Treatment for Special Needs Patients
Many people with special needs (i.e. Autism Spectrum, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, developmental delay, debilitating physical impairments) require special care. They may be more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease or oral trauma. They may also require medication or a diet that is detrimental to their dental health. There are also patients who have medical problems such as assorted neurological diagnoses who may have uncontrollable movements. For these patients, dental treatment without sedation or general anesthesia is impossible.
Dr. McCormick has a medical residency in anesthesiology and is one of the few general dentists in the state of Oklahoma who can provide both sedation and general anesthesia to these special patients who would otherwise not be able to receive dentistry in a conventional dental setting.