Special Needs Dentistry – Carrollton, TX
Meeting Your Loved One's Needs & Creating Positive Experiences
“DD dentistry is the best. So patient and they really make my handicapped daughter feel at ease.”
“I cannot say enough GREAT things about DD Family Dentistry! I have had bad experiences from previous dentists
and my anxiety level usually hits the roof - or I just avoid going to the dentist all together... I feel so very
taken care of - not rushed, not embarrassed - just an excellent and efficient appointment and personal level of
care you just don't see anymore.”
Whether you or a loved one have special needs, here at DD Family Dentistry of Carrollton, we believe everyone deserves to have as comfortable and positive of a dental experience as possible. We are passionate about helping our patients feel heard and cared for, and we’re happy to meet the access and functional needs of those with behavioral, physical, emotional, developmental, cognitive, or other disabilities to create more positive visits, regardless of age. Reach out today to learn more!
Special Needs Present Unique Oral Challenges
Did you know that patients with certain disabilities could face additional oral challenges? For example, those with missing or malformed teeth or who have poor dental alignment as a result of certain medical conditions can increase their risk of developing common oral health problems like cavities and gum disease. Patients with cerebral palsy are also more prone to grinding their teeth, leading to an increased chance of damaged or cracked teeth. Our team knows to keep an eye out for these dental issues to provide children and adults affected by them with the top-tier care they deserve.
How Do We Help Our Patients with Special Needs Feel Comfortable?
Our expert-trained anesthesiologist, Dr. Jocelyn Wicks, is not only experienced in helping patients with special needs but also qualified to offer any type of sedation you or your loved one may need to feel more comfortable in the treatment chair. Dr. Durga also has years of experience providing restorative and preventive dentistry for patients with varying types of special needs.
Dental Tips for Patients with Special Needs
Caring for one's smile with disabilities can sometimes be a struggle, especially if the person is unsure how their unique needs can affect dental health. Our team is here to help navigate this challenge! Here are a few tips to take care of your or your loved one's teeth and gums:
- Stick to a routine of brushing twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss at least once daily to remove food debris and plaque between teeth to prevent cavities and gum disease.
- For children, ask Dr. Durga about fluoride treatments to help strengthen tooth enamel and protect against cavities.
- Visit the dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings.