Special Needs Dentistry
Pediatric Special Needs Dentistry
Our patients with special needs are near and dear to our hearts. At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we realize that extra challenges exist for patients with special needs, but we know that when started early on a healthy dental care routine, your child can enjoy a healthy smile.
Whether your child is only mildly impaired or whether they have significant issues that can make dental care difficult, we are prepared to create a customized treatment plan and dental hygiene routine. Dr. Facko has the experience and resources to treat every child.
Additional Dental Needs
We team up with you through home care, regular visits, and gentle treatment to provide the best for your child. Many patients with special needs have dental requirements that go beyond the average. Because of impaired motor skills or challenges with comprehension and communication, regular home care can be difficult.
We are experts at demonstrating and assisting you so that you can provide effective home care for your child. We know that providing you with the skills to be effective at home is our first step in a healthy dental future for all of our patients.
Many kids with special needs suffer from tooth decay and gum disease. They are also much more susceptible to dental trauma, whether from seizures, accidents, or a strong bite. We have solutions to help protect your child’s dentistry and support you to keep them at their healthiest.
Individualized Attention and Care
Many children with special needs are sensitive to touch, light, sound, and motion. That is why we discuss with you how to best approach your child. We know that extra care and comfort are a necessity. We offer gentle treatment and remain constantly tuned in to your child so that we know they are comfortable and pain-free during treatment.
Building Patient Relationships
The greatest way we can benefit all of our patients is by creating consistency and comfort. Dr. Facko and our entire team know the importance of quality dentistry, but we believe that success begins with a foundation of compassion and familiarity with the families who come to our office.
We empower our patients to participate in their own dental care to the degree that they are capable, and we will work with your child on brushing and flossing techniques and tools that can make this valuable home care easier. We can help to educate, demonstrate, and reward your child for good dental habits.
If necessary, we offer sedation and general anesthetic to complete more complex dental procedures. We can provide this in our office or at the hospital based your child’s medical requirements.
Call to Schedule a New Patient Exam
We know that you probably want to talk to us about your child’s unique situation. Give us a call, and one of our highly skilled team members will answer all of your questions. At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we welcome you to our practice and appreciate the opportunity to care for your kids.