Because a complete team is involved in treating each of our patients, we aren’t able to provide dental care in the same way other dental office are; although, if your loved one is in pain, we will work to see them as soon as possible. If they are experiencing discomfort like a toothache, have knocked-out a tooth, or have lost a restoration, we can help get their oral health back on the right track before additional issues arise. Just call us to schedule an appointment to receive emergency dentistry for special needs patients in Grand Prairie, TX!
Although it’s impossible to completely avoid dental issues, there are some ways that you can help reduce your loved one’s risk of an unexpected trip to our dental office:
For the comfort of our special needs patients and the convenience of their caregivers, Disability Dental Services strives to provide most dental services in our Dallas location. We can perform minor oral surgical procedures, such as extractions, root canals, and gum reduction in the comfort of our Dallas dental office. Dr. Ford is a certified anesthesiologist, and Disability Dental Services has other anesthesiologists on our team. To make patients comfortable and calm during surgical procedures, we can administer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, oral conscious sedation, or IV sedation.
If your family member is experiencing a painful toothache caused by an infection within the inner chamber of their tooth, we may recommend root canal therapy. During this procedure, we’ll completely numb the area that we’ll be treating and place your loved one under sedation to help them feel more comfortable. Then, Dr. Ford will access the inner chamber of their tooth, remove the infected pulp that’s causing their pain, and rebuild the tooth’s structure using a putty-like substance called gutta percha. Finally, we’ll protect their tooth by capping it off with a customized, natural-looking dental crown.
We understand that there’s no substitution that can compare to natural teeth, which is why we never recommend extracting our patient’s tooth unless it’s absolutely necessary for them to maintain good oral health. If your loved one does require an extraction, we can easily restore their smile with a customized prosthetic that will look exactly like their natural teeth, allowing them to smile with confidence.
Wisdom teeth get their name because they typically grow in between the ages of 16 and 25. Not every third molar needs to be removed, but in cases where it could negatively impact your loved one’s oral health or the alignment of their teeth, this procedure may be necessary. Dr. Ford and our team at Disability Dental Services can safely and painlessly remove their wisdom teeth if there’s not enough room in their jawbone for them to grow in, it’s causing them severe discomfort, or it could put them at an increased risk of developing an oral infection.