Children with special needs often require focused and individualized dental care. From sensory issues to anxiety and physical disabilities, even a routine exam and dental cleaning can be challenging for children with special needs.
To make matters worse, children with special needs can also be more susceptible to oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and may need to visit the dentist even more frequently to monitor and protect their oral health.
At Oasis Pediatric Dental Care & Orthodontics, our dental team, pediatric dentist Dr. Nathalie Phaeton, and orthodontist Dr. Ki Youn Kil, provide compassionate care for children with special needs at our office in Falls Church, Virginia.
Compassionate and comprehensive dental care for your special needs child
Making your child feel calm, safe, and comfortable at our office is the first step in providing the dental care they need. If your child has special needs, we encourage you to call our office ahead of time to discuss their situation, so we can answer your questions about our services and the accessibility of our office. Our dentists treat every child on a case by case basis, and will take your child’s unique needs into account at every appointment.
Dental services and support for special needs children
We offer a range of comprehensive dental services for children with special needs, which ranges from keeping them comfortable and calm enough to get through the appointment, to preventive dentistry to minimize the risk of cavities and oral health problems in the future.
Some of the services we offer at our office to help special needs children include:
- Several types of sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, and IV sedation
- Silver diamine fluoride, to treat cavities without drilling and fillings if your child is sensitive to the process of getting a standard dental filling
- Dental sealants, to make brushing easier and lower the risk of developing cavities
Special needs dentistry is also about building relationships so that your child feels safe, comfortable, and recognizes a friendly face every time they walk into our office. This is especially important if your child needs to see the dentist more than twice a year for standard checkups and dental cleanings.
Our office is designed to create a warm and relaxing environment to help keep children with special needs and anxious patients as calm and comfortable as possible.
For more information about dental care for your special needs child and the pediatric dentistry services we offer, contact us today to schedule an appointment.