I recently took the plunge to see the dentist after 7 years due to me getting really bad tooth ache after ingoring the fact that I have broken my tooth last april when holiday and never went to get it looked at and removed it because I generally don't like the fact that you have to pay for treatment e.t.c also I have had bad experiences with dentist in the past so If I have to go it has to been with a special needs dentist and the one I saw yesterday became my go to dentist person and see will be doing all the treatment I need like a tooth removal, a filling and clean but the dentist person is going to be building me up to the tooth removal stage and by doing minor treatments to get me used to what going on and what the person is like.
Has anyone esle had issues with dentist or struggle to see a Special Needs ones and what are your thoughts on the dentist and autism situation.
I went 10 years once without going. Thankfully my teeth were okay but they did spot a crack on the x-ray where my tooth was close to breaking off. I had to have it mended and luckily had a lovely dentist who understood how anxious I was.
I don't like lying flat. I don't like people having their fingers in my mouth. I don't like having a person's face in mine. I don't like the light. I don't like the pain!
Honestly the only reason I go regularly now is to be a good example to my daughter.
Have never heard of a special needs dentist.
no i havent. i told them, the receptionist, i had autism but not sure if it made any difference. i am actively addressing not going to the dentist that is since i was diagnosed . it comes "under not looking after yourself".
It might be a UK thing, it basically where the practioner is specially trained to treat anyone with special needs and addtional needs
I am sorry I was getting some information about Autism friendly Dentists and I can't remember who it was for on the forum so trying you first but not sure if it's you or not the person was from Northamptonshire. Sorry if your not the right person thanks a lot. Best wishes.