Special Needs Patient Care
Dentist in Burlington
Dr. Mary Makhlouf has found that many adults with chronic illnesses or special needs have unique dental care needs that require a flexible approach. Certain patients might have medication or dietary needs that can compromise their dental health. Other patients have difficulty maintaining optimal oral hygiene habits. We understand that some adults with certain conditions might find it difficult to sit still for a dental examination or are unable to comply with basic examination requirements.
In those cases, you or your loved ones have a higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, tartar buildup, dental infections and oral trauma.
Our team is here for you and your loved ones. With years of experience, we will personalize the care and treatment to meet their needs. Our gentle, compassionate and creative manner of care will ensure your dental health is in good hands with our team.
Special Needs & Geriatrics
Patients who are dealing with cancer, illnesses that compromise their immune systems, or are taking a lot of medications are just some of the individuals who require special care dentistry. Dr. Mary Makhlouf spent years providing dental care in a hospital setting, coordinating care with physicians so she understands the specific needs of medically compromised patients. Are you dealing with any of the following?
- Diabetes – especially if it is left uncontrolled
- Bleeding Disorders or on Blood Thinners
- Heart Disease
- Radiation Therapy to Head/Neck, both Before and After
- Crohn’s Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Renal failure
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Taking Lots of Medications
- Down Syndrom
- Huntington’s Disease
These are just some of the problems that might require the unique touch and medical coordination of a special care dentist. Because keeping physicians in the loop such as coordinating care between chemotherapy treatments or arranging for other medical management prior to, during, and after dental treatment, receiving treatment from a dentist who knows about dental care for medically compromised patients is critical. If you or a family member are struggling with serious or chronic illness, let Dr. Mary Makhlouf be the dentist you call upon for your care.
For more information about special needs dental care, call our Burlington office today.