Special Needs Require Special Care
Every child is special in his or her own way. If your child has special healthcare needs, chances are that you are aware of how challenging it may be to provide your child with good oral care. With so many other priorities, it can be overwhelming to add another responsibility to your child’s care, and oftentimes their dental health is overlooked. Patients with special healthcare needs require assistance in keeping good oral hygiene habits and a different approach to dental care in order to meet their needs and circumstances. At Dentistry for Children & Adolescents, we choose to work with children with special needs because we love to make an investment in their lives, while providing them with the vital dental health care they need.
Common Dental Problems in patients with special needs include:
- Delayed or absent teeth
- Extra teeth
- Developmental defects
- Dental caries
- Oral infections
- Gum disease
Care Individualized to your Child’s Needs
As a board certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Maribel Santos-Cordero is experienced in caring for children with special healthcare needs, and takes a unique approach to helping them feel safe and comfortable under her care. We take an individualized and systematic approach to examination and treatment of your child, and actively involve you in their oral health education and treatment. If necessary, we will incorporate sedation dentistry into your child’s treatment to provide a safe, efficient, and effective dental care. Children who may find it difficult to sit for long periods of time, or those who need special assistance feeling relaxed, can benefit from calming sedation options. We always approach this option with consideration and will inform you of all aspects of their treatment, especially when sedation is involved.
Specialized Training, Thoughtful Care
Knowledge of the medical, physical, mental, or behavioral condition of a child ensures that they will better managed at the appointment and oral health needs can be effectively met. Dr. Santos-Cordero often works with pediatricians and other specialists to make sure that everyone involved in your child’s care is informed. Our experienced and trained team cares for our special needs patients in a way that allows them to thrive regardless of their difficulties.
At Dentistry for Children & Adolescents we choose to work with children with special needs because we enjoy sharing in their challenges, cheering their small accomplishments and helping to make a difference.