Special Needs Dentistry in Decatur, IL
Children with special needs often go without dental care because of the difficulty of finding a place where they can be safely and properly treated.
Our pediatric dental office in Decatur provides excellent preventative and therapeutic dental treatment options for children with special needs. Special needs dentistry is an important part of a pediatric dentist’s education. Our team’s training and experience working with children with special needs allows us to treat your child in the best way possible.
What Defines a Special Need in Dentistry?
The American Dental Association defines those who have special needs in dentistry as patients who require special care when receiving dental treatment due to physical, medical, or cognitive conditions.
Regardless of which type of special needs your child has, Dr. Bret and our staff can help tailor a dental treatment plan that works for your child’s personal needs. We work within the scope of your child’s abilities and comfort zone to offer great dental care.
We have experience working with children with all kinds of physical and developmental disabilities, including:
- Autism/Asperger’s syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Cleft lip and palate
- Down syndrome
- Hearing Impairment
- Sensory processing disorder
How Our Decatur Pediatric Dental Office Can Help
Jerger Pediatric Dentistry can help your child get the specialized dental care and support that they need for great dental hygiene.
Special needs dentistry is one of our most important specialties and just one of the things that sets our office apart from any other local office. We know that children with special needs require specialized treatment options that are as unique as they are, and our staff has extensive training and experience to make it happen.
Our office is equipped to provide each and every child with excellent care, and our team is specially trained and offers respectful, gentle treatment. Dr. Jerger and our staff are available to discuss questions or worries that you may have about bringing your child to the dentist and to help you determine the best route to take for their dental care.
We welcome your questions and would love to meet with you to discuss your child’s individual needs and create a treatment plan. Whether your child has anxiety about sitting in a dental chair, is unable to hold still for a significant period of time, or has a disability that specifically creates dental concerns (Down syndrome, for instance), we are dedicated to providing the gentle, compassionate care that your child deserves.
Call to Make an Appointment with Our Decatur Office
If you would like to know more about special needs dentistry and how we can help your child, we would love to hear from you. To discuss different treatment options for your child with special needs and to make an appointment at our Decatur pediatric dental office, please call (217) 875-3080.