What does dental treatment for people with disabilities cover?

While 85-90 percent of healthy individuals experience oral and dental health problems, it is seen that this rate is close to 100 percent in disabled people.

In our clinic, in addition to other branches of dentistry, local anesthesia as well as sedation and general anesthesia are provided to our disabled patients.

It should not be forgotten that it is the most natural right of disabled people to receive the highest level of health care, like other normal people.

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Ramps, door entrances, toilets and clinical equipment have been considered in order to facilitate the wheelchair access of physically handicapped individuals within the clinic. It should not be forgotten that it is the most natural right of disabled people to receive the highest level of health care, like other normal people.

First of all, special attention should be paid to eating habits. Tooth decay occurs very quickly and easily due to sugar-containing foods such as milk, ready-made food and fruit juices consumed by bottle-fed disabled people. For this reason, teeth should be cleaned with a toothbrush if possible, or a clean cheesecloth after each feeding. They should not be fed at night unless absolutely necessary.

The main cause of tooth decay is sugary, acidic foods that easily stick to teeth and gums. If a special diet for the disabled is not recommended, foods containing plenty of sugar and carbohydrates should not be consumed as much as possible; When it is to be consumed, it should not be given between meals, these foods should be consumed in the main meals.

If tooth brushing is not possible for disabled people who have to be fed with puree, soft foods, the mouth should be rinsed after the meal or food residues should be wiped clean. Since most of the drugs in syrup form contain sugar, more attention should be paid to oral and dental care in those who use these drugs constantly. The patient's teeth should be brushed by his parents or caregivers, the patient should be taken to regular dentist checks and preventive applications from caries should be made. In terms of trust, patient follow-up should be done by the same dentist, if possible.

If the dental treatment of mentally handicapped persons, who cannot communicate or who have difficulties in perception, cannot be performed under local anesthesia, and if there is a need for intervention under general anesthesia, the treatment should be carried out under the responsibility of the anesthesia and reanimation specialist. It should be documented that it is performed in health institutions that have general anesthesia and intervention units. A certified copy of the report prepared in accordance with the provisions of the "Regulation on Disability Criteria, Classification and Health Board Reports to be Given to the Disabled" shall be attached to the invoice to be issued.

According to the application communiqué on treatment aid published in the Official Gazette No. 26532 on 25.05.2007; Article 8.2: Persons with 40% or more disabilities can apply directly to all health institutions and organizations or private dentistry, by documenting their disability for dental treatments.

As in healthy individuals, dental health problems in disabled individuals differ from person to person. Treatment and psychological behavior options vary according to the personality, emotional state and medical condition of the disease. The dental treatment of these patients includes various difficulties for both the patient and the physician due to the lack of physical and/or mental adaptation. While the treatment of adaptable patients can be performed under local anesthesia or with sedation support, the treatment of severe mental or physical disabilities can only be performed under general anesthesia. Under general anesthesia, treatment of all teeth can be performed in a single session.

Every tooth lost in disabled patients brings bigger problems. Speech and chewing problems that occur with tooth loss can reduce the efficiency of the child's education and life. Most patients cannot adapt to using prostheses and other appliances. For this reason, it is very difficult to continue with their lives with missing teeth. Due to dental treatment problems in disabled individuals, it is of great importance to make regular dental check-ups and prevent caries.

Having healthy teeth and gums is the most natural right of all children. Children with healthy teeth can chew food better, eat better, and speak more clearly and clearly by saying the letters better. The aesthetic appearance of healthy teeth also increases the self-confidence of children. For this reason, attention should be paid to oral and dental health, which is the beginning of their general health.

You can brush your child's teeth in any room with sufficient light. For example, if your child is in a wheelchair, the kitchen or bathroom may be ideal for brushing teeth. If your child is in bed, you can brush his teeth by slightly raising his head, rinse with water with the help of a glass or straw and have him spit into a bowl. The best place for brushing is where your child feels comfortable and where you believe brushing is best done.

You can brush your child's teeth in many positions. Supporting your child's head is important. Stand behind the wheelchair. Use your arm or chest to support your child's head and brush their teeth. Or sit in the back of the wheelchair. After checking the brakes of the wheelchair, tilt the chair slightly towards your knees and clean its teeth. In the absence of a wheelchair, have your child sit on the floor and you sit in a chair behind him. Let your child gently rest his head against your knees. If it's inconsistent, you can use your legs to stabilize your hands. If in bed; put your child on your knees. Brush his teeth by supporting his head with your hands. If your child is inconsistent and resists brushing, then you can brush their teeth with the help of a second person. Remember, in whatever position you brush; You should make sure that the child's head is well supported.

Things to consider in tooth brushing techniques; Place the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle where the teeth meet the gums. Brush the tooth surfaces with circular and back-and-forth movements without pressing too hard. Start brushing from the upper jaw. Brush the cheeks first, then the palate and chewing surfaces. Do the same for the lower teeth. Make sure all teeth are brushed. Brush the back of the front teeth with back and forth movements, holding the toothbrush upright. For a fresh breath, it is necessary to brush on the tongue.

To prevent dental caries, teeth must be brushed regularly every day. Dentist checks should be done every 6 months without interruption. Regular check-ups ensure early detection of problems before they grow.

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In our clinic, in addition to other branches of dentistry, local anesthesia as well as sedation and general anesthesia are provided to our disabled patients.

Ramps, door entrances, toilets and clinical equipment have been considered in order to facilitate the wheelchair access of physically handicapped individuals within the clinic.

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