Personas Discapacitadas: Ven a Special Need Dental

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Las personas discapacitadas a menudo tienen miedo de ir al dentista. El pensamiento los llena de ansiedad. Se quedan despiertos por la noche pensando en el zumbido agudo de un taladro dental. La ansiedad por ir al dentista es extremadamente común. ¿Y adivina qué? Eso califica como “necesidades especiales.”

HCS Waiver Program and Dental Care

In Texas, individuals with intellectual disabilities or related conditions are eligible to receive free or reduced-cost services through the Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Program. HCS is a Medicaid waiver program through the State of Texas. Services provided through HCS include group home and companion care services, occupational, physical, and speech therapy, and dental care, among others. HCS is intended … Read More

Parkinson’s and Dental Care

If you have Parkinson’s, you may be wondering how it will affect your dental health. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder that can cause a number of problems, including tremors, rigidity, and impaired balance and coordination. While these symptoms may not seem related to dental health, they can actually make it more difficult to take care of your teeth and … Read More

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Dental Care

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a set of birth defects that can result when a pregnant woman drinks alcohol. These defects can include physical, mental, and behavioral problems. Dental problems are common in people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. These problems can include tooth decay, gum disease, and problems with the jaw. Good dental care is important for people with Fetal Alcohol … Read More

Cystic Fibrosis and Dental Care

Cystic fibrosis is a chronic, progressive disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. People with CF have difficulty breathing and absorbing nutrients from food. CF is caused by a defective gene that causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus. This mucus build-up can damage the lungs and block the pancreas, preventing the absorption of essential nutrients. … Read More

Angina and Dental Care

Angina is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases in the United States. Angina is when the heart does not receive enough bloodflow and thus not enough oxygen and results in pain in the upper body. There are two types of angina: stable and unstable. Stable is predictable: The pain occurs on a schedule, such as during exercise, but reliably … Read More

Fragile X Syndrome and Dental Care

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems, including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. People with Fragile X syndrome often have distinctive physical features, such as a long face, large ears, and macroorchidism (enlarged testicles). They may also suffer from anxiety, depression, and ADHD. People with Fragile X syndrome are more likely to have … Read More

High Blood Pressure and Dental Care

High blood pressure is a condition affecting more than 116 million people in the United States. Many people with high blood pressure are unaware of the risks involved with going to a regular dentist, especially if they also suffer from dental anxiety. They are at greater risk of adverse events, such as stroke or organ damage, by going to a … Read More

ADHD and Dental Care

Patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need dental care that accommodates their special needs. According to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, cavities are the most common dental issue patients with ADHD face. This is because routing habits, such as brushing and flossing their teeth, can be difficult. It’s also the result of the medications many ADHD patients take, which can … Read More

Sedation Dentistry for Diabetics

Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes often have difficulty finding a dentist willing to provide sedation dentistry in order to perform such procedures as root canals and extractions. Other sedation options, such as local injections or nitrous oxide, are relatively simple to get as most dentists are confident in giving these to diabetic patients. This is because the … Read More