Special Needs Patient Care
in Fort Worth, TX
World-Class Pediatric Dental Care with a Gentle Touch
At Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry, we believe every child deserves quality dental care. We proudly offer special needs dental services you and your child can trust. We are happy to make any needed accommodations to ensure your child's time with us is positive and free of stress.
Special Health Care Needs - An Overview
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) outlines special healthcare needs as "any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs."
Regardless of your child's unique needs, our Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry team is prepared and equipped to provide outstanding dental care. We value the unique qualities of the young smiles we treat and strive to ensure our patients enjoy excellent oral health.
What Are the Unique Needs of Children with Special Needs?
Children with special healthcare needs are often at a higher risk of dental concerns. That's because some genetic conditions cause tooth eruption delays, tooth misalignment, or crowding, often leading to tooth decay, gum disease, and a host of dental concerns. Other factors contributing to elevated oral health problems include chronic teeth grinding, immunocompromised systems, connective tissue disorders, medications containing sugars, and physical challenges that interfere with brushing and flossing.
The Importance of Routine Dental Care
Routine dental exams allow us to monitor your child's smile and uncover any oral health problems in their earliest stages when easiest to treat. That helps ensure your child does not require extensive treatments down the road.
Routine dental cleanings are also necessary because removing plaque and tartar deposits from your child's teeth and around the gum line lowers the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Our team will work with you and your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques at home to keep those pearly whites clean and bright between dental visits.
Finding the Dental Provider for Your Child with Special Needs
Finding a pediatric dentistry practice with extensive training and expertise in dealing with the unique challenges of children with special healthcare needs will ensure your child gets the best possible care. The following are some reasons to choose Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry for your child's dental needs:
- Experienced Team: Our team members are trained, experienced, and dedicated to meeting the unique needs of our patients. We never spare any effort to ensure the children in our care are happy and comfortable.
- Accommodations Provided: We offer a private room to avoid excessive stimulation and can adjust the lighting for your child's comfort. If your child needs any specific accommodations, please let us know ahead of time, and we will be prepared.
- Sedation Dentistry Options: We understand that children with special needs may be anxious about visiting the dentist and may find it hard to stay still during treatment. We're pleased to offer a range of sedation dentistry options to ensure your child can relax while receiving the highest level of care.
- Cutting-Edge Dental Care: We are pleased to offer comprehensive smile solutions to meet your child's dental care needs. We use the latest technology, techniques, and materials to provide your child with world-class dental care.