Services

Special Needs Children

Welcome to our Special Needs Dentistry Service at Children’s Dentistry of Abilene, where we provide compassionate and personalized dental care for children with unique needs. We understand that visiting the dentist can be challenging for children with special needs, and our dedicated team is here to ensure a comfortable and positive experience for every child.

Understanding Special Needs Dentistry

Children with special needs may require extra support, accommodations, and patience to receive dental care effectively. We offer a range of tailored treatment options to accommodate the unique needs of children with special needs. From gentle cleanings and routine exams to more complex procedures, our experienced pediatric dentists and staff are equipped to provide comprehensive dental care in a safe and supportive environment.
Special needs dentistry encompasses a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Developmental delays

Our Approach to Special Needs Dentistry

At Children’s Dentistry of Abilene, we believe in a patient-centered approach to special needs dentistry. Our team is trained to provide individualized care that addresses the unique needs and challenges of each child. We take the time to listen to parents and caregivers, understand their concerns, and develop personalized treatment plans that prioritize the child’s comfort and well-being.
We understand the importance of creating a supportive and sensory-friendly environment for children with special needs. Our dental office is designed with comfort and accessibility in mind, featuring calming colors, soothing music, and sensory-friendly amenities to help children feel relaxed and at ease during their visit.

Our Approach to Special Needs Dentistry

At Children’s Dentistry of Abilene, we believe in a patient-centered approach to special needs dentistry. Our team is trained to provide individualized care that addresses the unique needs and challenges of each child. We take the time to listen to parents and caregivers, understand their concerns, and develop personalized treatment plans that prioritize the child’s comfort and well-being.
We understand the importance of creating a supportive and sensory-friendly environment for children with special needs. Our dental office is designed with comfort and accessibility in mind, featuring calming colors, soothing music, and sensory-friendly amenities to help children feel relaxed and at ease during their visit.

Compassionate and Patient Staff

Our staff members are experienced in working with children of all abilities and are dedicated to providing compassionate and patient-centered care. We take the time to build trust and rapport with each child, using gentle communication techniques and positive reinforcement to help them feel comfortable and cooperative during their dental appointments.

Compassionate and Patient Staff

Our staff members are experienced in working with children of all abilities and are dedicated to providing compassionate and patient-centered care. We take the time to build trust and rapport with each child, using gentle communication techniques and positive reinforcement to help them feel comfortable and cooperative during their dental appointments.

Sedation Dentistry Options

For children who may have difficulty sitting still or cooperating during dental procedures, we offer sedation dentistry options to help them feel more relaxed and comfortable. Our pediatric dentists are trained in administering sedation safely and effectively, ensuring that children receive the care they need without unnecessary stress or anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry Options

For children who may have difficulty sitting still or cooperating during dental procedures, we offer sedation dentistry options to help them feel more relaxed and comfortable. Our pediatric dentists are trained in administering sedation safely and effectively, ensuring that children receive the care they need without unnecessary stress or anxiety.

Collaboration with Caregivers and Specialists

We believe in the importance of collaboration and communication between caregivers, dental professionals, and other specialists involved in the child’s care. We work closely with parents, guardians, and healthcare providers to develop comprehensive treatment plans that address the child’s dental needs within the context of their overall health and well-being.
We are committed to empowering families with the knowledge and resources they need to support their child’s dental health at home. Our team provides education and guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, dietary recommendations, and strategies for managing dental anxiety in children with special needs.

Collaboration with Caregivers and Specialists

We believe in the importance of collaboration and communication between caregivers, dental professionals, and other specialists involved in the child’s care. We work closely with parents, guardians, and healthcare providers to develop comprehensive treatment plans that address the child’s dental needs within the context of their overall health and well-being.
We are committed to empowering families with the knowledge and resources they need to support their child’s dental health at home. Our team provides education and guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, dietary recommendations, and strategies for managing dental anxiety in children with special needs.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have a child with special needs and are seeking compassionate and personalized dental care, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Children’s Dentistry of Abilene. Our team is here to support you and your child every step of the way, ensuring a positive and stress-free dental experience

Schedule an Appointment

If you have a child with special needs and are seeking compassionate and personalized dental care, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Children’s Dentistry of Abilene. Our team is here to support you and your child every step of the way, ensuring a positive and stress-free dental experience

Sedation Options

Children’s Dentistry of Abilene was founded with a simple goal – to create an environment where children feel confident and positive toward dental care. Our team is committed to providing simple, welcoming, and affordable dental care to the families in our community. We provide dental care ranging from routine checkups to restorative work to surgery.

Understanding Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry involves the use of medications to help patients relax and remain calm during dental procedures. It can be particularly beneficial for children who have dental anxiety, fear of needles, difficulty cooperating, or who require extensive or complex treatment.

