Kids with Special Needs
At Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry, we work with children that have a wide range of needs. Many children (including patients diagnosed with high anxiety) can benefit from a graduated introduction to dental visits and dental care, particularly if it is their first experience.
The Special Needs Child
A knowledgeable dentist can help prepare you and your child for changes in oral structures, issues with feeding, and future development changes.
Some children lack the ability to fully open their mouths due to jaw development and may have difficulty brushing and flossing regularly, leaving them at risk for developing cavities. Children with sensory challenges may be averse to the texture or sensation of toothpaste and a toothbrush. Other children may have a limited diet higher in sugar which can affect oral development.
Finding a dental team that listens, becomes a therapeutic partner, and has resources available to families is key in establishing a life-long relationship toward the health of your child.
For children with special needs or high anxiety, our office provides several methods of sleep dentistry to calm their fears; call our office to learn more about sedation dentistry.
We Look Forward To Meeting You
Our front office staff is happy to discuss our services with you. Our dentists are here to serve your children and teens. For more information, contact one of our multiple Seattle area offices.
919 State Ave #104
Marysville, WA 98270
Phone: (360) 659-8100
9421 N Davies Road, Suite A,
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Phone: (425) 367-4149
14090 Fryelands Blvd Suite 348, Monroe, WA 98272
Phone: (360) 863-8700
7104 265th Street NW. #110
Stanwood, WA 98292
Phone: (360) 339-8000