FAQ

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What is the private practice in Frankfurt?

The exclu­si­ve pre­mi­ses at the Goe­the­stra­ße loca­ti­on have been spe­ci­al­ly desi­gned for pri­va­te pati­ents. Here, the focus is on exhaus­ti­ve dia­gnostics and con­sul­ta­ti­on exten­ding bey­ond the ser­vices nor­mal­ly cove­r­ed by health insuran­ce. On request, the­se ser­vices can also be pro­vi­ded for pri­va­te pati­ents in Pfungstadt. In many cases, this is necessa­ry for safe and suc­cess­ful tre­at­ment.

What is Jung Dental Clinic FIRST CLASS?

Jung Den­tal Cli­nic FIRST CLASS, our exclu­si­ve luxu­ry con­cept, com­pri­ses a ran­ge of ser­vices tailo­red to pati­ents on tight sche­du­les who lack time for them­sel­ves. Or for all who sim­ply wish to indul­ge them­sel­ves: our chauf­feur will pick you up at the train sta­ti­on or air­port and dri­ve you direc­t­ly to our cli­nic in Pfungstadt (near Frank­furt air­port) or to our other office loca­ted at Goe­the­stra­ße 34 in the cent­re of Frank­furt. You can relax in your own pri­va­te wai­ting room, far away from the hust­le and bust­le. For more com­pli­ca­ted tre­at­ments or upon request, our medi­cal staff will be at your ser­vice around the clock in our pati­ent sui­te. Other­wi­se, we are always hap­py to arran­ge over­night accom­mo­da­ti­ons for you at one of our near­by part­ner hotels. You’ll be well taken care of wit­hout having to lift a fin­ger.

Do I really need professional teeth cleaning?

Bac­te­ri­al plaque plays a cru­ci­al role in the deve­lop­ment of oral con­di­ti­ons such as tooth decay, gin­gi­vi­tis or gum disea­se. Bac­te­ria meta­bo­li­se sugar, crea­ting acid as a was­te pro­duct. Over time, this acid cau­ses the demi­ne­ra­li­sa­ti­on of the hard tooth sub­s­tan­ce and infla­med gums, often accom­pa­nied by bad breath. Our spe­cia­lists in pro­fes­sio­nal teeth clea­ning or spe­ci­fic pro­phyl­ac­tic tre­at­ment offer tho­rough and inten­se clea­ning for your teeth. Their expe­ri­ence and exper­ti­se means that they are able to remo­ve hard and dis­co­lou­red plaque and the asso­cia­ted bac­te­ria more effec­tively than your den­tal hygie­ne at home. We recom­mend get­ting your teeth clea­ned pro­fes­sio­nal­ly at least every six mon­ths.

How often should I go for a check-up?

You should go for a den­tal check-up at least once per year to iden­ti­fy and tre­at tooth decay or gum inflamma­ti­on at an ear­ly sta­ge, befo­re they get the chan­ce to cau­se more serious dama­ge. The opti­mal solu­ti­on is to arran­ge a check-up with your den­tist each time you go for pro­fes­sio­nal teeth clea­ning. This saves you time and ensu­res that your teeth are sub­ject to regu­lar obser­va­ti­on.

What ingredients should toothpaste contain?

As a rule, any tooth­pas­te helps to remo­ve plaque and lef­tover food par­ti­cles and other depo­sits from the teeth, which helps to pro­mo­te oral health and fres­hen the breath. Fluo­ri­de is a par­ti­cu­lar­ly important ingre­dient con­tai­ned in most com­mer­ci­al brands of tooth­pas­te. It acts to streng­t­hen the tooth ena­mel to make it har­der and more resistant, e.g. to pre­vent tooth decay. Tooth­pas­te also con­tains traces of ten­si­de as a foa­ming agent. Ten­si­de allows the tooth­pas­te with its active ingre­dients to be dis­tri­bu­t­ed even­ly over all the teeth when brushing so that plaque is effec­tively remo­ved. Howe­ver, cau­ti­on should be exer­cis­ed when it comes to tooth­pas­te pro­mi­sing whiten­ing effec­ts. The­se can con­tain micro­ab­ra­si­ves that scrape away the tooth ena­mel like sand­pa­per. Tho­se who wish to whiten their teeth the safe and gent­le way (bleaching) are bet­ter off going to their den­tist. In addi­ti­on to the ingre­dients alrea­dy men­tio­ned, tooth­pas­te also con­tains other sub­s­tan­ces: the­se are added to streng­t­hen the tooth ena­mel, for an anti­bac­te­ri­al effect and to give the tooth­pas­te a fresh tas­te.

