Treatment for Special Needs Children
At Children’s Dental FunZone, we take pride in treating kids with special needs. Our goal as a special needs dentist is to do all that we can to provide them with a comfortable environment that will make them feel relaxed while getting all of their dental needs taken care of. In the end, we want to work together to give these special children everything they need from their dental provider.
Why choose a special needs dentist for your child?
Children with special needs require special attention when it comes to oral hygiene and dental care. To be able to come up with an effective treatment strategy for special needs children, it is important to identify all factors that affect their dental health. This includes the physical state of their teeth and other oral structures, calcium levels, the amount of saliva production in their mouths, their diet, and even how they ingest their food.
All these factors, along with any underlying conditions, come together to give a cohesive picture of the best method for maintaining your child’s oral health. Our pediatric special needs dentists are specifically trained to understand their comprehensive needs and treat special needs children with the love and care they deserve.
What accommodations are available for children with special needs?
Some special needs children do better if they have a private room for their exam that is away from any distractions. As a special needs dentist, we are more than happy to provide this for our patients to make them the most comfortable. After the exam, during which our pediatric special needs dentist will make sure your child is at ease, all of the findings will be explained to you. This is a time for questions, if you have any.
At this point, if the pediatric special needs dentist feels that the child needs treatment completed, they will describe to you what teeth have decay and the best course of action for treating them. The caretaker, or parent of the child, is encouraged to stay with their child throughout the treatment process. Also, some parents feel that it is best if their child is brought to the office a number of times prior to the actual treatment so they can familiarize themselves with the environment and the special needs dentist they will be treated by. We are more than happy to accommodate this.
What if treatment is recommended for children with special needs?
At Children’s Dental FunZone, we can provide oral sedation, general anesthesia, and nitrous gas (laughing gas) for children with special needs, which makes the treatment as comfortable and as least traumatic as possible. The special needs dentist will also take the time to make sure that the child gets a thorough cleaning and that the parents understand how to properly care for their kid’s teeth at home. By working together, our pediatric special needs dentist and the parents or care giver can make sure that a child with special needs gets high-quality dental treatment that will keep their teeth strong and healthy.
My child is autistic. Are special measures taken when treating autistic children or children who may be afraid of the dentist?
Here at Children’s Dental FunZone, it is our purpose to provide the best care to the little ones who we are entrusted with. For a special measure we provide a private room to accommodate the child’s needs and ensure they receive the best treatment.
Call today at 800-717-5437 to learn more about how our special needs dentist can care for your child with special needs in our pediatric dental offices. We currently have office locations in West Covina, Eagle Rock, Montebello, Fontana, West Los Angeles, West Covina, Ontario, Reseda, San Fernando and Riverside.