At Barefield Pediatric Dentistry, we pride ourselves on being able to help absolutely every child in Duncanville, including those with mental, physical, and sensory special needs. If you have a special child at home, know that they are always welcome here, and we’ll be happy to make any accommodations necessary to ensure a relaxed visit for both you and your little one. Our team has decades of experience working with special children, and we can’t wait to welcome your family into our practice!
Dental care is essential for any child, but this is particularly true for special needs children, as they often have difficulties performing routine oral hygiene. This can result in a higher occurrence of cavities and gum disease, which can quickly lead to tooth loss and all of its associated problems. Persistent dental issues can also affect a child’s confidence, adding another challenge that could easily be avoided. Thankfully, our team has the ability to give every child a beautiful, healthy smile so they can feel comfortable showing off their teeth no matter where they are.
Our team can provide your child with regular checkups, cleanings, and restorative services to quickly fix any problems that pop up along the way. We’ll also bend over backwards to make sure your child is completely comfortable at every visit. Many children have some degree of dental phobia, but our friendly team will quickly make this a thing of the past! And, in addition to providing a wide variety of in-office services, we can also work with you and your child to help them put together an oral healthcare routine at home, making it easier for them to stay healthy between appointments.
Our office is happy to help children with the following special needs (to name a few):
Sedation dentistry is a collection of techniques we can use to calm a nervous child’s mind as well as prevent them from feeling any physical discomfort while in the chair. It can help even the most frightened child become relaxed while enabling our team to perform any necessary procedures more easily. We can offer different degrees of sedation based on how a child feels about going to the dentist, and we will work closely with parents to figure out which one would be best for your son or daughter. That way, they can have a fantastic first visit with us which will surely make subsequent appointments much smoother.