A population of kids, adults, and elderly require special care and attention for their oral health due to various physical or mental disabilities. At Maryland Sedation Dentistry and Surgical Center in Frederick, MD, our dentists offer special needs dentistry by providing necessary dental care in a calm and positive environment.
Who is a Sedation Dentist?
Special needs patients may face greater fear of visiting dentists than others. It is vital to make them comfortable in the dentist's office before starting any treatment. The sedation dentists may use sedation to relax special needs patients before performing dental procedures such as tooth fillings, cleanings, or dental implants.
The dentist records the medical history of the patient and discusses the sedation techniques with them. The benefits of sedation include reduced stress, no pain, and fewer appointments. Our dentists use inhalation (nitrous oxide), oral, or intravenous (IV) sedation for Special needs dentistry at Maryland Sedation Dentistry and Surgical Center in Frederick, MD.
Is a dental surgical center for special needs dentistry different?
An autistic child, a blind or deaf teen, or a wheel-chair bound adult requires a slower and gentler approach in dentistry. Patients with special needs and their caregivers can visit the team before starting any treatment. It can help these patients to feel relaxed during the treatment.
Modified dental chairs and equipment are essential for disabled patients. Maryland Sedation Dentistry and Surgical Center in Frederick, MD, has a dental surgical center for special needs dentistry services. Our dental specialists perform various oral surgical procedures such as wisdom tooth removal or jaw surgeries with general anesthesia in the dental surgical center.
Can dental implants be placed in special needs patients?
Dental Implants are versatile means to replace missing teeth if the teeth and oral tissues are healthy, even in elderly patients. After examining the patient's mouth, the dentist can suggest dental implants in the spaces where the patient has lost teeth. The dentists will consider the special needs of the patient before giving a treatment plan. Apart from improving function, it can also make the patient look younger than before.
For any special needs dentistry service, call our office Maryland Sedation Dentistry and Surgical Center in Frederick, MD, at (240) 673-3293 to schedule an appointment.