Patients who have special needs that make dental care more challenging, such as chronic medical and cognitive dysfunctions, require dedicated care that only a skilled, compassionate dentist can provide. In addition to a variety of customized sedation dentistry options, Dr. Lathrop and our team our also highly experienced at helping patients with special needs receive the high-quality dental care that they deserve. If you or a family member requires committed, specialized care due to autism, chronic disease, cognitive issues, or more, then schedule an appointment with our caring team by calling us today!
Special needs dentistry is a facet of oral health care that is designed specifically for patients who are inhibited by health concerns and/or disabilities. Like dental phobia, such conditions can make it difficult for patients to visit the dentist, communicate their concerns, sit comfortably long enough in the dentist’s chair, and receive the routine care that their smiles need. Special needs dentistry combines the calming effects of dental sedation with the skill and experience that Dr. Lathrop and our team have in providing comfortable, highly personalized care.
By creating a warm, welcoming environment and providing comfort through personalized dental sedation, Dr. Lathrop can offer special needs patients of all ages the dental care necessary to maintain good oral health. As a result, our approach to working around special needs offers our patients a number of benefits, including:
In most cases, special needs can mean patients who have autism, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spina bifida, severe arthritis, muscular dystrophy, or other conditions that can affect motor and cognitive function. If you or a family member exhibits any of these or similar conditions, then special needs dentistry may be the answer.