Providing dental care to patients with disabilities may require modifications to the traditional treatment plan. Patients with special needs include individuals who are disabled due to physical limitations (congenital, traumatic and/or physiological), medical complications (systemic, acquired and/or hereditary), developmental problems (congenital and/or acquired), and cognitive impairments (mental, sensory, emotional and/or behavioural).
Caring for a special needs patient takes compassion and understanding. While most treatments can be done by Behaviour management techniques, some children may require treatment under general anaesthesia.
We recommend your child has his/her first dental visit before the age of one. We can work up a prevention plan for your child so that many potential dental problems can be avoided entirely.