Treatment for Special Needs Children
At Children’s Dental FunZone of Eagle Rock, West Covina, Ontario, Fontana, Los Angeles, and Montebello we take pride in treating kids with special needs. Our goal 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 pediatric dentist for children with special needs?
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 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. We provide this for our patients to make them the most comfortable. After the exam, during which our pediatric 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 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. 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 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 dentists 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.