Dentistry is for all. When it comes to proper dental care, everyone is a candidate. There is no exception. However, for a person with disabilities, it is sometimes difficult to keep good oral hygiene. Lack of proper oral hygiene could increase the risk of acquiring oral irregularities such as gum disease. To prevent this, the field of dentistry offers special dental care for patients with special needs.
We at Clover Smile Studio care about our patients from all walks of life so much that we want to lend our help by providing an excellent Special Needs Dentistry services. We compassionately welcome our patients with disabilities and support their special care needs. Sometimes, it is hard to maintain proper oral care to the person with disabilities in the family that is why we offer different dental tools that could help them achieve optimum oral care at home without sacrificing comfort and convenience.
There are many types of disabilities. It could be physical, emotional, or developmental. Whichever of the three, they all deserve to be given the proper care in whatever areas of life. Here are common disabilities that can be a candidate for special needs dentistry:
- Mobile impairments
- Cerebral palsy
- Visually impaired
- Bipolar disorder
- Conduct disorder
- Psychotic disorder
- Anxiety disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Brain Injury
- Intellectually Disabled
Patients with disabilities exhibit poor oral hygiene due to difficulty in performing them. They deeply need someone else’s help; it might be from their families or personal caregivers. With regular special needs dentistry appointment and using the right dental tools, the patient’s dental experience will be made easier. These are helpful tools useful in working with special-needs patients:
Mouth props. Standard mouth props and retractors help special patients who suffer from involuntary bodily movement open their mouth for an extended period. This is an essential tool when brushing or flossing the patient’s mouth.
Medical Immobilization Devices (MID). It is a medical device for any portion of the body. It will help support the patients with ambulatory issues or an additional aid during examinations.
As the number of people with disabilities is arising, dentistry needs double action to break the barrier and provide adequate dental care needs to those who specially needs it.
Everyone deserves an anxious-free, comfortable dental experience. Avail of our Special Needs Dentistry services in Austin. Book your appointment with us at Clover Smile Studio, visit us at 16009 FM 1325 Suite 200 Austin TX 78728.