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Dental appointments can cause stress and anxiety for some patients but tend to be especially challenging for those with special needs. Certain types of underlying health conditions or disabilities can make it more difficult for patients to tolerate dental work. Special needs dentistry utilizes various methods to help patients relax and feel calm while undergoing dental procedures. Dr. Nidhi Sikka and the dental team at Sikka Dental in San Jose are experienced providers of special needs dentistry.

Special Needs Dentistry

Having special needs can potentially interfere with a patient’s ability to undergo essential or dental work. Even a routine checkup with teeth cleaning can be challenging. For some patients, the experience can cause extensive stress and anxiety. For others, a dental setting can cause physical discomfort due to a health condition. For example, patients with asthma could potentially experience difficulty breathing during a dental exam. Special needs dentistry makes it possible for anyone to receive the essential dental care they need for optimal oral health.

At our family dental practice in San Jose, we specialize in special needs dentistry. Our team of dental professionals, led by Dr. Sikka, has the skills, training, and experience to deliver exceptional oral health services to all types of patients, including those with special needs. We can accommodate a wide range of individual needs and always treat all our patients in a friendly, gentle, sensitive, and caring manner.

Special needs dentistry can benefit patients with various conditions or concerns, including:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Mental challenges
  • Dental anxiety

Hospital and Sedation Dentistry

Depending on the specific needs of the patient, either hospital or sedation dentistry methods can be incorporated as part of special needs dentistry. Sedation dentistry involves the use of sedatives to reduce anxiety and help patients relax during dental procedures. Different types of sedatives can be used, such as a nitrous oxide or laughing gas. For some patients, full IV sedation is the best option.

Hospital dentistry involves performing dental work in a hospital setting where it is possible to utilize greater sedation options so that patients can sleep through their procedures. Hospital dentistry can benefit patients with severe dental anxiety who need extensive dental work, as well as patients with certain disabilities, behavioral disorders, or other conditions.

Our skilled and nurturing dental team can accommodate patients with a board range of special needs. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sikka for special needs dentistry, call Sikka Dental in San Jose at (408) 259-1280.

By Sikka Dental
January 09, 2018
Category: Oral Health

We pride ourselves on providing gentle and compassionate dental care to our patients.special needs dentistry

When it comes to children and adults who have special needs, it’s important that they are not only able to get proper medical care but that they also are able to turn to a doctor that they can trust to provide them with the individualized and unique care they deserve. Here in San Jose, CA, our dentists Dr. Nidhi Sikka and Dr. Mona Chattha offer special needs dentistry, so that patients of all ages can get the dental care they want when they want it most.

Why should I choose special needs dentistry?

It’s important for children and adults to come in for routine dental cleanings and exams every six months. Of course, if your child or a family member has special needs, you may realize that it’s important that their dental care offers more customized and tailored care.

In order for our dentists to treat an array of dental issues and provide special needs patients with complete dental offerings, they need to undergo advanced training, as does the whole dental team here at Sikka Dental. This ensures that when a patient with special needs walks through our door, we can provide them with the individualized care and assistance they require to make their dental visits easier.

Besides offering treatments and dental serves that are specially designed to each patient and their needs, we can also provide you with practical advice to help make day-to-day care for your smile just a little bit easier.

For example, some children and adults that don’t have full dexterity may find it more difficult to handle a manual toothbrush. As a result, they may be more likely to develop cavities. To counteract this, our dentist may recommend using an electric toothbrush, which will apply the proper amount of pressure to the patient’s teeth to provide a more thorough and easy at-home cleaning.

Do you have questions about special needs dentistry? Do you want to schedule an appointment for yourself or your children? Turn to Sikka Dental in San Jose, CA, for dentistry your whole family can trust.

By Sikka Dental
January 26, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
No matter what issues you are facing, our San Jose dentists are here to make sure you have the best smile possible.

If you are dealing with physical ailments that limit your mobility it may be tough to get up and moving most days let alone make it to see geriatric dentistry your San Jose dentists Dr. Nidhi Sikka and Dr. Mona Chattha as often as you should. Fortunately, we are making it easier than ever to see your dentist and keep your smile looking its best through our unique services.

GrubHub isn’t the only one that delivers!

It may seem odd to still find doctors that treat patients in their homes, but your San Jose, CA dentist is here to offer house call dentistry for those living with physical ailments that restrict movement and make it challenging to get around.

Instead of missing one dental appointment after the next due to physical constraint we make it possible for our patients to get the preventive and general care they need without ever stepping foot outside their door. To learn more about the different treatments and services we can offer you from the comfort of your own home give us a call.

Compassionate care isn’t a thing of the past

We know that going to the dentist isn’t always a fun experience, but our goal is to make sure that everyone gets the friendly and gentle treatment they deserve from our expert staff.

Our dental team is trained to provide oral care to patients with special needs including ADHD, Downs syndrome and cerebral palsy. Besides offering a full range of services and treatments, we also have an expert anesthesiologist who provides full IV sedation to our patients so they can feel more relaxed during their next procedure. With IV sedation, you can say goodbye to dental phobias!

Sikka Dental is here to provide quality and compassionate dental care to patients in the San Jose area. From sedation dentistry to home care, we do it all so that you can have a healthy, happy smile. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.