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If your child cannot receive dental care in a traditional dental office, our practice offers gentle and effective dental care to infants, children, and adolescents in the nurturing environment of our local hospital. As one of the only pediatric dentists in the area to offer this unique service, our pediatric dentist has the distinctive ability to understand the specific needs of children who need dental care but cannot cooperate for safe dental treatment. Through hospital dentistry, you can eliminate the struggles and trauma that can lead to a lifetime fear of dental treatment for your child.
Special needs children are especially susceptible to dental problems specifically because many have difficulty practicing healthy dental and dietary habits at home. Often, special needs individuals require a unique soft diet and/or sugary medication that can be detrimental to maintaining dental health. At Orlando Kids Dentistry we feel it is extremely important to assure that children, adolescents and young adults with special challenges have full access to all dental health services, inclusive of orthodontics when indicated. We have found that many special needs children benefit significantly from orthodontic devices helping them improve not only their teeth and facial balance, but breathing as well, guaranteeing a good night sleep and improved health.
Is hospital dentistry right for my child?
Pediatric hospital dentistry services are ideal for:
-Physically, emotionally, or developmentally challenged children who are unable to hold still for dental treatment
-Children that have a severe gag reflex
-Children with complex medical conditions that make it unsafe to receive dental care in an office situation
-Children who have allergies to local anesthetics or experience difficulty achieving numbness
-Children who need oral surgery or other dental treatment that would be difficult for the child to tolerate while awake
For these situations, the use of general anesthesia may be the best option for your family.
Preventative dentistry is also important. At Orlando Kids Dentistry, our professionals are experienced in caring for special needs children as they often require more care and comfort. Pediatric dentists receive specialized education, beyond that of dental school, which involves training to care for patients with special needs.