Going to the dentist can be a task that makes many people feel nervous. For those with special needs, dental visits can be even more stressful. It can be challenging to find the right office that will care for a patient with autism or other disabilities, but here at Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, we can offer peace of mind to patients and caretakers of those on the spectrum or with other special needs.
At our office, we have experience with adults and children with special needs and know how to make your visit easier. We want you to feel as relaxed as possible during your visit. We’re here today to explain how special needs can impact a patient’s visit and how we can help.
Having Special Needs Can Affect Your Experience at The Dentist
Those on the spectrum or who have other disabilities may experience anxiety, hypersensitivity to lights, sound, and touch, difficulty with communicating, and more. These challenges may lead to difficulty with regular oral care like brushing and flossing at home. This can lead to developing cavities and several other issues if not treated.
During a trip to the dentist, their appointment can be overstimulating due to the sounds of tools, the feeling of getting their teeth cleaned, and other things happening around the office during their visit.
Our staff is proud to be knowledgeable about treating patients who may need particular attention. We are here to provide comfort and support to our patients so that they can have a positive experience.
How Does Lathrop Dental Center Help?
To help a patient who may find dental trips stressful we can offer sedation options during treatment. Sedating a patient who may be prone tooverstimulation and anxiety allows the patient to be calm during their dental visit. Our anesthesiologists offer an array of sedation options, including Nitrous Oxide, Oral Sedation, and IV Options.
By providing a variety of sedative options, the patient or a caretaker can choose the option most suited for themselves depending on the treatment. These methods not only help a patient reduce their anxietyand increase their comfort levels, but they allow the dentist to work with minimal interruption, which assists in an overall smooth dental visit. This gives the patient peace of mind and a sense of comfort as they continue their biannual dental checkups.
Call Today to Discuss Treatment Options
In our office, we have experience with special needs patients and know how to provide a calm and relaxing environment to have an efficient dental visit. If you are looking for someone to provide a caring and personalized approach to dentistry, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 today to schedule an appointment.