At Children's Dentistry of Abilene, our priority is the safety and well-being of our patients. We carefully evaluate each child's medical history, dental needs, and level of anxiety to determine the most appropriate sedation option. Our experienced pediatric dentists are trained in administering sedation safely and effectively, ensuring that children receive the care they need with minimal stress or discomfort.

Sedation Options

We offer a range of sedation options to meet the unique needs of each child:
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild sedative that is inhaled through a small mask placed over the child’s nose. It produces feelings of relaxation and euphoria, helping children feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is safe, reversible, and wears off quickly, allowing children to resume normal activities after their appointment.
General Anesthesia
General anesthesia is a sedation option reserved for children who require complex or extensive dental treatment or who have significant medical or behavioral issues that prevent them from undergoing treatment in other settings. Under general anesthesia, children are completely unconscious and unaware of the procedure, ensuring their comfort and safety.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild sedative that is inhaled through a small mask placed over the child’s nose. It produces feelings of relaxation and euphoria, helping children feel more comfortable during dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is safe, reversible, and wears off quickly, allowing children to resume normal activities after their appointment.

General Anesthesia
General anesthesia is a sedation option reserved for children who require complex or extensive dental treatment or who have significant medical or behavioral issues that prevent them from undergoing treatment in other settings. Under general anesthesia, children are completely unconscious and unaware of the procedure, ensuring their comfort and safety.

Regardless of the sedation option chosen, our team prioritizes safety and closely monitors children throughout the entire dental procedure. We use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to track vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, ensuring that children remain stable and comfortable.

Before and After Sedation Care

Before administering sedation, we provide parents and caregivers with detailed instructions on how to prepare their child for the procedure. This may include fasting guidelines, medication instructions, and pre-operative guidelines to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the sedation. After the dental procedure is complete, we provide post-sedation care instructions to parents and caregivers, including guidance on monitoring their child’s recovery, managing any side effects, and resuming normal activities.

Schedule an Appointment

If you believe that sedation dentistry may be beneficial for your child, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Children’s Dentistry of Abilene. Our caring and experienced team is here to provide gentle and compassionate dental care, ensuring that your child feels comfortable and relaxed during their visit.

Schedule an Appointment

If you believe that sedation dentistry may be beneficial for your child, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Children’s Dentistry of Abilene. Our caring and experienced team is here to provide gentle and compassionate dental care, ensuring that your child feels comfortable and relaxed during their visit.

Teeth Cleaning

Welcome to our Teeth Cleaning Service at Children’s Dentistry of Abilene, where we provide comprehensive and gentle dental cleanings to help children maintain healthy smiles for life. Regular teeth cleanings are essential for preventing cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues, and our experienced team is dedicated to ensuring that every child receives thorough and personalized care.
The Importance of Teeth Cleaning
Regular teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral health at every age. For children, dental cleanings play a crucial role in preventing cavities, removing plaque and tartar buildup, and promoting healthy gums. Professional cleanings also provide an opportunity for our dental hygienists to assess the child's oral hygiene habits and provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques. At Children's Dentistry of Abilene, we understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating for children, which is why we strive to create a positive and comfortable environment for every patient. Our friendly and compassionate dental hygienists are trained to work with children of all ages and are skilled in using gentle techniques to ensure a stress-free teeth cleaning experience
Comprehensive Cleaning and Examination
During a teeth cleaning appointment, our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean the child's teeth using specialized tools to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains. They will also floss between the teeth and along the gumline to remove any debris and bacteria. After the cleaning, our pediatric dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of the child's teeth, gums, and oral tissues to check for any signs of decay, infection, or other issues.
Preventive Treatments
In addition to teeth cleaning, we offer a range of preventive treatments to help protect children's teeth from cavities and other dental problems. This may include the application of fluoride varnish to strengthen the tooth enamel and reduce the risk of cavities, as well as dental sealants to provide an extra layer of protection against decay on the chewing surfaces of the molars.
Education and Guidance
At Children's Dentistry of Abilene, we believe in empowering children and their families with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain good oral health between dental visits. Our dental hygienists provide education and guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and dietary habits. We also offer personalized recommendations for oral care products and techniques tailored to the child's individual needs.
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The Importance of Teeth Cleaning
Regular teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining good oral health at every age. For children, dental cleanings play a crucial role in preventing cavities, removing plaque and tartar buildup, and promoting healthy gums. Professional cleanings also provide an opportunity for our dental hygienists to assess the child's oral hygiene habits and provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques. At Children's Dentistry of Abilene, we understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating for children, which is why we strive to create a positive and comfortable environment for every patient. Our friendly and compassionate dental hygienists are trained to work with children of all ages and are skilled in using gentle techniques to ensure a stress-free teeth cleaning experience
Comprehensive Cleaning and Examination
During a teeth cleaning appointment, our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean the child's teeth using specialized tools to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains. They will also floss between the teeth and along the gumline to remove any debris and bacteria. After the cleaning, our pediatric dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of the child's teeth, gums, and oral tissues to check for any signs of decay, infection, or other issues.
Preventive Treatments
In addition to teeth cleaning, we offer a range of preventive treatments to help protect children's teeth from cavities and other dental problems. This may include the application of fluoride varnish to strengthen the tooth enamel and reduce the risk of cavities, as well as dental sealants to provide an extra layer of protection against decay on the chewing surfaces of the molars.
Education and Guidance
At Children's Dentistry of Abilene, we believe in empowering children and their families with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain good oral health between dental visits. Our dental hygienists provide education and guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and dietary habits. We also offer personalized recommendations for oral care products and techniques tailored to the child's individual needs.
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Schedule an Appointment

