Call us at (615) 297-7597

Dental Options for Sensory Issues

Dental Options for Sensory Issues

If you have arrived at this blog by searching for dental options for sensory issues, we at Adams and Seaton Pediatric Dentistry would like to help. We know going to the dentist can be overwhelming and upsetting for a child with sensory issues. Our dentists and staff want to do everything we can to make every child’s dental appointment as calm and stress-free as possible. No pediatric dentist Nashville has to offer is more caring than Dr. Adams or Dr. Seaton.

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Children experiencing sensory processing disorders are either “sensory seekers” or “sensory avoiders.” Sensory seekers gravitate toward specific sensory inputs. For example, they might find brushing their teeth a soothing experience. However, sensory avoiders may experience external stimuli as either irritating or painful. We have

Preparing for a Trip to the Dentist

For children with sensory issues or just too much dental anxiety, we have suggestions for you. First, schedule a tour of our offices before the appointment date. Getting familiar with the offices before the appointment may ease some of the tension on the day of the appointment. Secondly, let us introduce your child to our staff and dentists. Again, familiarity is key.

Finally, let our dental staff know your concerns and your child’s specific needs so we can address them. For example, our reception area is very bright because of its large windows. This could be a problem for a child with light sensitivity issues. If we know this problem exists, we will take you and your child to one of our rooms with low light as soon as you arrive.

Are You Looking for a Pediatric Dental Options for Sensory Issues in Nashville?

Adams and Seaton Pediatric Dentistry Nashville welcomes children with sensory issues. Dr. Adams, Dr. Seaton, and their staff work diligently to create an environment that is a safe space for all children. If you have any questions or concerns, please call to schedule a tour, consultation, or appointment today!