At TriStar Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics we believe that everyone deserves a healthy smile and this includes children with special needs. Our staff realizes that providing dentistry and orthodontic care for children means listening to their needs and working with families to make sure they are supported when it comes to dental care both in our practice and at home. Whether that means additional treatments to help your child’s smile be as healthy as possible or using sedation dentistry to make sure the process is as pain and anxiety-free as possible. Our dentist has extended his education not only to be an expert in pediatric dentistry but working with special needs children and their families as well to ensure everyone has a happy, healthy smile they deserve.
Part of being your special needs dentist means working to master the best practices for you and your child, especially if dental visits require extra attention from our team. Offering sedation where appropriate is just part of the solution, we learn how to best work with your child. Our staff also has experience communicating with children who need a little extra time and attention no matter what challenges your children face; we are here to support their healthy smiles.
Some children have disabilities that affect their oral development or make them more prone to oral health challenges like gum disease. Working with a sensitive staff and a highly trained pediatric dentist with special needs experience is a must for those parents. It ensures you have the information you need to make wise decisions, and referrals to appropriate medical resources when oral issues require such.
When sedation dentistry is needed, we work with parents to identify the most appropriate and useful method for their child’s age and needs. Depending on the procedure and the age of the child, you might choose between:
Sometimes, local anesthetic and oral sedation can be used together to help when a situation is likely to involve much anxiety.
As your pediatric dentist office, we are here to support every stage of your child’s life. That includes regular cleanings, attention to cavities as needed, and even restorative procedures if necessary.
If you’re in need of an appointment, contact our office today and talk to the staff about coming in for a cleaning and consultation. Once you meet the dentist and learn more about our processes, we’re confident you will make us your pediatric dentist from now on.