Dental visits can produce stress, fear, and anxiety in many patients. Some health conditions or developmental disabilities can make it more difficult for patients with special needs to tolerate dental work. A special needs dentist has the knowledge, skills, experience, and compassion to provide the quality dental care patients with special needs deserve. Dr. John Taylor provides special needs dental care at St. Francis Dental in Baltimore, MD.
Special Needs Dentistry
Special needs dentistry focuses on accommodating a wide range of individual needs while delivering exceptional dental care in a caring, gentle, and sensitive manner. Some patients with special needs experience extensive stress and anxiety over dental visits. Others might experience physical discomfort during dental appointments due to a health condition, such as severe asthma that makes it difficult to breathe. Not all dentists are equipped to handle these challenges.
At our office in Baltimore, MD, special needs dental care is one of our specialties. We make access to dental care simple so any patient can receive the dental care they deserve for better oral health. Dr. Taylor treats patients of all ages with all types of special needs, including those with any of the following conditions:
- Breathing disorders
- Developmental disabilities
- Intellectual disabilities
- Behavioral issues
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
Geriatric patients sometimes have special needs that make it difficult for them to receive essential dental care. Dr. Taylor has decades of experience treating seniors with a wide range of special needs, including those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia. His commitment to quality and compassionate care has earned him several awards from the American Dental Association for Geriatric Dentistry and Access to Care. Whether age-related health issues affect you or a loved one’s ability to receive dental care, our highly skilled special needs dentist can help.
Benefits of a Special Needs Dentist
Some of the benefits of choosing a dentist who provides special needs dental care include:
- They have expertise in caring for patients with various special needs
- They know how to tailor dental care to suit the individual needs of each patient
- They are skilled in utilizing sedation dentistry and other techniques, as needed, to help patients relax and feel more comfortable
- Their dental office can accommodate patients with physical disabilities
- They provide dental care in a gentle and compassionate manner
It is so important to seek out a special needs dentist to ensure patients with certain conditions or concerns receive the customized dental care they need. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Taylor to learn more about our special needs dental care by calling St. Francis Dental in Baltimore, MD, at (410) 347-2995.