Special Needs

Our caring pediatric dental team is committed to partnering with you to address the unique needs of your child, whether toddler or preteen.

Dental Care for Children with Special Needs

If you’re the parent or caregiver to a child with special needs, you know first-hand how challenging a trip to the dentist can be. We’re here to help ease concerns and make pediatric dental visits as pleasant as possible.

An Attentive, Compassionate Staff

At Canyon Kids Dental, we have the experience necessary to treat patients with special needs. We offer:

  • A caring and relaxed environment with the patience and attention necessary to address unique health situations
  • Experience treating children with physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities
  • Safe and comfortable sedation dentistry for those who may not be able to sit for a traditional treatment appointment
  • In-house care which helps avoid treatment in a hospital or surgical center
  • Child-tailored treatments not offered by most general dentists

Extra Care for Extra Special Patients

When you call our office to make a pediatric dental appointment, be sure to let us know any special accommodations we may need to make. We’ll help schedule an appointment when your child tends to be the most relaxed (usually first thing in the morning).

Consider giving your child an office “tour” to meet the staff before the actual day of the appointment.

The more you can share with us about your child, the better we can serve your family. The more we know about your child, the more we can adapt care for them and help make their experience as positive as possible.

  • Emotional Trauma
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cognitive or Developmental Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • …and many, many others.

Our pediatric dental facility isn’t restricted like traditional family dental offices are – our office is designed to accommodate greater flexibility. From the amount of space in our office (for strollers or wheelchairs) to how our appointments are uniquely scheduled, your visit with us will be enjoyable for everyone.

Special Needs Dentistry: Why Routine Care is Important

Being a parent or caregiver to a special needs child can be exhausting with specialty visits, therapy appointments, etc. It’s tempting to skip over dental care, but the health of your child’s teeth can significantly affect their overall wellness. In some cases, your child’s special needs may make them prone to dental problems or emergencies. By regularly visiting the pediatric dentist, we can help intercept developing oral conditions that could cause problems in the future such as broken teeth, bleeding gums, abscessed teeth or rampant tooth decay.

Our dedicated team will educate you on ways to prevent the development of common oral problems seen in children with special needs. Are you ready for us to help your child with special needs? Call our pediatric dental office today to schedule a visit!

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