At Romans Soltani Dentistry, we firmly believe that all children, including those with special needs, deserve quality dental care. We understand that dental visits can be overwhelming for both kids and parents, and that’s why our dedicated team is here to make their experiences safe, comfortable, and stress-free.
How Dentists Work To Support Children With Special Needs
Children with disabilities or special needs are more prone to dental problems compared to children without, and often require specialized care due to their health circumstances. Children with special needs, including physical, mental, or behavioral challenges, often face specific oral health problems as well, including:
- Malformed or Extra Teeth: Children with genetic disorders may have malformed or extra teeth that erupt or have congenitally missing teeth.
- Delayed Tooth Eruption: Some genetic disorders can cause significant delays in tooth eruption, sometimes up to two years.
- Crowding and Poor Alignment: Children with special needs are more likely to experience crowding and poor tooth alignment, making them vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease.
- Impaired Immune System Responses: Certain disorders can weaken the immune system, increasing the risk of dental problems in children.
- Teeth Grinding: Some children with severe intellectual disabilities or cerebral palsy may habitually grind their teeth, leading to flattened teeth and enamel breakage.
- Medication Side Effects: Some medications taken by children can contain sugars or cause dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay.
If you are still determining which dentists in your area can provide care for your child, you can contact your local dentist’s society or reach out to the Special Care Dentistry Association for recommendations. It’s important to find a dentist that will be able to accommodate for your child’s needs and offer you services that allows your child to be comfortable and stress-free during their treatment. Some of the options that many dentists provide for children with special needs include:
- Desensitization Visits: We organize mock visits to help children become familiar with our environment, introducing them to our staff and allowing them to explore the office for increased comfort.
- Tailored Dental Care: We adapt our methods to suit your child’s comfort level, emotional readiness, and capabilities.
- Sedation Dentistry: When necessary, we offer safe, professionally supervised sedation options to ensure that dental treatments are as comfortable as possible.
- Special Equipment: We utilize adaptive devices, such as specially designed chairs and tools, to provide effective dental care for children who require additional support
Visit Romans Soltani Dentistry For Your Child’s Appointment Today!
At Romans Soltani Dentistry, Dr. Romans, Dr. Soltani, and our team are well-prepared to handle and guide your child through their dental visit with their comfort level in mind. Our goial is to develop a environment that works to minimize their stress levels and create a more positive experience for them. We understand the unique needs of children with special needs and strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for every patient. To learn more about our services and treatment options, make sure to schedule an appointment with us in Camillus, NY, today by calling (315) 487-1545.