Special Care Dentistry
Most children need a little extra comfort during their first few pediatric dental visits to familiarize themselves to this new experience. Special care dentistry provides customized health care to children affected by physical, psychological or mental disabilities. Usually, these individuals need added assistance while undergoing and learning about their dental treatment. Children with special needs may have a higher incidence for various oral issues, such as gum disease, cavities or other problems, so it is important to find a qualified pediatric dentist for your child.
Your child has unique capabilities and Dr. Meggan takes the time to individually learn who your child is and how best to approach your family’s unique situation. Some children are sensitive to touch, new people, and even a change of environment or routine. Dr. Meggan and her team realize this and will do their best to ensure your child is always seen by the same team member — and treated in the same room and chair. Our team will also assist in teaching your family about efficient dental habits you can help your child with at home.
Some situations may call for protective stabilization or mild sedation during a dental procedure, while some cases may require care at a local hospital for a more extensive treatment. Depending on your child and the severity of the procedure, we can help you decide on the best approach. Dr. Meggan has been trained in behavior guidance, sedation and a variety of other techniques to make sure your child is comfortable throughout their visit, based on their health needs.