Receiving adequate dental care can pose a challenge for patients with disabilities, but this shouldn’t be the case. Suppose you or a family member has physical, emotional, or other disabilities that make dental visits more challenging. In that case, San Antonio dentist for disabled adults, Dr. Nikhaar Keshwani and her family dental team are more than willing to accommodate your needs. At Babcock Family Dental, we warmly welcome all patients and strive to do our best to ensure that everyone receives comfortable, consistent, and superior dental care at our dental clinic on Babcock Rd. Here are a few methods that we employ when caring for patients with disabilities:
Comfort & Amenities: If your gag reflex is anxiety-induced, Dr. Keshwani offers
luxury amenities like blankets and neck pillows to make patients feel cozy in the dentist’s chair.
Sedation Dentistry: Whether you prefer mild to moderate sedatives, our San Antonio sedation dentist can prescribe non-IV sedation dentistry to get you through your appointment comfortably:
Oral Conscious Sedation generally works well for those that don’t respond to laughing gas. As part of your dental treatment plan, Dr. Keshwani can prescribe an oral sedative taken as instructed and before the appointment. While this method might make your eyes feel heavy, it works quickly, and patients typically wake up much faster than deeper forms of dental sedation.
Some patients with severe gag reflexes may avoid going to the dentist because of the dreaded putty impressions and bulky x-ray sensors. Thankfully, inventors in dental technology have listened to these common complaints, and modern dental 3D scanners and digital dental x-rays are a blessing for people with a strong gag reflex.Instead of using alginate impressions, Dr. Keshwani uses dental 3D scans to create models for veneers, invisible braces, and more. Some patients can’t stand to feel the bulky dental x-ray sensors in their mouth or can’t hold still enough to capture usable digital x-rays. Dentistry no longer requires the use of traditional x-rays. At Babcock Family Dental, our dedicated dentist employs digital dental x-rays because they are more comfortable and offer real-time results.