The nipple on the tommefinger can provide dental problems

30. October 2009  
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Narresutten, also known as the nipple on the thumb, can give children overbid or open bite. It shows a new study of suttevaner with pre-school children documented in World Journal of Orthodontics.

In the study, a group of 34 preschool children divided into three groups: A group with sutteflaskevaner, a feeding and narresutvaner and without suttevaner. The results showed that the Results showed that there was a significant correlation between suttevaner and the children's tandstilling.

”It is well known that narresutten is to move children's teeth, but many studies have, however, shown to cease suttevanen in ca. fireårsalderen it should not have any impact on tandstillingen of the primary teeth. In the case, where it nevertheless has implications for tandstillingen, due to the fact that, in connection with suttevanen also developed a tungeuvane, as by the end of the suttevanen retains the change in the tandstillingen.” says associate professor Lis Almer from Dentistry in Copenhagen.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 13 2009 or on www.tandlaegebladet.dk.

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Cheaper to go to the dentist

27. October 2009  
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The wise men of The Economic Council is now proposing that it should be cheaper to go to the dentist. In turn, the system must be financed by higher user fees when visiting a private doctor and the emergency room.

In the economic wise men efterårsrapport, which appeared 22. October 2009, gives the wise men their bid for a more equitable government support for healthcare.

“By splitting the brugerbetalingen out, you get less distortion of the state support. It is better to support two sites with 100 dollars than one place with 200 dollars, ” says a member of The Economic Council, Hans Jorgen Whitta-Jacobsen for Newspaq.

Avoid the dentist because of the price
Hans Jørgen Whitta-Jacobsen believes that some danes today fail to go to the dentist because it is too expensive, while there perhaps are too many, which caters to the emergency room – even with the small stuff – because it is free.

Hans Jørgen Whitta-Jacobsen, professor of economics, University of Copenhagen, stresses that the total user fees should not increase.

“Our recommendation is not to detract from the overall scope of user fees in the health sector. For it is a basic political premise,” he says.

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Older people with dementia suffer from poor oral hygiene

27. October 2009  
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Dementia brings great changes – also as regards the tandsundheden. Research shows that there is a clear link between dementia and poor oral hygiene. The medicine, people with dementia taking, also, that they get dry mouth, which allows a much greater risk of dental caries and fungal infections. Dentists, carers and relatives to a far greater extent focus on the elderly, who do not even maintain a normal life.

Birita Learned, there is the dentist, assistant professor, ph.d. and researcher in Dentistry in Copenhagen, denmark, have in recent years examined the association between dementia and dental health, and the result is striking. Birita Ellefsens study shows bl.a., to the people with dementia had an average of 7 holes in the teeth, already when they got demensdiagnosen, which says something about the problems that people with dementia have with their oral hygiene.

It can mean a significant deterioration of the older people's quality of life. The consequence of poor oral hygiene can bl.a. be pain or discomfort, which can give trouble to eat. At worst, it can mean that they completely stop eating. It is therefore important that the elderly with dementia and their caregivers get the proper guidance on how they should relate to dental care when they are diagnosed, stresses Birita Learned.

– Demented patients need a specially adapted dental care. And here, the dentists the opportunity to make a difference and help to ensure that newly diagnosed dementia patients receive prevention, treatment, and follow-up they need. We have a responsibility as healthcare professionals to help to cover the upbringing and health needs, which is just of the elderly with dementia, sounds the call from Birita Learned.

Birita Learned is among the presenters at the Tandlægeforeningens two-day Symposium on 6.-7. november. A little over 1,600 dentists and 600 dental assistants participating in the event, that has the medically compromised patient as the main theme and takes place in Aarhus, denmark at the Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel.

– It is always good to get updated – and expanded – his professional knowledge and ability, and it is of course valid also for dentists. With a view to both the individual dentist's challenges and daily lives, but also with the aim of patients. To dentists in-service training and included in the latest treatment techniques and developments in dental care, get patients in the chair for the benefit, said Tandlægeforeningens president Susanne Andersen.

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Should I be on painkillers for a month?

21. October 2009  
Filed in Treatment, Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

Dear dentist,

I now have over a longer period of time to live with dental pain and I fear that it will.
The summer of 2008 I switch dentist due. moving, here I get made a number of holes. Immediately after this is generated I of pain in the back upper molars on one side, and my dentist lubricates my tooth necks and gives me a softer toothbrush. The teeth continue to be sore and when I thought that my problems arose in connection with the new dentist, I choose to switch.
A day hit I sharp pain in my whole one hovedhalvdel, it comes in ”bursts” of a few minutes with regular intervals. I go first to the doctor in attendance, as I think it is the sinuses, then to the vagttandlægen, that gives me painkillers and proposes a root canal at my own dentist. I get started on a root canal a day before I travel away to a 5 month stay in Spain with the message that I need to follow up on it down there. Down there lays a dentist something cleansing (camphor-like) and it can according to him be allowed to sit the next 5 months. In the period I am virtually painless. July 2009 I followed up on rodbehandlingen, it will be cleaned and washed over several times (it hurts in between each time) so she dare not close it. When the pain is reduced, it closes and then I have no problems until about august when it starts to hurt a little sometime in between – now it is taken to and I take ibuprofen f
stores times daily to be able to keep it off. I was at the dentist yesterday and she took a picture and could not see anything. She took my visdomstand (at the side of the rodbehandlede tooth) and gave me a penicillin-cure, which I'm on now and a message to come back in a month. It seems I'm a long time having to be on pain medication.
I would really just like to hear you whether it is normal procedure, and whether you see. what I have written does my dentist take care of it, as she should. I have no chances even to assess.
The pain I can best describe as a kind of ”clamp”, as if there is excess pressure in the tooth (and it pains also in the teeth by the side of, and little in them at the bottom of the same page)
Thank you in advance for answers,

