Birmingham, Alabama dental clinic Hurst Pediatric Dentistry launched special needs children pediatric dental services. The clinic provides a wide range of dental services for children and infants.
More information is available at https://hurstpediatricdental.com/special-needs-children-have-unique-dental-concerns-are-parents-prepared/
Children with special needs often have a higher risk of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease or oral injuries. To address this need, Hurst Pediatric Dentistry launched special needs children pediatric dental services.
In the U.S., 20 percent of households have children with special health care needs. That is why it is very important for parents to find a pediatric dentist that is skilled and experienced in treating special needs children early on in the child’s life.
It is important for parents to remember that not all pediatric dentists are trained to treat special needs kids. There is a specialized training a pediatric dentist has to go through in order to address the special dental issues of special needs children. Moreover, the right pediatric dentist to look for is one that has a caring and loving attitude.
At Hurst Pediatric Dentistry, they develop a plan with the parents wherein the child visits the clinic several times before any dental procedures are even done. This is to make sure the child feels safe in the new environment and is ready and willing to be treated.
The visits may consist of just coming into the clinic to sit in the waiting area or in the playroom. After which, the child can be slowly introduced to the staff and the dentist, being careful never to force any introductions or meetings. When the child is able to sit comfortably in the treatment chair and is familiar with everyone around him will the appointment for treatments be made.
Hurst Pediatric Dentistry’s head dentist, Dr. Joby Hurst, has extensive training in dealing with anxiety in special needs kids. Often, sedation may be offered as an option for patients with physical or mental issues.
More information on Hurst Pediatric Dentistry is available through phone at +1-205-969-7454 or through their website https://hurstpediatricdental.com
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