Special Needs Pediatric Dentistry
At iGrin Pediatric Dentistry, we value every child, no matter their special healthcare needs. We enjoy spending time with each of our patients to watch them grow and become all that they can be.
Our Pediatric Dentists
Dr. Richards and Dr. Kanas are our pediatric dentists in Powdersville, SC, and Boiling Springs, SC. Our doctors specialize in children’s dentistry and enjoy working with children from their first dental appointment to their teenage years. They seek to provide a fun and comfortable dental experience to those with healthcare needs. Our staff enjoys spending time with children, regardless of their developmental disabilities or their individual needs.
Health care for individuals with special needs requires specialized knowledge and increased attention beyond what would be considered routine in the dental workplace. Special health care needs are “any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.”
The Importance of Special Needs Dentistry
Children with special needs are at a higher risk for gum disease, oral trauma, and tooth decay throughout their lifetime. These oral diseases can have a significant impact on the overall health and quality of life of a child with health problems or conditions. Oral health is an essential part of overall health and well-being.
Although most children have trouble adapting to the dentist’s office at first, those with special needs require more attention. They require a relaxing and comfortable environment where they can feel at ease and trust the staff that is working with them. At iGrin Pediatric Dentistry, we have a comfort menu for your child that includes blankets, stuffed animals, and noise-canceling headphones.
Your Child’s Dental Visit
Going to a pediatric dentist allows your child and family the ability to create a program that caters to your child’s specific emotional, mental, and physical needs to acclimate them to the experience of visiting the dental office. Our dental visits for special health care needs children look similar to our routine visits, but we take into account your child’s personal development needs. We take our time to ensure your child is comfortable and enjoys their time at the dentist’s office.
For more information on our process with special needs health care patients, contact us.
Boiling Springs: (864) 606-0006
Powdersville: (864) 220-5437