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Special Care Patients

special needs dental patients

At Thomasville Dental Center, we want to be a dental health resource for all patients. When an adult or child faces medical, mental or physical challenges, Dr. Sanders can sometimes assist them with their dental needs by scheduling a longer, well planned appointment, and in some cases, navigate treatment successfully with the support of dental sedation.

Since opening his practice in 2004, Dr. Sanders has provided dental care for patients of all ages with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, pulmonary conditions, heart disease, autism, Down's Syndrome and chronic illnesses.

To properly assist our special needs patients, we recommend a consultation with both the patient and caregiver to discuss the best approach. Dr. Sanders may request to speak with the patient’s physician to review medications and identify any potential treatment limitations. In some cases, he may recommend the services of a dental specialist, such as an oral surgeon or pediatric (children's) dentist.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation has proven to be a comfortable and stress-free approach for many patients who struggle with extreme anxiety, uncontrolled movements or tremors that interfere with dental treatment. Under dental sedation, most patients can have several procedures completed in a single appointment while in a deeply relaxed state. This creates new options for patients that might not otherwise be able to tolerate dental care.

Everyone deserves a healthy smile! If you or a loved one has medical, physical or mental challenges that make it difficult to have dental care, please Contact Us to talk about your situation. We will do everything we can to help guide you through consultation, treatment and any necessary referrals.