Referrals to our paediatric dental practice
Information for dentists
Dear fellow dentists in and around Nuremberg!
Every well-planned dental practice’s schedule seems to go out of the window when it comes to treating children. This will certainly be very familiar to you: some children wriggle and fidget, others require particular patience because they are anxious. And still others hold everything up because they are curious about every new instrument and want a detailed explanation of what each one does – and that, of course, means a simple but imaginative explanation that does not frighten them in any way! We are very familiar with this too. But in our waiting room, no-one minds if things take a little longer than planned. Parents are usually very understanding because they know that next time it could be their child who needs a little extra time and attention.
As specialist paediatric dentists, we also have a lot more options for making our treatments child-friendly. For this reason, if you would like us to, we can take the “difficult cases” off your hands. Feel free to refer your young patients to us if they:
- are unable to comply enough to let you perform the required dental treatment because they are too young, too anxious, already traumatised, have a disability or are uncooperative for other reasons
- require difficult or lengthy dental treatments, but the prospect of these being successful in the long-term is slim because the child is unable to work with you
- can only receive certain treatments under sedation or anaesthesia
In particular, early childhood caries (ECC) is almost impossible to get under control without special calming methods. If the long-term ECC treatment requires the complete restoration of the child’s milk teeth, this can be very traumatic for young children. In such cases, at least sedation and even intubation anaesthesia is often recommended. Our paediatric dental practice is perfectly equipped for this with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), an operating theatre and a team of anaesthetists.