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Understanding Special Needs Dentistry

Last updated 4 years ago

Children with special needs often have special dental considerations as well. Brushing and flossing may be more difficult for these children or they may have health concerns that affect their dental development. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, our pediatric dentists are specially trained to deliver compassionate and comprehensive dental care for special needs children to achieve strong smiles.

Special Needs Dentists
Regular dental care is essential to ensure that teeth are healthy and pain-free. Children with special needs often have unique dental concerns that increase their susceptibility to cavities or other problems. A special needs pediatric dentist is trained in the care of young patients with unique developmental and dental considerations. Your dentist understands how your child’s condition affects his teeth and how to ensure a positive experience during every visit. Maintaining regular visits with the same dentist allows your child to bond with his dentist and feel more comfortable during care. Additionally, a consistent dental care provider can monitor your child’s progress for more personalized treatment as he grows.

Special Needs Considerations
Children with special needs may be more difficult to control at the dentist’s office. They may have trouble understanding what is going on or why they need to sit still. Dentistry for your child may include restraint or sedation to ensure that dental work can be completed comfortably and safely. Talk to your pediatric dentist ahead of time to ensure that you are comfortable with the methods that will be used. Also discuss any dietary restrictions, medications, or habits your child has that could affect his teeth, including tooth grinding or chewing on non-food objects. Your dentist will know the best way to prevent these factors from harming your child’s smile.

The pediatric dental team at Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to providing comfortable dental care to all our young patients, including those with special needs. Contact us today at (516) 798-1111 to learn more about your child’s dental needs and how we can address them. Click on our website to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Long Island.

 

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