Special Needs Dentistry
Exceptional Special Needs Dentistry in Greater San Antonio Area
If your loved one requires special dental care, whether they are a child or an adult, we are happy to offer you the quality dentistry they deserve. At Alligator Dental, we believe that everyone should have access to exceptional dental care, no matter their circumstances. Our compassionate team has the experience and training to provide effective, sensitive care that fits every need.
Our talented dentists, Dr. Al Burns, Dr. Anas Hakimeh, and Dr. Scott Theurer, strive to treat each patient with compassion, patience, and gentleness. We proudly serve families in Cibolo, San Marcos, Seguin, and the surrounding communities. Call us today and schedule your appointment.
Protecting the Smiles of Patients with Special Needs
All our staff members have experience working with patients with various physical and mental disabilities, including non-verbal cases, down syndrome, autism, and mobility limitations.
If your loved ones are dealing with physical, developmental, medical, or cognitive conditions, our well-trained professionals are known for their sensitive approach to dental treatment. We offer patients and their parents or caregivers an accepting, relaxing environment that keeps everyone at peace.
Our dental offices provide more advanced care to those with more complex needs and requirements. We can help manage behaviors and relieve any fear a child or adult with special needs might have. We can get all the required treatments done at once and even offer cleanings under sedation for those who need extra relief from stress.
High-Quality Special Needs Dentistry We Provide
We provide adults and children with personalized, thorough, and comprehensive care to address all their needs. We believe that they deserve access to the best dental care they can get and strive to give them all the care they need. We are committed to creating the right treatment plan for them with as much respect as any patient.
Some of the services our practices offer include:
- Gentle Exams and Dental Cleanings
- First Dental Visit
- Dental X-Rays
- Infant’s First Visit
- Fluoride Treatments
- Emergency Dentistry
Preventive Care with Exams and Cleanings
We know that people with special needs may have difficulty following a good hygiene routine at home. For that, we adapt our care to the needs of your loved one. We provide regular dental exams and cleanings to protect smiles at any age.
For patients who are distressed or uncomfortable in a dental chair, our team is happy to accommodate this need and find ways to work with them efficiently. Our dentists usually start by performing simple exams that keep patients at ease. They will also listen and observe to identify the patient’s concerns. If a more detailed exam or x-rays are needed, we do our best to make these services as comfortable and -stress-free as possible.
Once done, we will deliver a diagnosis and work with the parents or caregivers to build a treatment plan that fits their needs.
We are committed to delivering adults and kids with special needs professional dental cleanings that are fun and relaxing. We also offer fluoride treatments to ensure our patients’ oral health is always in check and keep harmful bacteria away.
Special Needs Dentistry FAQ
It’s common to have questions about dental care for patients with special needs! Our compassionate staff is always ready to address all your concerns. We are also happy to walk you through our services and explain the methods we use to accommodate those needs.
A few of the questions we receive include:
Yes, Alligator Dental offers various sedation types, including laughing gas, oral, IV, and general sedation, depending on our patients’ specific needs.
We offer special needs services in three locations: Cibolo, Seguin, and San Marcos. Our Cibolo and Seguin locations are very close to the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC). Our dentists can treat patients there when general sedation or a special setup is required.
Our San Marcos location offers safe sedation dentistry through an in-house team ready to help children and adults whenever needed.
It’s always essential to prepare your child or loved one before a dental appointment. Before their consultation, sit down and talk to them about visiting the dentist. Explain that this visit is essential for their teeth to be healthy and that it will be an enjoyable visit. Setting their expectations will make it less likely for the patient to feel anxious.
If you aren’t sure how to answer some of their questions, give our office a call. We’ll help you find an age-appropriate, friendly way to respond to their inquiry and make them feel heard.
Quality Dentistry for Every Patient in Greater San Antonio Area
At Alligator Dental, we enjoy putting a smile on our patients, along with their parents and caregivers. We proudly offer dedicated and compassionate care to those who need it most. Our Dentists, Dr. Al Burns, Dr. Anas Hakimeh, and Dr. Scott Theurer, welcome all patients with special needs, young and old alike.
We also welcome referrals from foster care homes and mental health facilities. Contact us today and schedule your visit.