Why Special Needs Dentistry Is Crucial

Patients who have special needs often have a much harder time in social situations. One area that sadly contributes to people with special needs being singled out is a lack of easily accessible dental care. Though it’s deplorable, some folks just don’t understand how empathy works! This is compounded by the unfortunate fact that the tools and techniques used by most general dentists are not always suited to assisting children with special needs. This is where The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA comes in!

When special needs patients attend a general dentist, it often means they suffer through unnecessary pain and are exposed to a greater risk of incurring dental injury. In order to mitigate this, and create a safe space in the process, our practice provides private rooms that are safe and perfectly suited for the patient. We rely on top-of-the-line dental technology and our staff is trained in direct, empathetic communication.

After conversing with the parent or caretaker, we will conduct a thorough analysis of the patient’s medical history. During our dental exam, we will check the teeth, and perform any necessary cleaning or polishing, all the while adopting our excellent chair-side manner and relying on both sedation and calm, reassuring words.

Our hope is that we can help special needs patients feel safer in the world around them. If we can do it in one area of their lives, then perhaps the rest of the world can catch up! The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA is here for you and your loved ones. We serve satisfied patients in Northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County and also offer dentistry for medically complex cases. Contact us today!

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5284 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia