Types of treatment

Fear and pain during treatment do not have to be an issue. The severity of the procedure, age, fear and the child’s willingness to cooperate determine the type of treatment. Often anaesthesia with our “tooth jam” or our “sleeping water” is sufficient. With small and anxious children, we work with laughing gas, hypnosis techniques and sedation. If a large number of teeth are affected, there is the option of general anaesthesia.

Local anaesthesia

To ensure painless treatment, many procedures require anaesthesia of the tooth to be treated. Since many children are afraid of injections and find the sharp injection pain very unpleasant, we first apply our “sleep jam” to the injection site. The fruit-tasting gel numbs the oral mucosa and the subsequent anaesthetic injection (our “sleeping drops”) only causes a slight feeling of pressure. Our local anaesthetic works very quickly: the treatment can begin just half a minute after the anaesthetic injection has been administered.

Hypnosis

Special hypnosis techniques make it possible to treat our young patients without fear or pain. The aim is to put the child into a kind of trance state in which he or she concentrates so much on pleasant things that the treatment itself becomes a minor matter. This “switch-off function” is achieved, for example, through child-friendly word games and stories, the use of positive terms (e.g. “You may now…”) and constant physical contact (feeling of safety and security). The continued care of the child after the treatment, coupled with lots of praise, reinforces the positive feeling. Your child will leave our practice with a good feeling.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

We use laughing gas especially for small and anxious children. It has a relaxing and anxiety-relieving effect. It is administered via a small nasal mask and puts the young patients into a euphoric state, which also significantly reduces the sensation of pain and gag reflex. After the nitrous oxide supply is discontinued, the child immediately returns to a normal state. Laughing gas enables gentle, light sedation and is a simple, completely harmless sedation method. The advantage over sedation and anaesthesia is also that the little patient does not have to be sober for nitrous oxide sedation. In our practice, we use the certified and multiple award-winning products from Baldus, which stand for the highest safety and quality made in Germany.

Sedation

For more unpleasant procedures, sedation (medication to calm the child down) with our “magic juice” can be useful. The child is calmed down, a little tired, sometimes funny. Usually the patient cannot remember the dental treatment afterwards, a negative dental experience is avoided. Sedation is carried out under the supervision of our anaesthetist and is absolutely harmless. As with anaesthesia, the child must be sober. The child is calmed down, a little tired, sometimes funny. Usually the patient cannot remember the dental treatment afterwards, a negative dental experience is avoided. Sedation is carried out under the supervision of our anaesthetist and is pretty harmless. As with anaesthesia, the child must be sober.

Anaesthesia

In the case of very badly damaged teeth in young children, anaesthesia is the best way to carry out a dental restoration. Before the anaesthetist induces the actual anaesthetic, the child is given an anxiety-relieving sedative. Only when the child is deeply asleep do the parents leave the operating room. The anaesthetist and a nurse anaesthetist look after the patient throughout the anaesthetic. After the operation, the child comes to the recovery room accompanied by its parents, where it can sleep comfortably until the anaesthetist releases it (approx. 1-2 hours). Before an anaesthetic treatment, we inform the parents in a detailed discussion about the exact course of the treatment, during which the anaesthetist is also present.