It's important to know that with the best dental technology comes a comfortable environment for all of our patients, including those who have special needs. This requires a change in typical dental care to accommodate those individuals.
For example, when a patient has down syndrome, it is crucial for their dental providers to be proactive in preventing conditions that may pose a higher risk - such as dry mouth or tooth decay.
The same can be said for treating individuals with needs like cerebral palsy, autism, and many other mental, physical, social, or medical backgrounds.
We tailor your family’s care experience by altering services, such as:
- Lowering of the lights or office music for older patients, and providing instructions written out before leaving so that important information isn’t forgotten
- Assisting children who have behavioral problems by providing "sleep dentistry" or nitrous oxide sedation
- Enabling those with mental illness with a slower or more quickly paced procedure with detailed step-by-step information for their care giver
As you can see, special needs come in all shapes and sizes. We want to let you know we care about all of our patients' comfort as well as their oral health, regardless of their background. It is usually the case that these individuals' oral hygiene is not as adequate as it should be for optimal health. Thus, it is crucial to know our office and staff are equipped to make their experience and oral health the best possible.
We approach treatment and examinations from a highly experienced practice history, and do our best to promote our patients' overall wellness. Plus, our patients typically enjoy the relaxing experience of lying back to watch a bit of television while we get things done!
Dr. Jeff and the Torghele Dentistry team are here to help in any way needed. Call our Ogden office today to discuss how we can accommodate the needs of you or your family member.