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frequently asked questions

Dentistes enfants - Questions sur dentisterie pédiatrique

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You will find in our Frequently Asked Questions some of the most frequently asked questions for which we give you some answers.

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1. HOW IS A Pediatric dentist DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DENTISTS?

Dentistes enfants - Différence

Dr. Jona Andersen is a specialist in Pediatric dentistry, she has received specific training for many years and her daily practice is dedicated to the care of children, from their youngest age to the end of adolescence.

She is concerned by the prevention, early detection and treatment of dental caries of the child. She strives to establish a relationship of trust with the child, to give him a fun, educational and positive non-traumatic experience in his contact with the profession of dentists, so that it can continue throughout his career along time in his adult life.

2. At what age should my child see a Pediatric dentist ?

Dentistes enfants - Première consultation à quel âge ?
The American Association of Pediatric dentistry recommends that all children visit a Pediatric dentist on their first birthday.

During this visit, we examine the mouth of your child and answer all your questions: you are sensetized of good dental hygiene practices, the importance of fluoride and we provide you with dietary advice for toddlers. After that, we want to see your child again before his second birthday, then every six months. During these preventive visits, we perform an oral health examination, a caries risk assessment, a prophylactic cleaning and a fluoride varnish application.
If, however, your child has not yet had a visit to the dentist, it is not too late to do so Better late than never.


3.How do I prepare my child for the first visit ?

Dentistes enfants - Première visite

The first visit to our office is always fun and educational. Getting to know Dr. Andersen will be a fun and enjoyable experience for your child, for you and for us

It is important to announce the visit to the dentist as an opportunity for your child to take care of his or her oral health in a perfectly normal and positive way. Do not prepare your child too much (act as if you were taking him to the zoo). Do not express your fears. If one of the parents is afraid of the dentist, it is recommended that the other accompanies the child.

In order for your child to gain a positive experience from his or her first visit, we are selective in our choice of vocabulary. We try to avoid the use of words that scare the child. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us build a good relationship with your child. Once your child is familiar with us and our office, we can more easily build trust and cooperation.

We strive to provide non-traumatic dental care in a reassuring environment.

Tone it down...

In order for your child to gain a positive experience from his or her first visit, try to avoid the use of inappropriate vocabulary and delegate this task to us instead. We try to avoid the use of words that scare the child.

If your child is old enough to understand:

  • do not prepare it before consultation
  • never tell him "the dentist is not going to hurt you", say "the dentist is going to be nice to you".

If you are afraid of the dentist, you may inculcate this apprehension to your child unintentionally. By expressing fears, or by promising your child gifts after the appointment, you may make your child think that something unpleasant will happen. Announce him instead the appointment at the dentist as you would announce a trip to the cinema, or a visit to the aquarium.

Click on the button to know the adapted vocabulary.


4.MY CHILD FEAR OF THE DENTIST

Dentistes enfants - Peur du dentiste

It is normal for a child to feel nervous or anxious on their first visit.

Our team is experienced in the management of anxiety in children. We take the time to explain the treatment and equipment in a pleasant and positive way.

There are several methods today to help anxious children feel better at the dentist. Often these children have had bad experiences before. During the first consultation, we can guide the parents and the child towards the most appropriate care method.

We do our best to make your child smile!

Our solutions

  • Vocabulary and adapted gestures for a visit without apprehension
  • Dental anesthesia adapted to children
  • Medical hypnosis
  • MEOPA or hilarious gas, a sedative safe, very effectively calm the anxiety of the child
  • General anaesthesia
Confidence can begin even before the appointment using a suitable vocabulary. If you are afraid of the dentist, you may inculcate this apprehension to your child unintentionally.

By expressing fears, or by promising your child gifts after the appointment, you may make your child think that something unpleasant will happen. Announce him instead the appointment at the dental surgeon as you would announce a trip to the cinema, or a visit to the aquarium.

Click on the button to know the adapted vocabulary.


Painless dental anesthesia

Pain is a factor in the fear of the dentist and we want children to have a pleasant and positive experience in our practice. That's why proper anesthesia is important.

We use an anesthetic gel with a pleasant taste so that your child does not feel the «injection», always accompanied by a suitable vocabulary and always avoids to use the word «sting». We prefer to «lull the tooth», «with the magic wand» or «inflate a balloon» on the tooth. Our anesthetics react only 30 seconds after the injection and the treatment can usually start right away…

Dental care under hypnosis

Hypnosis is an effective tool in managing the behavior of children during dental treatments performed in our practice.

The MEOPA is used in our practice in the following cases:

  • Transmit positive notions thanks to an adapted vocabulary
  • Counter the effects of stress, fear of the dentist
  • Tell stories to distract from discomfort or pain
  • Create a relaxing and familiar atmosphere for the child

Sedation helps the child to relax, cope, feel happier during treatment and guide them to more cooperative behavior.

First, very young children are often unable to remain calm long enough for the Pediatric dentist to perform high-precision procedures safely. Sedation makes the session less stressful for children and greatly reduces the risk of injury. On the other hand, some children have difficulty managing anxiety during dental care. Sedation helps the child to relax, cope, and feel happier during treatment. It prevents spontaneous movements, and guides the child towards a more cooperative behavior. Conscious sedation allows children to communicate continuously, follow our instructions, and cooperate during the entire procedure.


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Last update:13/07/2018