If you or a loved one suffers from a disability, it is not uncommon for dental health to be of concern. Some disabilities can impede the skills needed to perform simple oral hygiene functions, leading to an increase in possibility of tooth decay and gum disease. Those with a mental disability may not fully understand the importance of keeping up with their dental health and the thought of a dentist office may cause anxiety.
That is why those with physical and mental disabilities may be good candidates for anesthesia. Often times those with disabilities struggle to get good dental care due to their condition; such as back pain, joint pain, heart or lung (asthmatic) problems, severe gagging, and those with ADHD/Autism or mental disabilities. There may be special treatment options available to help patients with medical or mental concerns. We will address any concerns you may have for you or someone you care for to see if anesthesia is a viable treatment option.
Call Dr. Silva, Collegeville’s leading Dentist specializing in servicing special needs patients, at 610-489-5555 for an appointment for your loved one. Our dental office is located in Collegeville. We also provide dentistry for special needs patients to the following areas: Royersford, Oaks, Limerick, Blue Bell, Skippack, Norristown, and more