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Special Needs Dentistry – South Loop • Chicago, IL

Every Child is Welcome

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At Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we take great pride in being able to help absolutely every single child in the Chicago area, including those who have mental, physical, or sensory special needs. If you have a special child at home in need of dental care, know that we’ll make any accommodations necessary so both they and you can have a pleasant trip to the dentist. Just give our dental office a call, explain your situation, and we’ll do everything we can so it’s nice and easy for your child to get the high-quality care they deserve.

Why Choose Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Special Needs Dentistry?

  • Dr. Justin: board-certified pediatric dentist
  • Warm, friendly, & compassionate team
  • Sedation dentistry available

The Importance of Dental Care for Children with Special Needs

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Children with special needs have a much higher risk of developing dental health problems for a multitude of reasons. Many have mobility issues that make brushing and flossing very difficult, while others may have a lot of dental phobia because the dental office is an unfamiliar place. This is why those with special needs are more likely to have cavities, lose their teeth early, and experience oral development problems.

At Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we won’t just provide your child with any clinical service they might need, but our team can help you put together a homecare plan as well so your child can learn how to look after their smile between appointments, drastically improving their oral health in the process.

We’re Ready to Serve Children with the Following Special Needs:

  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Processing disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Blind/ visually impaired
  • Deaf/limited hearing
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • And more…

How Sedation Dentistry Can Help

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Dental sedation involves using safe and gentle methods to calm a nervous child so they’re able to receive dental care without experiencing stress, fear, or pain. We can use either nitrous oxide (better known as laughing gas) or even general anesthesiology for children who require more extensive procedures. We can discuss all of your child’s options when you give us a call so we can come up with the perfect plan. With our team, absolutely every child is able to get a healthy and happy smile.