Bear Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

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210 N. Coit Rd, Suite 230
McKinney, TX 75071

DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
FOR SPECIAL SMILES

Every child deserves a healthy smile— that’s what our team at Bear Pediatric Dentistry believes. But not everyone can easily or comfortably sit in the dentist’s chair for the care they need. Children with physical, mental, or behavioral special needs may require extra accommodations to make the experience less stressful or painful. As an expert in helping children, Dr. Bear can treat your special needs child with compassion.

2 special need boys
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Pediatric Dentist with Years of Experience and Training

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Several Sedation
Options Available

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Customized Treatment Plan
for Each Patient

Girl with special needs

WHY IS DENTAL CARE IMPORTANT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS?

As a caregiver of a special needs child, you likely already know how challenging daily dental hygiene can be for your loved one. This leaves your child at an increased risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and other issues, which makes keeping up with their checkups and cleanings even more essential. Be sure to bring your child into our office at least twice every year so that we can catch problems as early as possible and remove calcified plaque from their teeth.

HOW CAN WE HELP OUR SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS?

Our friendly team will make every effort to help your child feel safe and comfortable. We’ll start by getting to know your child personally, learning about their likes and dislikes, and letting them get to know us better. In the process, we’ll not only understand what they need but also build trust that can make the experience better for everyone. During treatment, we can use headphones to distract them from any unpleasant sounds.

 
Boy with special needs at the park
Boy with special needs smiling

HOW CAN SEDATION DENTISTRY HELP?

Even with all the extra measures we take to help patients feel comfortable, some may still feel anxious or struggle to stay still for prolonged periods of time. Depending on your child’s needs, we can offer a variety of sedation methods to help them relax. Whether they just need a little nitrous oxide, general, or hospital anesthesia, we can adapt and customize our care so that they have the best experience possible.