Individuals with special needs are often at an increased risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease or other oral health issues, and may require additional care or specific types of treatment in order to maintain a healthy mouth and smile. Dr. Stephen M. Taylor, Dr. Jim O. Taylor and Dr. William Reed are committed to helping patients with special needs receive the care they need.
What Is Special Needs Dentistry?
Special needs dentistry is designed to help patients who face physical, mental or other challenges enjoy good oral health. The goal of this type of care is to help special needs patients receive individual, high-quality care in a compassionate and comfortable environment where they feel safe. Our experienced dentists will work with both the patient and the primary caregiver to create personalized treatment plans which meet the patient’s needs as well as accommodate their ability to tolerate treatment. We will take the time to explain procedures, answer questions, address any concerns and ensure that the patient is at ease. We will take special care to modify treatments and treatment plans to accommodate specific situations and needs so that our patient can receive the care they deserve.
What Types of Conditions Make Special Needs Dentistry A Good Option?
Patients may benefit from special needs dentistry if they have a condition such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Down syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
Special needs dentistry is available for patients of all ages.
If you are the primary caregiver for an individual with special needs, please contact Taylor Dental & Implant Center at 405-722-4400. We will be happy to speak with you about options for their personalized care and provide you with more information about how special needs dentistry in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, can meet their needs.