Mvt. Mette

Answer:

Dear Mette,

It is a very boring situation you've ended up in. It is always difficult to assess something, when there have been more dentists involved, since you do not have in-depth knowledge of the entire course of the disease. And it is also hard for me to comment on someone so specifically.

I think your current dentist is doing is right, from the nature of the problem she is facing at the present time. It is not uncommon that patients get told to take painkillers in a period of time in order to see if the pain subsides or disappears altogether. My recommendation is that you follow your dentist's instructions, also mht. to the pain medication. But if you even think that the pain did not subside or is to hold out, should you seek out your dentist again.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Where can I find a dentist that can give anesthetic treatment?

Question:

Where can I find a dentist that can give anesthesia treatment, as general anaesthesia does not work on me.
I live in", by Randers.
Can it really be that there might be a three month waiting period? I would like to have made my holes by the year 2010.

Christina

Answer:

Dear Christina,

Your own dentist can refer you to a dentist near you who offers anesthesia. Wait can I not express an opinion on. You must arrange this with the dentist you are being referred to.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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The dentist have sanded too much in a penny

21. October 2009  
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Question:

Hello

I've got a new crown put on a tooth which she ladle! And when the new crown was put in and I was comfortable that was the little too big / tall!! she ladle it a little bit, and it came to fit. But when I then came home and kikket in the mirror I could see that she has sanded too much in the new crown of which is sanded down to something black!!! through the white!!!

( now I understand better that she did not gave me the mirror so I could see it down there!!)

It seemed too bad, what can I ask?
For I must pay much money for it, I believe they talked about 7,318,-
Can I ask for. A new tooth?
And it is not more fragile where she has sanded too much of?

Will be happy for your opinion / help

Sincerely, John

Answer:

Dear John,

From your description of events, I believe that you ought to be eligible for a new crown at the dentist's expense, or at least a discount in the price. But it is something you should talk with your dentist about. If you can't agree on an amicable solution for both parties, you have the opportunity to complain about dental treatment. It is often a long process, and you do not for the dentist's bill in the first place.

Read more about it a complaint about a dental treatment

The crown is not necessarily more fragile, where the dentist have sanded too much of that. So it is perhaps more a matter of how it looks. But of course it depends of how much she has sanded, which I of the reasons can not say anything about it.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Sensitive tooth after new filling

21. October 2009  
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Question:

I have 2 weeks ago had a filling in my 5. tooth in right over the mouth (spoken from the center). With the same stunning stopped working, I could feel a significant sensitivity when I chew on it. In addition, I can feel a strong tension in the palate and sometimes also in the tooth. These Symptoms came with the same the anesthesia stopped working and their intensity has not changed in the 2 weeks that have passed since then. Incidentally, may I mention that the tooth is hypersensitive to hot or cold. As well as to the dentist after he had made the filling took time to adjust the filling to my bite. What can mon be the reason ?

Martin

Answer:

Dear Martin,

It may be that the teeth become sensitive after they get a new filling, especially plastic, but if this sensitivity does not disappear, or not to keep out, you must seek out your dentist again.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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What caused swelling in the gums?

16. October 2009  
Filed in Mouth, Pain and Anaesthesia

Question:

I've got a crown on -6 and several times seen laterally a swelling in the gum and tried with penecillin and several times klorheksidin pasta but it comes back, it is very sore when I press on the swelling,what can it caused??

Brian

Answer:

Dear Brian,

It suggests that the tooth must rodbehandles. There is most likely an inflammation of the nerve at -6 or maybe one of the neighbouring teeth. That the tooth must rodbehandles, does not mean that you also need to have a new crown on it unless it is necessary. The dentist can rodbehandle through the crown.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Tooth decay is transmitted from adults to children

14. October 2009  
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It is probably very few new mothers, who know bakteriesammensætningen in their own saliva and probably even fewer that know this have an impact on their child's dental health the rest of his life. Kisses and hugs are fine, but contact and exchange of saliva can transfer the ”cariesbakterier” from mother to child. Parents should be better informed, reads the assessment from the Professor of Dentistry in Copenhagen Svante Twetman.

Mothers pass bacteria to their children
People who have much caries, and often have a special bakteriesammensætning. And these ”cariesbakterier” can infection. Studies show that the bacteria in infants in more than 70 percent of the cases comes from the mother, however the infection can also take place from other relatives or, for instance, in vuggestuemiljøet.