What is periodontitis and why is it so dangerous?

Peri­odon­ti­tis, com­mon­ly refer­red to as peri­odon­tal or gum disea­se, refers to a class of acu­te or chro­nic inflammato­ry disea­ses affec­ting the peri­odon­ti­um – that is, the soft tis­sue and bone sur­roun­ding and sup­por­ting the teeth. The inflamma­ti­on is cau­sed by bac­te­ria pre­sent in the gum pockets and peri­odon­tal pockets. The immu­ne sys­tem reac­ts to the bac­te­ri­al enzy­mes attacking the peri­odon­tal liga­ment, sup­por­ting fib­re of the tooth and jaw­bo­ne with an inflammato­ry respon­se aimed at des­troy­ing the bac­te­ria. Howe­ver, the inflamma­ti­on can have far-reaching effect on many parts of the body. The oral hygie­ne, age, gene­ral health sta­tus, life­style and gene­tic pre­dis­po­si­ti­on of the pati­ent are all fac­tors influ­en­cing the seve­ri­ty of this disea­se.

The risk of suf­fe­ring from peri­odon­ti­tis varies from per­son to per­son. Ear­ly detec­tion is the best way to pre­vent or stop peri­odon­ti­tis in its ear­ly sta­ges. Cut­­ting-edge tests help to iden­ti­fy risks befo­re irrever­si­ble dama­ge can occur. This ensu­res effec­tive pre­ven­ti­on against tooth loss and the necessa­ry den­tal res­to­ra­ti­on.

What if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

The hor­mo­nal chan­ges taking place in the body may acce­le­ra­te the deve­lop­ment of tooth defec­ts or make you more sus­cep­ti­ble to inflamma­ti­on of the gums. Con­ti­nuous moni­to­ring by a den­tist and regu­lar pro­fes­sio­nal teeth clea­ning is thus par­ti­cu­lar­ly important when you are pregnant or bre­ast­fee­ding. Par­ti­cu­lar atten­ti­on should also be paid to den­tal hygie­ne at home: we recom­mend clea­ning your teeth twice per day and flos­sing once. You can also chew den­tal gum after meal­ti­mes to impro­ve your den­tal hygie­ne.

IMPLANTS

Can I also get implants if I’m suffering from periodontitis and bone loss?

Acu­te peri­odon­ti­tis must be trea­ted as a mat­ter of cour­se to eli­mi­na­te the health risks to the body as a who­le and to stop any poten­ti­al bone loss. Depen­ding on the seve­ri­ty of the peri­odon­ti­tis, implants can be pla­ced imme­dia­te­ly or bone aug­men­ta­ti­on pro­ce­du­res are car­ri­ed out. The­se have varied healing pha­ses depen­ding on the extent of the tre­at­ment. The modern and hig­h­­ly-spe­cia­­li­­sed den­ti­stry we prac­ti­se at the Jung Den­tal Cli­nic means that implants are gene­ral­ly pos­si­ble in all cases.

Is DVT or CT imaging necessary before an implant?

It is high­ly advi­s­able to car­ry out DVT ima­ging to iden­ti­fy the exact loca­ti­on of the ner­ves and the bone qua­li­ty and volu­me in order to ensu­re safe tre­at­ment. It is also important to plan the right tre­at­ment to achie­ve the desi­red result. Exact know­ledge of the situa­ti­on is cri­ti­cal for being able to per­form tre­at­ments safe­ly and effi­ci­ent­ly.

Can I get implants if I’m taking anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication?

As in all ope­ra­ti­ons, implants can cau­se blee­ding. Howe­ver, this pres­ents no chal­len­ge for an expe­ri­en­ced implan­to­lo­gist. If a pati­ent is taking anti­co­agu­lants, the­se must be dis­con­ti­nued tem­pora­ri­ly in con­sul­ta­ti­on with the con­sul­ting phy­si­ci­an. A detail­ed inter­view is car­ri­ed out befo­re each tre­at­ment to clear­ly under­stand the individual’s medi­cal histo­ry.

