment safely and comfortably. We offer different sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and general anesthesia, to meet each child’s individual needs. Our team of dental professionals is trained to administer and monitor sedation and anesthesia safely and effectively.
- Coordinated Care: Special needs patients may require coordinated care with other medical professionals to ensure that their dental care aligns with their overall health goals. At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, we work closely with families, caregivers, and medical professionals to provide coordinated and comprehensive care to our patients.
Looking for a Pediatric Dentist That Treats Special Needs Patients?
At Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that every child deserves access to quality dental care, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. We are committed to providing a safe, compassionate, and welcoming environment for all our patients, including those with special needs. We work closely with families, caregivers, and medical professionals to provide the best possible care for each child. If you have a child with special needs, contact Upbeat Pediatric Dentistry, and our friendly staff will be happy to explain more about our specialized dental care services.