Pediatric Dentistry for Children with Special Needs in Burtonsville

Pediatric Dentistry for Children with Special NeedsYour child's smile brightens your day, and you know how important it is to protect their smile. At First Chair Dentistry, we provide gentle dental care for children with special needs. Our friendly team has the training and services to help your little one enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile.

We are proud to serve the residents of Burtonsville, Montgomery, Howard, Prince George, and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat your child with the genuine respect and compassion they deserve. Finding a dentist for a child with special needs doesn't have to be difficult. We have the understanding and dental treatments your kid needs to achieve optimal oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?Pediatric dentistry encompasses the dental treatments and services that children and teens need to protect their oral health. Our compassionate dentist provides these services along with the expert approach that your child needs. We combine years of experience and training in helping special needs children with advanced technology to create an environment where your little one feels welcome and safe.

The training that our team has received to help kids with special needs covers medical, cognitive, developmental, and physical needs. We take the time to get to know your child and fully understand their unique situation to craft a treatment plan that is tailored to them and their specific needs.

Sedation Options for Children with Special Needs

Our team understands that some of our patients with special needs struggle with anxiety, and that's why we offer sedation options to help your child enjoy a calm and positive experience when they visit our dental practice.

We provide nitrous oxide in-office to help children relax during their visit. For those who struggle with more extreme anxious behaviors or require more extensive treatments and dental services, we provide general anesthesia in our surgical center. This allows your child to sleep peacefully through their dental treatment.

Pediatric Dental Care for All Children

Our team is passionate about providing quality dental care to all children. From our advanced training to help children with special needs to our wheelchair-accessible office, you can count on our team. We understand that a child with special needs may struggle to maintain their oral health through a daily dental hygiene routine, which is why we provide the array of services your little one needs to protect their smile. Our team will also provide you with education and tips on how to care for your child's smile at home.

Our gentle dentist takes the time to ensure your kid feels safe and relaxed and adjusts the pace of any procedure to maximize your child's comfort. We use age- and situation-appropriate language and provide an engaging atmosphere to make visiting our dental office as pleasant as possible. Our team makes it a point to develop a friendly and lasting relationship with your little one built on trust and kindness.

Pediatric Dentistry for Patients with Special Needs FAQs

We understand that you may have concerns and questions about the dental care your child needs. That is why we encourage you to ask questions and share any pressing thoughts. We are happy to provide the answers and information you need to make an informed decision regarding your little one's treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about pediatric dentistry for children with special needs.

What ages do you accept?

We believe that it's essential to begin dentist visits at a young age, and we accept children as young as one through the age of 18. For those with special needs, we may extend the age beyond 18 years old, depending on their specific needs.

Yes. Our office is equipped with televisions at every dentist's chair so your child can enjoy a show or a movie during their appointment. This often helps to distract them and alleviate anxiety.

The best way to prepare your kid for a dental visit is to have a calm and honest conversation about their appointment. Your little one trusts you, so when you explain to them that a dentist cleans their teeth and keeps their smile beautiful and healthy, it helps to alleviate anxiety and prepare them for the appointment. If your child has questions that you don't know how to answer, then call our office, and our friendly team will help you.

Our Friendly Pediatric Dentist for Children with Special Needs

Your child's smile is as beautiful and unique as a fingerprint, and it deserves to be protected. At First Chair Dentistry, we offer pediatric dental care for children with special needs. You can trust that we will consistently make your child's oral health and peace of mind a focus every time they visit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.