Are implants safe?

The right plan­ning, thanks to pre­ci­se 3D dia­gnostics, and the deca­des of expe­ri­ence our team has gai­ned from per­forming thousands of pro­ce­du­res gua­ran­tee that we will find the best solu­ti­on for your new teeth. Befo­re per­forming actu­al implant sur­ge­ry, each pro­ce­du­re is rehe­ar­sed vir­tual­ly on the com­pu­ter to iden­ti­fy poten­ti­al pro­blems in time so that they can be avoi­ded com­ple­te­ly. Our pri­ma­ry objec­tive is to make your tre­at­ment in our den­tal cli­nic as safe, plea­sant and com­for­ta­ble for you as pos­si­ble.

I’m a smoker. Can I still get implants?

Yes, implants are gene­ral­ly pos­si­ble for smo­kers, too. Howe­ver, the long-term pro­gno­sis for the implants dif­fers con­si­der­a­b­ly in com­pa­ri­son to non-smo­kers. Smo­king also has a nega­ti­ve effect on the sup­ply of blood to bones and soft tis­sue, mea­ning that the healing pha­se may be lon­ger. The high-qua­­li­­ty implants used at the Jung Den­tal Cli­nic are signi­fi­cant­ly impro­ved through a cut­­ting-edge mix­tu­re of mate­ri­als, lea­ding to fewer com­pli­ca­ti­ons during the healing pro­cess. In the long term, smo­kers with den­tal implants should con­si­der smo­king less and atten­ding regu­lar appoint­ments for spe­ci­fic pro­phyl­ac­tic tre­at­ment and cli­ni­cal tests to redu­ce risks.

How long does it take for implants to heal?

In opti­mal situa­ti­ons, implants can even be fit­ted with crowns on the same day. In other cases, the regu­lar healing pha­se lasts appro­xi­mate­ly three mon­ths. This can extend to nine mon­ths in the case of bone trans­plants. The pro­cess is gene­ral­ly very pati­ent-spe­ci­­fic and the­re are many fac­tors invol­ved; as a result, our den­tal cli­nic always responds to the needs of each indi­vi­du­al pati­ent in order to achie­ve an opti­mal result.

Are implants painful?

Thanks to our ana­es­the­sio­lo­gy depart­ment, we can per­form all den­tal pro­ce­du­res safe­ly and com­for­ta­b­ly under gene­ral ana­es­the­sia, if necessa­ry. This way, we can pro­vi­de effi­ci­ent tre­at­ment and save you the hass­le of mul­ti­ple appoint­ments. You won’t remem­ber anything of the tre­at­ment its­elf. Implants under local ana­es­the­sia are also pain-free.

Our pri­ma­ry goal is to ensu­re that you feel no pain after an ope­ra­ti­on – and that it remains that way. Modern den­ti­stry and pain manage­ment are the­re to help if you wish.

How do you look after dental implants?

Den­tal implants fuse with the bone in the jaw. They don’t just offer a com­ple­te­ly natu­ral feel – they can also be clea­ned just like your natu­ral teeth: brushing twice per day, regu­lar flos­sing and mou­th­wash and pro­fes­sio­nal teeth clea­ning at least twice per year.

I have diabetes and want to get dental implants. Is this possible?

Yes, den­tal implants are also pos­si­ble if you have dia­be­tes.

I have osteoporosis. Can I still get implants?

Yes, den­tal implants are also pos­si­ble if you have osteo­po­ro­sis. They can even sta­bi­li­se the jaw­bo­ne and offer a pro­phyl­ac­tic effect.

How long do implants last?

With opti­mal den­tal care (inclu­ding both brushing at home and regu­lar pro­fes­sio­nal teeth clea­ning) and oral hygie­ne, at the Jung Den­tal Cli­nic we stand by our claim: “The implant for life”.

Do implants differ in quality?

Yes, the­re are dif­fe­ren­ces – main­ly in the mate­ri­al and design. As a con­se­quence, the Jung Den­tal Cli­nic has for a long time now used tried-and-tested, exclu­si­ve­ly high-qua­­li­­ty implants.

GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

What is the difference between local and general anaesthesia?

