Special Needs Dentistry

Queen Creek, Arizona

At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that every child deserves exceptional dental care in a safe and comfortable environment. We proudly offer special needs dental services and are always happy to make accommodations to meet your child’s specific needs. We look forward to working alongside you to ensure your child maintains healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.

Understanding Special Needs Dentistry

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), special health care needs include developmental, physical, mental, behavioral, cognitive, sensory, or emotional impairment or other conditions requiring health care intervention, specialized services, or medical management. These may be developmental or congenital conditions or the result of trauma, illness, or environmental causes.

Children with special needs require special consideration when receiving dental treatment. They often face unique dental health challenges, requiring tailored care.

What Are Unique Considerations for Children with Special Needs?

Every child can develop dental problems. However, children with special needs are at a higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease, oral trauma, and other oral health concerns. That’s because genetic factors, behaviors, physical limitations, dietary restrictions, or medications can often increase the risk of dental problems. Moreover, children with developmental delays or poor motor coordination may find it challenging to brush and floss effectively.

When it comes to getting the dental care they need, children with special needs may find it challenging to communicate their needs to their dentist. Kids with sensory sensitivities may also face challenges being around unfamiliar sounds and scents, which they may find frightening or disturbing. That’s why it’s important to find a dentist with training and experience providing special needs dental services.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist for Your Child’s Special Needs Dental Care?

Pediatric dentists undergo extensive training beyond regular dental school. Their advanced education has a focus on providing dental care for patients with special needs, including behavior management. Pediatric dentists are well-prepared to care for children with special smiles.

At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that children with special needs may be anxious about getting the dental care they need and may find it challenging to sit still during treatment. Our compassionate pediatric dentist and team spare no effort to help your child feel comfortable in our care. We are also happy to offer sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and general anesthesia, to help your child relax during treatment. Whatever your child’s needs are, we’ll do all we can to provide the needed accommodations and the best possible care.

Special Needs Dentistry Near Me in Queen Creek, AZ

If you’re searching for special needs dental services tailored to your child’s needs, contact Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry today. Our pediatric dentist and team are committed to building long-lasting relationships with our young patients. We believe being in a familiar environment and seeing the same dentist and staff each visit helps build trust and reduces anxiety. We strive to provide an environment where your child will feel understood and valued. We’re here for you and your little one every step of the way!

We invite you to call us at 480-896-7800 to schedule your child’s appointment or schedule one online today. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile.

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