Special Needs Dentistry in Glenview IL

Working with patients who have special needs or have medical complications requires advanced knowledge, compassion and understanding.  During their training in the General Practice Residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Rogers and Dr. Gripentrog, had the opportunity to provide care for many special needs and medically-compromised patients.  Because of their extensive training, both doctors are comfortable and capable of providing high-level care to special needs patients or those with ongoing medical conditions.

Patients with Special Needs

Special needs patients are not necessarily patients who suffer from severe mental or physical challenges.  Their unique needs may be the result of a disability or impairment, a recent medical condition or some change to their physical health that may have an effect on their oral health.  Anyone who may require a different approach to dental care may be considered a special needs patient.  

We are trained and skilled at handling a variety of special circumstances as they relate to dental care.  Dr. Rogers and Dr. Gripentrog pride themselves on providing compassionate, purposeful care for patients with special needs that provides results.  Here are a few examples discussed below:

Developmental Disabilities

Beginning at birth, patients with special needs can notice a profound effect on their dental health.  Children with special needs are often at increased risk for developing various oral abnormalities or diseases.  It is very important to find a dental professional who specializes in understanding your child's specific oral and dental needs in order to identify any issues that may arise and assist in maintaining optimum oral health.

At Gallery Park Dental, we will evaluate your child's specific needs and risk for dental disease in order to create a treatment strategy tailored to their unique circumstances.   Our approach is centered around prevention and places a heavy emphasis on education regarding brushing, flossing and dietary habits as well as providing you the information you need to effectively manage your child's oral healthcare.

Cancer

Our doctors and office staff have years of training and experience in handling the unique challenges that patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer treatment may experience.  Cancer treatment often requires a multi-disciplinary approach with the involvement of various healthcare providers.  We are experienced at coordinating care and providing treatment recommendations with other treating doctors.  Please be sure to see your dentist, if at all possible, for a thorough dental evaluation prior to beginning radiation or chemotherapy treatments; as these treatments may have a profound effect on your dental health, in addition to your overall health.

Diabetes

Diabetic patients may face a variety of dental complications as a result of their medical condition.  Not only can patients with diabetes suffer from slower healing times but they are prone to periodontal disease because they are more likely to develop bacterial infections.  In conjunction, the presence of advanced periodontal disease can complicate your body's ability to regulate blood glucose levels thus, contributing to the progression of diabetes. 

These are only a few of the areas of special needs dentistry we treat at Gallery Park Dental.  Please contact our office for more information regarding any issue you may have that requires special attention.  

Providing Exceptional Care in a Warm, Comfortable Setting

We strive to ensure that all patients at our office are treated with the respect and compassion they deserve.  Our office is designed to facilitate this level of care including ADA accessible hallways, exam rooms and restrooms allowing us to easily accommodate patients with disabilities.  You will find our office to be a warm, comfortable setting to help put you at ease so you can feel positive about your experience.

At our Glenview dental office we make it a point to care for more than just your smile.  The professional team at our office will take the time needed to talk to you about your treatment and answer any questions you may have.  We will be there every step of the way to provide you with the tools and information you need to manage your oral health.

Please contact our office at (847)250-1130 to schedule a consultation to address any medical concerns you may have and provide appropriate recommendations for your oral healthcare.