Local ana­es­the­sia only affec­ts the tooth or area of your mouth being trea­ted; you other­wi­se remain ful­ly con­scious. Under gene­ral ana­es­the­sia you’re com­ple­te­ly uncon­scious and won’t remem­ber anything of the tre­at­ment. You are clo­se­ly moni­to­red by our in-house ana­es­the­sio­lo­gy depart­ment – befo­re, during and after your tre­at­ment.

Who is responsible for general anaesthesia at the Jung Dental Clinic?

Gene­ral ana­es­the­sia is admi­nis­te­red exclu­si­ve­ly by our in-house ana­es­the­sio­lo­gists, emer­gen­cy phy­si­ci­ans and spe­cia­list medi­cal pro­fes­sio­nals. Safe­ty is our hig­hest prio­ri­ty, which is why gene­ral ana­es­the­sia at our cli­nic is only car­ri­ed out under the watch­ful eye of expe­ri­en­ced ana­es­the­sio­lo­gists.

Who can be treated under general anaesthesia?

In princip­le, any healt­hy per­son can be trea­ted under gene­ral ana­es­the­sia. For this pur­po­se, we first car­ry out a detail­ed inter­view to under­stand your sta­te of health and any pre-exis­­ting con­di­ti­ons. In some cases, we also con­sult the spe­cia­list opi­ni­on of your fami­ly doc­tor or ano­t­her spe­cia­list medi­cal pro­fes­sio­nal.

How will I be monitored when I’m under general anaesthesia?

Our ana­es­the­sio­lo­gists moni­tor all of your vital signs and ana­ly­se key infor­ma­ti­on using the sta­­te-of-the-art equip­ment in our ana­es­the­sio­lo­gy depart­ment. The depth of ana­es­the­sia is defi­ned by com­­pu­­ter-con­­trol­­led syrin­ge dri­vers (pumps), mea­ning that the ana­es­the­sia is par­ti­cu­lar­ly gent­le for the body and you rapidly regain con­scious­ness.

Why can’t you eat or drink for six hours before anaesthesia?

Ana­es­the­sia also affec­ts pro­tec­tive refle­xes (such as coughing) and swal­lo­wing refle­xes in addi­ti­on to con­scious­ness and pain per­cep­ti­on. To pre­vent the sto­mach con­tents being inha­led uncon­scious­ly, no food or lar­ger amounts of liquids should be inge­sted for at least six hours pri­or to ana­es­the­sia. In addi­ti­on, pati­ents should refrain from smo­king three hours pri­or to tre­at­ment. If necessa­ry, a small quan­ti­ty of water can be drunk a maxi­mum of two hours befo­re tre­at­ment, and at the latest then should pati­ents com­ple­te­ly refrain from inge­sting liquids.

Are the costs of dental treatment under anaesthesia covered by health insurance?

This is hea­vi­ly depen­dent on your insuran­ce tariff, so the­re is no gene­ral ans­wer to this ques­ti­on. Howe­ver, in the majo­ri­ty of cases the costs of gene­ral ana­es­the­sia are not reim­bur­sed.

Will I be nauseated after anaesthesia?

In the case of our gent­le ana­es­the­sia (TIVA), side effec­ts such as nau­sea and dizzi­ness are extre­me­ly rare.

When can I go home following general anaesthesia?

You can go home as soon as our ana­es­the­sio­lo­gists have exami­ned you. In most cases this does not take long. Howe­ver, this is always depen­dent on your indi­vi­du­al con­di­ti­on and the length of tre­at­ment.

Is there a chance I might wake up during anaesthesia?

No, the­re is no need to worry about this. Using our modern equip­ment, we con­stant­ly moni­tor the depth of ana­es­the­sia and adjust the dosa­ge accord­in­gly.

DENTAL PHOBIA

What causes dental phobia and what is your advice for anxious patients?

Den­tal pho­bia is usual­ly cau­sed by unplea­sant and pain­ful expe­ri­en­ces at the den­tist in the past – often in ear­ly child­hood. Appro­xi­mate­ly 80% of adults suf­fer from some form of den­tal pho­bia. Our objec­tive is to con­quer the fear in each pati­ent by taking the time to respond to your indi­vi­du­al needs. In addi­ti­on, we pro­vi­de a com­for­ta­ble ambi­an­ce to ensu­re that you feel like you’re at a hotel and not a cli­nic. Our tip for pati­ents with den­tal pho­bia: be cou­ra­ge­ous and sche­du­le your next den­tist appoint­ment. Only tog­e­ther can we over­co­me your fear.

