Dental care can be made available to all who need it by mitigating the most common challenges parents face in these regards, publishes acfpdentistry.com
Wadesboro, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2015 -- According to a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the number of American children with untreated tooth decay is on the rise. Having reached an estimated 50 percent, this figure reveals those ages 2 through 11 are not receiving the dental care they need. In an effort to reverse this trend throughout Wadesboro and the surrounding areas, Dr. Thome of Anson County Family & Pediatric Dentistry has launched ramped up efforts to mitigate the most common circumstances leading to the lack of dental care among local children.
Thome affirmed, "Parents today are up against plenty of trials when it comes to attaining dental care for their children. The most generic of these is finding a dentist with the additional 2 to 3 years of training needed to cater to pediatric and special needs patients. While we do provide adult care, we also offer the full range of treatments for our youngest citizens to ensure their dental issues do not carry over into adulthood."
With almost 45 percent of those falling into this category hailing from low income households, many of these families rely on Medicaid to cover the cost of their medical and dental needs; therein lies the most prevalent challenge. Parents make one phone call after another in an attempt to locate a dental clinic willing to accept Medicaid patients, only to have every door slammed in their faces. The ACFP Dentistry website indicates this practice does accept Medicaid as well as numerous other forms of dental insurance.
Third in the list of the most prominent issues pertaining to dental care for young children is fear. For patients ranging from 2 to 5 years old, lack of experience with a dentist's office is typically responsible for their anxieties. Those aged 6 to 11 often fall victim to exaggerated horror stories from their peers. ACFP encourages familiarizing young patients with their practice before subjecting them to treatment. For those who continue to exhibit concern over facing the dentist's chair, Anson County Family & Pediatric Dentistry dental services can be performed under nitrous oxide.
Said Thome, "Through ourlatest efforts, we have addressed the 3 most common problems regarding access to pediatric dental care. We offer the qualification, child-friendly atmosphere and wide range of insurance acceptance families need to ensure their children receive proper treatment and preventative measures. Our goal is to make sure all our patients are comfortable before, during and after treatment while teaching them about dental hygiene practices that will benefit them throughout their lives."
About Anson County Family & Pediatric Dentistry
Armed with the latest in dental equipment and continually updated training in caring for patients of all ages, Anson County Family & Pediatric Dentistry serves their community by striving to provide "A Better Dental Experience" regardless of the needs at hand.