Special Needs Dentistry

At Tooth Town, we take pride in treating children with special needs. Our goal is to do all we can to provide a comfortable environment that will make every patient feel relaxed while getting their dental needs taken care of. Our interior is designed to be fun and kid-friendly, and we have quiet rooms where we can begin familiarising children who require a gentle introduction a new environment. We always work together with the parents to give children everything they need from their dental home.

Children with special needs require special attention when it comes to oral hygiene and dental care. To be able to come up with an effective strategy for dental treatment for special needs children, it is important to identify specific factors that will affect their dental health. This will include the physical state of their teeth and other oral structures, their diet, and even how they ingest their food. All these factors, along with any underlying conditions, come together and give a cohesive picture of how to best maintain oral health for a child with special needs. Our paediatric dentists are specifically trained to understand their comprehensive needs and work closely with other members of your child’s medical team to ensure that they get comprehensive and integrated care. We treat special needs children with the love and care they deserve.

Some children may benefit from a few visits to familiarise themselves with the office prior to any treatment. Other children require sedation or general anaesthetic for treatment. At Tooth Town, we are passionate about working together with every child’s carers to ensure the children are as comfortable as possible. Our specialists will also take the time to make sure that your child progressively gains confidence in our environment, and that parents understand how to care for their child’s teeth at home. By working together, the paediatric dentists and the parents or caregiver can make sure that a child with special needs gets high quality dental treatment that will keep the teeth strong and healthy.

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