I have serious dental phobia. Would treatment under general anaesthesia be appropriate for me?

Pro­vi­ded their gene­ral phy­si­cal con­di­ti­on per­mits it, gene­ral ana­es­the­sia is an excel­lent way for pati­ents with den­tal pho­bia to recei­ve tre­at­ment. You will remem­ber not­hing of the tre­at­ment and will sim­ply wake up with beau­ti­ful new teeth.

Can all of the necessary dental procedures be handled in just one visit?

Our effi­ci­ent tre­at­ment con­cept con­stant­ly aims to group as many tre­at­ment steps as pos­si­ble into a sin­gle appoint­ment. In many cases, the ent­i­re tre­at­ment can be per­for­med in a sin­gle ses­si­on. In this way, we aim to make your tre­at­ment as plea­sant as pos­si­ble.

SERVICE

Do you offer a shuttle to the airport/train station?

As part of our Jung Den­tal Cli­nic FIRST CLASS con­cept, we offer an indi­vi­du­al, in-house chauf­feur ser­vice – in par­ti­cu­lar to near­by Frank­furt Air­port or the sur­roun­ding hotels and train sta­ti­ons.

Is Wi-Fi available at the clinic?

Yes, you have free Wi-Fi access during your stay at our cli­nic. Sim­ply ask one of our cli­nic staff.

Are overnight accommodations available at the Jung Dental Clinic?

Yes, our cli­nic has its own pati­ent sui­te. For more com­pli­ca­ted tre­at­ments or upon request, our medi­cal staff will be at your ser­vice around the clock in our pati­ent sui­te. Other­wi­se, we are always hap­py to arran­ge over­night accom­mo­da­ti­ons for you at one of our near­by part­ner hotels.

Do you offer financing solutions for dental treatment?

Yes, in coope­ra­ti­on with our part­ners we offer attrac­tive instalment and finan­cing opti­ons with favoura­ble spe­cial con­di­ti­ons. We will be hap­py to pro­vi­de you with per­so­nal and com­pre­hen­si­ve advice as part of a face-to-face con­sul­ta­ti­on.

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Easy instalment plan

High-qua­li­ty, sta­te-of-the-art den­ti­stry has its pri­ce. But taking pro­per care of your teeth and gums for a lifel­ong healt­hy smi­le is always a sound invest­ment. It also trans­la­tes into bet­ter health over­all and an impro­ved qua­li­ty of life. Our expe­ri­ence has shown that no two pati­ents have exac­t­ly the same needs or situa­ti­on. One size sim­ply does not fit all when it comes to pri­ce, which is why the cost issue is always best addres­sed in the con­text of a per­so­nal con­sul­ta­ti­on and based on the spe­ci­fic cir­cum­s­tan­ces. Low-inte­rest finan­cing opti­ons are avail­ab­le. A varie­ty of instalment plans are avail­ab­le to suit your needs.

BUSINESS-SERVICE

Time is a pre­cious com­mo­di­ty the­se days, espe­ci­al­ly for busy exe­cu­ti­ves, mana­gers and other pro­fes­sio­nals. We know that our pati­ents’ time is valu­able and we take this into account when plan­ning tre­at­ment. Fle­xi­ble sche­du­ling and per­fect time manage­ment ensu­re pati­ents the opti­mal tre­at­ment wit­hin the shor­test pos­si­ble time. Our modern, com­for­ta­ble tre­at­ment rooms and on-site sur­gi­cal sui­te allow us to per­form mul­ti­ple tre­at­ment steps in a sin­gle sit­ting – upon request under gene­ral ana­es­the­sia. Expe­ri­ence our busi­ness ser­vice: fle­xi­ble sche­du­ling, pick-up and drop-off ser­vice (e.g. from near­by Frank­furt Air­port) and above all opti­mal tre­at­ment plan­ning using effi­ci­ent methods. Den­tal tre­at­ment con­cepts can be desi­gned quick­ly and effi­ci­ent­ly in the clinic’s own sta­te-of-the-art den­tal lab.