If your child is due for a teeth cleaning or if you have any concerns about their oral health, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Children’s Dentistry of Abilene. Our caring and experienced team is here to provide gentle and comprehensive dental care in a welcoming and kid-friendly environment. Together, we can help your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life.

Schedule an Appointment

If your child is due for a teeth cleaning or if you have any concerns about their oral health, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Children’s Dentistry of Abilene. Our caring and experienced team is here to provide gentle and comprehensive dental care in a welcoming and kid-friendly environment. Together, we can help your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile for life.

Trauma Dentistry

Welcome to our Trauma Dentistry Service at Children’s Dentistry of Abilene, where we provide prompt and compassionate care for children who have experienced dental trauma or emergencies. Dental injuries can happen unexpectedly, and our experienced team is here to provide immediate assistance and expert treatment to help alleviate pain, prevent further damage, and restore oral health.
Dental trauma refers to injuries or damage to the teeth, gums, or surrounding oral tissues caused by accidents, falls, sports-related injuries, or other traumatic events. Common types of dental trauma in children include: Tooth fractures Avulsions (knocked-out teeth) Luxations (dislodged or loose teeth) Soft tissue injuries to the lips, cheeks, or tongue At Children’s Dentistry of Abilene, we understand the urgency and emotional impact of dental trauma, especially for children and their families. Our experienced pediatric dentists and staff are trained to handle a wide range of dental emergencies with compassion, skill, and efficiency. We prioritize patient comfort and safety, providing prompt and effective treatment to address the immediate needs of the child.
When a dental emergency occurs, it’s essential to seek prompt dental care to minimize pain and prevent further complications. Our team is available to provide immediate care and pain relief for children who have experienced dental trauma. We offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies and strive to accommodate urgent cases as quickly as possible. Depending on the type and severity of the dental injury, treatment options may vary. Our pediatric dentists will assess the child’s condition and develop a customized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. Treatment for dental trauma may include: Tooth Repair: For fractured or chipped teeth, we offer restorative treatments such as dental bonding, tooth-colored fillings, or dental crowns to repair and restore the tooth’s structure and function. Tooth Re-implantation: In cases of avulsed (knocked-out) teeth, prompt re-implantation may be possible to save the tooth. Our team will provide instructions on how to handle the avulsed tooth and will attempt to re-insert it into the socket if feasible. Stabilization of Loose Teeth: For luxated (dislodged or loose) teeth, we may recommend stabilizing the tooth with splints or orthodontic appliances to facilitate healing and prevent further displacement. Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries: Injuries to the lips, cheeks, or tongue may require cleaning, suturing, or other forms of wound care to promote healing and prevent infection.
While dental emergencies can occur unexpectedly, there are steps that parents and caregivers can take to minimize the risk of dental trauma. This may include using protective gear during sports activities, avoiding chewing on hard objects or ice, and practicing good oral hygiene to maintain strong and healthy teeth

Schedule an Appointment

If your child has experienced dental trauma or is in need of urgent dental care, we encourage you to contact Children’s Dentistry of Abilene immediately. Our compassionate and experienced team is here to provide prompt and effective treatment to help your child recover from dental emergencies and restore their smile. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us in case of a dental emergency—we’re here to help.

Schedule an Appointment

If your child has experienced dental trauma or is in need of urgent dental care, we encourage you to contact Children’s Dentistry of Abilene immediately. Our compassionate and experienced team is here to provide prompt and effective treatment to help your child recover from dental emergencies and restore their smile. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us in case of a dental emergency—we’re here to help.