Special Needs Dentistry
At Pediatrix Dental we believe that when a child smiles, they deserve to do so with confidence, and that means healthy gums and teeth. We also recognize that some children require more specialized care.
Special needs patients include children with medical conditions which restrict them from practicing healthy dental habits at home, and also make it difficult for them to visit a dental office. Pediatrix Dental is committed to making sure that every child has the chance for a healthy smile, including those with special needs. Dental diseases can be prevented for any child, regardless of their individual condition, as long as oral hygiene habits are started early and maintained. The best way to begin healthy dental habits is to plan a visit to a pediatric dentist by their first birthday. As you plan your child’s visit, you can be assured that the dentist will perform a careful and gentle examination, and then use those observations to create a plan of preventative care. This plan is always designed personally to suit the special needs of your child, and is aimed to teach them how to care for their teeth, so that they may reduce their risk of preventable dental diseases.
At Pediatrix Dential, we always find the reward worth the challenge of working with special needs patients. Our doctors and staff have been specifically trained to attend to the special needs of patients with physical, developmental or mental disabilities.