DENTAL CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Dental Care for People with Special Needs
Everyone needs to be able to have dental care. However, some people need special facilities or services to have this care provided. People with physical disabilities may have problems getting into dental treatment or even into the dental chair. People with learning disabilities may become overanxious at the thought of going to the dentist or may need extra reassurance.
People suffering from severe medical problems may need extra precautions or care. We at SIRI offer facilities for wheelchair users We at SIRI provide experienced children specialists to treat Children with learning disabilities or any other medical conditions.
In some cases, electric or ‘power’ toothbrushes are recommended for people with mobility problems. They are also helpful to people with learning difficulties as they can be a novelty and therefore encourage brushing It is important to visit the dental team regularly. This would normally be every six months, but some people need to visit less often and others more often.