Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Dentistry located in Austin, TX
If your child has special needs, board-certified pediatric dentist Reza Arzegar, DDS, and his expert team at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Austin, Texas, are here for you. They are highly trained to accomodate children with special needs during dental cleanings, exams, and treatments. Schedule an appointment for your child by speaking with a friendly team member over the phone or book online today.
Children with Special Needs Q & A
What is dentistry for children with special needs?
Children with special needs might require extra attention when it comes to oral hygiene and dental care. The experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics accommodate these children, making trips to the dentist comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable.
The team is highly trained in dental care for special needs children. Their friendly, gentle demeanor puts even the most anxious child at ease.
What are the accommodations for children with special needs?
Dental specialists develop effective treatment strategies after identifying factors that affect your child’s overall oral health, including:
- State of teeth and gums
- Calcium levels
- Saliva production
- Diet Digestion
The team at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics accommodates wheelchairs and other equipment children with special needs may use.
What should I expect during my child’s appointment?
When children with special needs arrive at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for dental appointments, they’re greeted by the warm, welcoming staff. They rest in a comfortable chair in a relaxing room while an experienced provider reviews their medical and dental history. Staff help lift your child into their dental chair when needed.
If your child benefits from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to relax them and put them at ease during dental procedures, the service is available. A hygenist might take digital X-rays and gently cleans their teeth. They remove plaque and tartar with special dental tools and brush and floss your child’s teeth to reduce the risk of decay.
Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics dentists review X-rays, examine your child’s teeth and gums, and let you know which treatment, if any, is right for them. They personalize treatments to accommodate your child’s unique needs and challenges.
Which pediatric dentistry treatments are available?
After a comprehensive dental evaluation, your child’s dentist might recommend preventive, restorative, or orthodontic treatments, such as:
- Fluoride application
- Protective sealants
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Baby teeth white crowns
- Tooth-colored crowns for permanent teeth
- Children’s braces
- Emergency dentistry
- Custom mouthguards
Administering treatment with laughing gas helps your child sit still and feel relaxed. The Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team has your child’s best interest in mind during and after their appointment. They discuss the best way to care for your child’s teeth and gums at home to optimize oral health.
To schedule a dental appointment for children with special needs, call the Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics office or book an appointment online today.