Dentist Visits and Autism

Posted on May 18, 2018

Fear of the dentist is common. Many adults are afraid of the dentist. Children with autism may be uncomfortable at the dentist because it is a new situation, they have to sit very still, or they are afraid of the tools or drill. Preparing children ahead of time can ease some anxiety. Learning tips and tricks from parents who have been there can help you make your child more comfortable at the dentist.

On MyAutismTeam, the social network and online support group for parents of kids with autism, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Dentist visits are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about going to the dentist:

Here are some conversations about dentist visits:

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyAutismTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Nope. Anesthetic was out of pocket for us. I suggest going to a dentist who knows behavior intervention techniques and every 2-3 weeks so they can help… read more

posted about 3 hours ago


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