Caries risk test
- FOTI (diagnostics via cold light sensor)
- Saliva state (saliva tests)
- digital X-rays low in radiation
Especially when it comes to children, a reduction of radiation exposure by modern X-ray techniques is a must for any responsible doctor. A children’s dental office with state-of-the-art equipment, we work with digital X-ray machines. Our computer-based X-ray procedure reduces radiation to a minimum. Digital X-rays is reasonable to analyze the development of the human set of teeth and to rule out diseases. This includes children who already suffer from caries, especially if interdental spaces are inaccessible.
- tooth brushing lessons
- professional teeth cleaning
- fissure sealing
- nutritional counseling
Glass ionomer cement
These so-called "cements" are being used as an alternative for amalgam and they are fully covered by statutory health insurance. Glass ionomer cements show a yellowish, opaque color. They are a lot softer and thus not as resilient as synthetic fillings. Furthermore, they aren´t easy to polish. We recommend this way of dental restoration only shortly before the loss of the primary tooth.
Due to possible quicksilver exposure during the processes of laying and removing the fillings, amalgam is not used in our dental office.
Composites are tooth-colored, plastic filling materials, which, after being put into the cavity (the “cave” in the tooth which is supposed to be filled after the caries has been removed), are hardened with a little LED polymerization light. Composites are available in many color variants and can thus be matched perfectly with the individual tooth color. After the treatment, it is impossible to detect where “caries and periodontal diseases” have left their traces. With a special bonding agent, the filling is put into the cleaned tooth and hardened with the LED polymerization light. That way, a dense seal of the defect is guaranteed. Synthetic fillings are more resilient than glass ionomer cement fillings, which is why they show longer durability. The beautifully white filling is very easy to polish and can last the life of a primary tooth.
Primary tooth endodontics
Primary teeth – compared to regular teeth – have a relatively big tooth nerve. That´s the reason why caries bacteria can rapidly cause dental nerve (pulp) inflammation. In this case, route canal therapy is unavoidable.
If a tooth is severely damaged by caries and periodontal diseases, assembled children’s crowns made of ceramic or high-grade steel are being used in the posterior area. In the worst case, the inflammation can spread towards the nerve canal into the surrounding osseous tissue and cause an abscess (“chubby cheeks”). These teeth cannot be safeguarded, as they endanger the secondary teeth as well. To avoid this, root canal therapy is often necessary for severely damaged primary teeth. The infected nerve tissue (pulp) is partly removed (pulpotomy/vital amputation) and the tooth can be taken care of with a build-up filling and a children’s crown. However, if the entire nerve is inflamed, the entire nerve tissue has to be removed (pulp resection). In this case, the nerve canal is taken care of with absorbable filling material. Subsequently, the children’s crown is used.
Primary back teeth have a crucial “place holder function” for the second teeth. An early loss of a primary tooth disturbs the functioning and development of the entire chewing apparatus, in which case we recommend the insertion of a placeholder. Whether the placeholder is tight or removable needs to be decided with regard to the individual case.
Dentures for children
If children lose one or more of their teeth because of an accident or due to caries, it is essential to ensure food intake and phonetics. Slightly colored dentures for children restore the function of chewing and biting-off. Consequently, every child can chew and laugh!
Mouthguards for sports
Your child goes in for all kinds of sports? Then don’t forget an individual mouthguard for the sake of your child’s teeth!Just contact us to see what we can do for you!
Types Of Treatment
To ensure painless treatment, we use anesthesia on your tooth at any kind of operation. Therefore, a sort of “tooth jam” is put on the oral mucous membrane first, in order to make the impact of the anesthesia syringe more comfortable. After a short reaction time, the treatment can begin.
We use nitrous oxide for frightened children with slighter dental defects or for patients having a pronounced gag reflex. Here, your child inhales a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen via a special inhaler, calms down, and so the treatment turns to minor matters! During the entire procedure, your child will be fully conscious. It’s merely a minor sedation.
If a tooth needs to be removed early due to an inflammation, we refer to sedation (medical calming) for frightened patients. As a general rule, the patient won’t remember the dental treatment afterwards. Hereby, negative experience at the dentist’s can be avoided. The child needs to be sober therefore. Our highly experienced anesthetic team will monitor your child before and after the treatment.
When it comes to extensive dental treatment and children with dentophobia, anesthetics are the best thing to do. If necessary, our anesthetist will give your child a liquid tranquilizer prior to anesthetics. The parents don’t leave the operating theatre before the child sleeps deeply. Our anesthetist and his assistant will monitor your child during the entire operation. After the procedure, your child, accompanied by the parents, will go to our cozy watch room where he or she will sleep off until our anesthetist discharges him or her.