Are you caring for someone with special needs? If so, you know helping them receive quality, regular dental care can be difficult. As the trusted team of Sleep Dentists, we make solid oral health possible for patients with a variety of needs with options in sedation and sleep dentistry. Keep reading to learn how visiting a special needs dentist can ease your worries and increase the dental health of your loved one.
Your special needs dentist provides comfortable care
Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of enjoying strong overall health. That means brushing for two minutes, at least twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist every six months. But as a caregiver, you know that each of these steps can prove to be incredibly difficult for someone with special needs. Physical and mental disabilities can make performing or remembering to perform good oral hygiene steps next to impossible. As a result, oral health can greatly suffer — resulting in decay, infection and possibly the need for lengthy and uncomfortable dental treatments.
With sleep dentistry, your special needs dentist can help your loved one relax through the dental care they need. Whether it’s a preventive checkup and cleaning or something a bit more involved, the Sleep Dentists are equipped with the sedative options to make dentistry a possibility for everyone.
What are my loved one’s sedative options?
There are a range of choices when it comes to how your loved one will be comforted throughout their dental treatment. We offer sedation from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral conscious sedation to IV sedation and general anaesthesia. The one that’s right for your loved one will depend on the treatment they’re undergoing — click here to learn more about each of the sedative options. We promise to fully collaborate with you through each stage of your loved one’s treatment.
Who benefits from sleep dentistry?
Sleep dentistry can help those dealing from the following conditions achieve and maintain excellent oral health.
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
The Sleep Dentists have experience providing dental care for patients with a range of special needs. Is your loved one’s not listed here? Call us to discuss your situation and we’ll let you know how we can help with sleep dentistry. We’re here to provide the quality, compassionate dental care you and your loved one deserve.