Special Needs Dentistry

Everyone has teeth that need care by a dental professional. Checkups, cleanings and tooth repairs are vital to maintaining a healthy smile, but some people have difficulty getting the care they need. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we welcome patients of all ages at our practice and do our best to make dental care comfortable for everyone. If you or anyone in your family has special needs, dentistry is available at our dental center. Our compassionate and experienced dental team will make accommodations to ensure every patient receives the dental care they deserve.

There are health conditions that can make it harder to maintain a healthy smile. From physical and mental challenges to diseases and disorders, everyone has different struggles when it comes to oral care. Dr. Timothy Casey, Dr. Brian Macall and everyone on our team at Liberty Lake Smile Source are dedicated to providing excellence in dentistry for every patient. We will work with you and your family to find the best solutions to achieve optimum oral health for all the members of your family.

Sedation dentistry can play a significant role in special needs dental care. Patients who have difficulty relaxing or sitting still for long periods can benefit from sedation methods to put them at ease. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we have a board certified anesthesiologist for IV sedation, as well as oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide. If necessary, we can provide dental care under IV sedation at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA.

Patients With Disabilities

Oral health is vital for everyone, but patients with disabilities may have a difficult time receiving the dental care they need. Not all dental practices offer easy access to dental care for all patients, but at Liberty Lake Smile Source, we welcome patients with disabilities. Whether you have a physical limitation or your child has challenges, our compassionate dental team can ensure every member in your family receives the dental care they need. Contact our dental center in Liberty Lake, WA if you want the best dental care for your entire family, including those with disabilities.

Whether a family member needs special physical accommodations or has trouble sitting still in a dental chair, we can provide solutions at Liberty Lake Smile Source. Our entire dental team is committed to providing exceptional dental care for every patient, regardless of the circumstance. We understand that not everyone has the same needs and personalize treatment plans for each patient based on their specific concerns. If needed, we can perform dental care in a hospital environment for extreme cases. Dr. Macall has hospital privileges at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane if IV sedation dentistry is required for a patient.

Patients With Severe Gag Reflex

A gag reflex is a normal response to prevent substances from entering the airway or throat. However, some people have a more sensitive than normal gag reflex that can make dental care difficult. If dental tools in the mouth cause you to gag or react, you may be uncomfortable during dental visits. At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we offer comfortable dental care for patients with severe gag reflex at our dental center in Liberty Lake, WA.

For most people with a sensitive or severe gag reflex, anything touching the back of the tongue or mouth can cause a reaction. This can be a physical or mental condition – the body can react on its own or stress can cause a more severe reaction. There are some exercises that can help reduce a sensitive gag reflex, like concentrating on breathing or using relaxation techniques. However, there are also distractions and sedation options available, which we offer at Liberty Lake Smile Source.

Comfortable Dental Care

At Liberty Lake Smile Source, we have designed our dental office with your comfort in mind. We offer treatment rooms equipped with blankets, pillows, TVs and headphones to ensure you can relax and focus on enjoyable media during your visits. For some people with a sensitive gag reflex, just watching TV and reducing outside noise can help them relax during their dental treatments. For a more severe gag reflex reaction, we offer sedation dentistry options.

Nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation are available at our dental center for patients with a severe gag reflex. Using sedation can eliminate the physical and mental response by relaxing the mind and body during treatment. We also offer IV sedation in extreme situations where dental treatment is needed but the patient needs heavy sedation.

Do not let a sensitive or severe gag reflex stop you from achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. If you live in the Spokane, Post Falls, ID, or Liberty Lake, WA, area, come see us at Liberty Lake Smile Source. We welcome patients with special needs like severe gag reflex at our dental center. Contact our dental practice today to schedule your first visit and make sure to let us know about your condition.

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