Special Needs Pediatric Dentistry in Statesville NC 28677

Special needs pediatric dentistry

Children with special needs often face additional challenges when it comes to receiving dental care. Not every dentist can care for special needs children and some conditions present additional challenges when it comes to the development of their teeth.

Iredell Pediatric Dentistry specializes in helping children with special needs. We can fully treat and provide compassionate dental services for children who have conditions such as Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, autism, and other needs communities not listed not here. If you have questions about the best care for your child, call us at 704-397-4000.

Regardless of the needs, your child may need our goal remains the same, and that is to provide the best dental care they need for healthy smiles.

We’ll help your child overcome barriers

Often, it can be a challenge for children with special needs to be able to brush their teeth independently. Even teaching the basics of how to brush their teeth can present obstacles. Our team works with parents and caregivers to help your amazing children and ensure that they receive the care they need.

Our proven five-step program determines the level of care required. After which we can provide additional specific recommendations for your child.

  1. Determine patients’ abilities by asking them to demonstrate how they would brush their teeth – and provide specific recommendations based on the results.
  2. Provide a hands-on demonstration that shows parents and caregivers the best way to brush their children’s teeth.
  3. Modify toothbrush handles to facilitate ease of use.
  4. Provide other dental aides such as floss holders and unique toothbrushes.
  5. Recommend preventative fluoride and antimicrobial treatments in addition to supporting the child’s oral health.

We provide a stress-free environment

The sights, sounds, and even lighting of a dentist’s office can cause a child with special needs to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Children with special needs need to feel safe in their environment before they have their appointment, and it is our goal to build that trust.

Iredell Pediatric Dentistry will work to minimize stress so your child can get the care that they need. If you have questions about a treatment plan call Iredell Pediatric Dentistry today!

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