Every Child is Welcome at Our Dental Office

Children with intellectual and physical disabilities are welcome here at Main Street Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Pleasanton. Our dental experts possess the advanced training and experience needed to treat children who may suffer from various oral healthcare problems brought on by a physical, mental, or behavioral health condition. With child-friendly amenities and a compassionate approach, we can ensure that all children, no matter their unique needs, receive the high-quality dental care they deserve. If you have a child with special needs, call us to discuss how our pediatric special needs dentists in Pleasanton can help.

Why Choose Main Street Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Pleasanton for Special Needs Dentistry?

  • Special Accommodations Provided
  • Advanced Training & Experience from Our Staff
  • Friendly, Caring, & Patient-Focused Approach

The Special Dental Needs of Special Children

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Certain health conditions create unique oral healthcare challenges for children. While many must take medication that increases their risk of gum disease, others may suffer from extensive damage due to seizures or teeth grinding.

Fortunately, our team at Main Street Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics of Pleasanton is here to help by giving your child a chance to live life with a healthier smile. Some of the most common problems we see among those with intellectual and physical disabilities include:

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching)
  • Dental trauma
  • Gum disease
  • Delayed tooth eruption
  • Cavities due to poor oral hygiene or dry mouth caused by certain medications
  • Missing or extra teeth
  • Misshapen or misaligned teeth

How We Can Help

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We know it can be tiresome trying to get your child the care they need, which is why you can count on our team of dentists to deliver patient-focused care in a safe and welcoming environment. With board-certified experts who have the additional training needed to provide special accommodation, we will not only carve out ample time for these visits but also go over ways to take better care of their smile at home. You can trust that we will go the extra mile to ensure a positive experience for your child.

Sedation Dentistry for Special Needs Children

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If you have a child with a physical or intellectual disability, they may find it hard to sit still for prolonged periods or be overly anxious about their appointment. They might also become distressed at the sights and sounds that radiate throughout a dentist’s office. With sedation dentistry, we can create a more relaxing environment that helps to calm their nerves and ensure a more enjoyable experience. Offering nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and general anesthesia, we can discuss your child’s options during their appointment, allowing you to determine how best to move forward with your child’s oral healthcare needs.

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