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Does Anyone Have Any Advise For Me Bringing My 3 Yr Old Son To The Dentist?

Does Anyone Have Any Advise For Me Bringing My 3 Yr Old Son To The Dentist?

Do they have to put them to sleep to work on them? My son has only seen a family friend who is a dentist fresh outta dental school and doesn't typically work with special needs babies. And are there special needs dentist's?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/too...

posted about 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My son was terrified of the dentist (still has anxiety but we got through it). We had our ABA team build dentist/teeth brushing tolerance into his program. The routine really help tremendously! Good luck!

posted about 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

There are special needs dentist, I googled it and called them up first and told them that my daughter had ASD. I am straight up with the dentist and doctors... The dentist I go has machines that don't make any sounds when she is cleaning her teeth. Hope you find it in your area...

posted about 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

You're welcome!

posted about 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks @A MyAutismTeam Member!
We have been working on the issue since he is 9 months old... and has improve tons... he nows accepts food, which before he didnt and almost had to resolve to gastric tube feeding... and I know there are others in the same situation!!
As I am always looking for info to help my son, the pdf is certainly a great source. Thank you!

edited, originally posted about 7 years ago
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