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How We Give Individualized Attention and Care to Special Needs Patients

February 16, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Richard Facko
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Every child deserves to have a healthy, happy smile. At Palos Pediatric Dentistry, we value every patient who walks through our doors, from toddlers and school-age kids to teens. All of our patients are dear to our hearts, and we tailor our dental treatments to fit each child’s individual needs. 

Special needs children may require more attentive dental care, which is why our team is highly trained and experienced in providing care to children of all abilities. We consider it an honor to help your family achieve excellent oral health, and we enjoy getting to know your children as they visit our dental office each year. 

Individualized, Compassionate Care for All Small Smiles 

It’s our passion to provide your child with the best oral care possible, including sharing home care techniques, performing regular exams, and providing gentle treatments. We create customized treatment plans and oral hygiene routines for your child and provide additional support and resources regarding patient and parent education. We believe teamwork and consistency are key for keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy and strong, and we will always be open and honest with you about your child’s oral health. 

Comforting Accommodations for Our Patients with Special Needs 

To ensure your child has a positive experience in our dental office, we provide comforting accommodations for special needs patients. We understand unique challenges exist for patients with special needs, and we can help make your child feel welcome, comfortable, and safe during every visit to our Palos Heights dental office. One of the ways we make sure your child feels comfortable in our clinic is that we are aware of overstimulation and sensory overloads. 

Before your child’s exams and treatments, we discuss the best way to approach your child, so their experience is a positive one. Our ultimate goal is to provide them with the best dental care available in a space where they feel relaxed, happy, and confident. Based on your child’s medical needs, we also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for anxious patients, as well as sedation and general anesthetic for those who require more complicated dental procedures. 

Coaching for At-Home Dental Care 

Your child’s dental health starts at home, which is why we take the time to teach parents how to gently work with their child on an effective home care routine. Kids with special needs may be more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and dental trauma, but there’s no need to worry. Your Palos Heights pediatric dentist is a trusted expert in children’s dentistry. Dr. Facko and our team have effective and gentle solutions that can help protect your child’s beautiful smile for years to come. 

Schedule Your Child’s Exam at Our Palos Heights Dental Office 

Your child’s comfort, safety, and oral health are our priorities, and we want to ease your worry when it comes to special needs dentistry for children. Our kind and highly skilled team members are always happy to answer any of your questions or help address your concerns. 

If you would like to talk to us about your child’s unique situation or schedule an appointment with us, please call us at (708) 263-6708

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When kids have a difficult time at the dentist office, their health may suffer long term. Studies linking poor oral health to chronic health conditions like heart disease make it more important than ever to get the special needs dentistry your child deserves in Palos Heights.

Without proper dental care, your little one could end up with tooth decay, infections or tooth loss, or periodontal disease. How can you help your special needs son or daughter have a good experience at the dentist so they receive the care they need?

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