Teething - teething problems in children

Teething – teething problems in children


The development and breakthrough of the first teeth is a normal natural process, which is often accompanied by complaints for the children. All symptoms and complaints associated with this development process are grouped together under the term teething problems. There are numerous teething problems that need to be examined and treated by a doctor. The symptoms and complaints are often difficult for parents to interpret and assess.

root cause

Although the process of toothing is a normal development for children, numerous painful symptoms occur when teeth break through the oral mucosa. Problems can occur early, for example if tooth development is well advanced at birth or if the teeth break through in the first month. Pathological changes in the order of teething combined with inflammation of the gums can also lead to difficulties. Hereditary dispositions and the duration of pregnancy can be the reason for the delayed development in teething. Cysts that can form during breakthrough are due to the accumulation of fluid in the so-called tooth sacs. The tooth bags surround the tooth germ. In many cases, where ulcers appear when teething, the causes have not yet been finally researched.

Christina Cherry

Grinding of teeth in children (bruxism)

Aaargh! This nasty sound is somewhat reminiscent of the scratching of school chalk on the blackboard. It puts your neck hair up and every nerve gets into high tension. Many a child does this quite consciously, others, however, only in their sleep: grinding their teeth – also called bruxism. If children grind their teeth during the day, they could run out of their skin. Not only because rubbing the teeth together gives us parents goosebumps, but also because we are concerned about dental health. The teeth and the temporomandibular joint are stressed quite a bit, not to mention the cramped facial muscles. Does it have to be that way? Can you somehow get rid of the gnashing of teeth in children?

Christina Cherry

Brandenburg dentists advise timely prevention of anxiety

Sweets or sugary drinks: there are many dangers for small children’s teeth. Without good oral hygiene from the start, tooth decay can be the result. The first visit to the dentist in pain is a bad experience, especially for the little ones.

In some cases, anesthesia is required so that the dentist can treat the young patient at all. Local anesthesia, hypnosis or anesthesia – there are various methods. But not everyone should be the first choice when treating children, as the Brandenburg Dental Association (LZÄKB) explains.

Christina Cherry

After careful diagnostics and detailed advice, we develop an optimal treatment concept, individually tailored to each child. We have a wide range of options available.


We use cement (glass ionomer cement) or plastic (composite or compomer) as filling material.

The slightly yellowish cement filling is softer than plastic and therefore wears out faster. This results in less durability. The cement filling is paid in full by the statutory health insurance.

The tooth-colored, high-quality plastic filling is particularly smooth, clearly more durable and resilient, but is only paid in part by the health insurance.

Christina Cherry

We are here for you

Childrens Dental Practice
Dr. med. dent. Susann Özel

Furtweg 21, 2nd floor
22523 Hamburg

on Monday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

on Tuesdays
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Online appointment scheduling

We have good news! From now on we will use the digital appointment management service from Doctolib. Appointments can be made online using Doctolib. Appointment confirmations and appointment reminders are automatically sent via email and SMS. And if appointments have to be canceled, this can also be done conveniently online. We hope that this will make it even easier to assign appointments.

Christina Cherry
  • using positive terms: "You may now …"
  • by explaining the individual steps to suit the child
  • by creating a relaxed atmosphere
  • by keeping physical contact with the child during treatment
  • by praising and encouraging

with nitrous oxide

under sedation

Our concept

In order to give children a normal relationship with a visit to the dentist, we rely on targeted preventive care (prophylaxis) and on pain-free and gentle treatment. The children have positive experiences at the dentist. These in turn give motivation for beautiful and healthy teeth.

Dear parents,

At the first appointment, you and your child have the opportunity to get to know our practice and us and thus build trust. After the dental diagnosis and assessment of your child’s willingness to treat, the individual therapy and further care are planned together in a detailed consultation. We rely on your help! A promising treatment is only possible through good cooperation between you and the practice team.

Christina Cherry

Desensitization is the slow, gradual, age-appropriate approach to the upcoming treatment.

A filling therapy may not only be necessary because of the nasty ‘caries devil’

If the ‘caries devils’ have been at work for some time – possibly unnoticed – the caries spread can already reach the tooth nerve – the so-called pulp of the milk tooth.

All teeth are professionally cleaned and then fluoridated. This is mainly to allow the child to slowly get used to the various instruments that we also need for any subsequent sessions.

Christina Cherry

Dentist for children dusseldorf center, children's dentistry

Pediatric dentistry in Düsseldorf center

The breakthrough of the very first milk tooth is always a very joyful event for the parents. In order for the teeth to develop optimally, careful dental care is of crucial importance right from the start. As experienced dentists for pediatric dentistry in Düsseldorf-Zentrum, we also recognize in the early stages of tooth development whether further prophylactic measures are advisable.

The basis for healthy teeth

When choosing the first toothbrush, we will advise you and your children thoroughly and advise you on all aspects of nutrition, which is also extremely important for dental health. Caries or periodontitis can be counteracted with special seals and professional tooth cleaning. We help your child understand the importance of careful dental and oral hygiene.

Christina Cherry

Have teeth sealed in children?

Tooth seals help reduce tooth decay. Dentists explain whether and which teeth should be sealed

The dentist assesses whether and which teeth should be sealed

Parents often only notice it when it is already there: the first permanent molar. Mostly from the age of six, the so-called six-year molars slide behind the last milk teeth. Viewed from above, each one resembles a small mountain range with four or five peaks and rivers buried between them. Sometimes more, sometimes less deep.

Dentists see potential fissures and cavities for caries in the fissures and dimples. As a rule, doctors advise plastic sealing, because thorough brushing is often not enough on its own. What parents should know:

Christina Cherry

X and O legs in children

Correction of the X-legs or bow legs in infants is usually not necessary and cannot be influenced even with extensive physiotherapy. X-legs, which appear in prepubescent growth and show a shift of the leg support axis, can be corrected quickly and easily with a small surgical intervention.

Deviations in the leg axes are a common finding in children. There are two frequency peaks, namely after the start of the run up to the 3rd – 5th year of life. On the other hand, leg axis deviations increasingly occur in the pubertal growth spurt (from the age of 9). X-legs are much more common than O-leg formations.

Christina Cherry