It’s estimated that nearly 20% of Americans live with some form of disability. For patients with intellectual, physical, or developmental special needs, maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and finding and accessing quality dental care can be challenging. Some disabilities can hinder the skills necessary for effective oral hygiene, which increases the chances for developing tooth decay and gum disease. If you have a loved one with special needs, you may be concerned about their dental health, but we’re here to help. You can schedule a special needs dentist appointment with our conveniently located Plantation, FL office today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are experienced special needs dentists, ready and able to provide the patient and compassionate care your family deserves.
Patients with special needs may not understand the importance of dental health. They may also have difficulty with the unfamiliar sights and sounds of a dental office. This can lead to resistance and anxiety when it comes time to get the preventive dental care they need to stay healthy. But as dental health affects overall health, and special needs patients are particularly at risk for dental decay, it’s imperative that they still receive the routine dental checkups and cleanings needed to maintain good oral health. That’s why we offer personalized dental services for special needs patients. Whether they need extra time, extra attention, sedation, or phased treatments, we will make the necessary accommodations to ensure they receive the dental care they need to stay healthy and smiling.
Special needs patients, who have trouble practicing oral hygiene at home, need to see a dentist more often to prevent and treat dental decay and infection. Those who suffer from stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down’s syndrome, genetic disorders, paralysis and even arthritis are among the many that may need a little extra care and attention to maintain healthy teeth and gums. We know that you want the best in dental care for your family, and we’re committed to providing the best possible care for your loved one. We are sympathetic to the challenges you face and we are dedicated to helping each and every patient receive the dental care they need in a comfortable and pain free manner. If you’re ready to take your loved one to the dentist, schedule a special needs dentist appointment with the Sleep Dentists of Plantation, FL today. Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, and Dr. Hohimer are highly qualified sleep and sedation dentistry experts, capable of delivering the quality care your family deserves. The Sleep Dentists proudly serve patients daily throughout Plantation and Fort Lauderdale, FL.