Dentistry for Patients With Special Needs

Many patients have special needs which makes dental treatment especially challenging. People with dental anxiety or phobia may avoid getting treatment because of fear. Elderly patients who have additional medical problems can often find it difficult to get dental care. Mentally challenged adults and children have special needs when it comes to dentistry. Our office has training in special needs dentistry for patients with some of the following conditions:

  • Severe dental phobia
  • Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
  • Physical issues which make it difficult to sit in the dental chair for long periods of time
  • Epilepsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Complex procedures
  • Autism
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Cerebral palsy

Sedation dentistry is one of the methods our office uses to prevent discomfort and distress during dental procedures. Patients relax in a fully-equipped surgical suite under the care of a medical doctor. We have the equipment and techniques to give special needs patients the treatment to have a confident smile and good oral health.

Good Oral Health Leads to Good Physical Health

A healthy mouth is not only important aesthetically, but to speech and eating. When special needs patients have oral health problems, it can lead to other health concerns. Sometimes, patients are unable to articulate the issues they are having with their mouth. Our dentists specialize in special needs dentistry with cutting edge technology and sympathetic care. We know the problems that these patients can face and are prepared to make accommodations to keep patients comfortable.

Dr. Duffy is a dentist in Orlando, FL who offers special needs dentistry for adults and children of all ages. Make an appointment with us today to discuss your concerns and address your dental health. Your smile should last a lifetime, but it takes regular dental care to make that happen. Get the treatment you need in our office.


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