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We Make Sure Every Child Can Smile

Children with special needs face a lot of additional challenges in life, including to their oral health. Developmental issues can lead to unbalanced bites, sensory or motor problems can interfere with at-home oral hygiene, and severe anxiety about visiting the dentist is extremely common as well. As a pediatric special needs dentist in Katy, Dr. Mehta has specifically trained to serve children with special needs, and she along with the rest of our team is ready to do everything we can to give your child access to the friendly and effective dental care they deserve. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have, just give us a call with any questions.

Why Choose Wellspring Pediatric Dentistry for Special Needs Dentistry?

  • Led by Award-Winning Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Years of Experience Working with Children with Special Needs
  • We Only See One Patient at a Time

How Do We Help Our Patients with Special Needs Feel Comfortable?

Young girl with some missing teeth smiling after seeing pediatric special needs dentist

We ask that if you have a child with special needs at home, please give us a call ahead of their appointment, and we’ll do whatever we can to make sure they have a comfortable experience. We will go at their pace and can do things to alter the lighting, scent, and layout of our office to suit them. Sedation dentistry is also an option for persistent nerves and is a safe way to calm them, plus it can enable our team to complete multiple procedures in a single visit to save time.

Dental Tips for Patients with Special Needs

Young girl receiving a dental exam

The biggest tip is that the best thing you can do for a child with special needs is keep up with their regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. This is the most effective way to make sure a child avoids dental problems rather than just having to get them fixed. Dr. Mehta will also work with you to help establish a realistic at-home routine so that you can keep your child’s teeth protected and healthy between appointments.