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?
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!
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...
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!