Mom with many ”cariesbakterier” are at high risk to transfer these to their children by, for example, to share the fate of their children or the taste of the baby feeding bottle. The earlier a child is exposed to the cariesbakterier, the greater the risk is that the bacteria establish a permanent and on a large scale. Thus, there is increased risk that the child develops caries in pre-school, writing Tandlægebladet.

According to professor Svante Twetman is it first and foremost to avoid direct spytkontakt. You should as parents avoid to take the child's pacifier or other things that need to check in the child's mouth, into his own mouth. One should not, for example, test barnemadens temperature in his own mouth. And one should not wash the pacifier or ”do it clean” by taking it in the mouth.

Another precaution, which the mother can take is to try to reduce its own level of cariesbakterier. With a background in several independent studies highlights Svante Twetman, ”mother can treat themselves antibacterial by rinsing the mouth with klorhexidinopløsning, or she may choose to chew xylitoltyggegummi in the period up to the child's first tandfrembrud.”

He stresses that there is some evidence that the tandsundheden in children can be improved if the tandplejepersonalet provides prospective and new parents information and advice on how to avoid the transfer of cariesbakterier to her child.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 12 2009 or on www.tandlaegebladet.dk.

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Is the oral mucosa good to reconstruct itself?

14. October 2009  
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Question:

Hello!

I got rid of a mucosele for about 3 months ago. Since the dentist had suspected that there was still something of mucoselet back I had removed a little more 2 months later, which turned out to be scar tissue that lay back (was quite a few millimeters). Now it's a month ago and it has healed fine but is a notch down in the upper layers of the skin which gives a wrinkle all the way on the outside of the lip. I am of course very sorry.
Therefore, I would ask if it ever loosens up or “grow up” so that the checkmark/rynken disappear? is the oral mucosa usually good to “reconstruct” themselves?
Many thanks for your help!

greetings Anne

Answer:

Dear Anne,

Usually is the oral mucosa good to reconstruct itself, but when there is talk about scar tissue, so this suggests that it will not do it. I think that if you have the genes by this, then you should speak with your dentist. Find out whether he/she can help you or will refer you to a specialist.

Hope you can use my answer.

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Dentist Joan Olsen

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Complaint about teeth whitening

8. October 2009  
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Question:

Hello

I have a couple of days ago got my top 6 front teeth bleached at my dentist. My one incisor is a slightly darker than the other, when it in order to use my dentist's words, is “the sand” after a blow from mælketanden blurted out when I was about. 3 years old. During the whitening was the first for themselves, with a product which was smeared on in 1 – 1½ mm layer thickness and then it should be stirred around with a kind of spatula (made dentist) in 10 min, then got all 6 front teeth the place in 10 min. Right after the treatment I could see a bit of difference, but already after 4 -5 hours, I think that I was back at the starting point, and could/can be no difference, see. My dentist has not yet received payment, then she would switch plastic fillings. But it is not necessary to get switched plastic fillings when I can't see farveforskellen longer. My question is whether it can be right that I need to pay a few thousand kr for no difference or whether I can complaint or the like?

Vh Mette

Answer:

Dear Mette,

I think you should talk with your dentist about what you think. It is hard for me to comment on such a specific question, when I do not know how the starting point was and how it looks today. I do not believe that you will get something out of that complaint, as your dentist immediately not have made a wrong treatment.

Even if you complain about the treatment, you should be aware that you do not let to pay the bill. So immediately I would suggest that you find a solution together with your dentist.

You can read more about complaints against dentists here

Useful contact information in connection with a possibly. complaint you will find here

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dear Jane,

It suggests that it is kæbeleddet in the right side that bothers you. Talk to your dentist about it. He can also rule out whether it comes from the teeth or the muscles.

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Pain in the jaw once in a while

Question:

Hello Dentistry,
Since my last visits to the dentist, I have had pain in my jaw once in a while. It was the worst right after my last visits to the dentist. So I had not so big problems in 2-3 months. But now it starts to get worse again. It varies how long that go from. It might take 1 day or 3 weeks, sometimes I have pain in the jaw. It usually goes away again after 1 days. It is the most in the right side.
If I should have done something about it, should I go to my dentist or my general practitioner doctor?
With kind regards

Jane

Answer:

Dear Jane,

It suggests that it is kæbeleddet in the right side that bothers you. Talk to your dentist about it. He can also rule out whether it comes from the teeth or the muscles.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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There is no guarantee for bad workmanship?

2. October 2009  
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Question:

Hi,
I have a question regarding a broken tooth due. a root canal treatment. Now I can see in one of your replies that there is no guarantee for root canal treatment??
I got in the month of march made a root canal, and it looked fine, said the dentist, but now there broken a piece of the tooth and the treatment is also broken, as I can shake with the other side of the tooth. This must be bad craft, and must be able to be covered by a warranty??
I look forward to hearing from you.

Laurids

Answer:

Dear Henry Wadsworth,

First I will say that your tooth is not necessarily broken just because it has been rodbehandlet. There are several reasons why a tooth gets rodbehandlet, and often there is not much left of a tooth when there is rodbehandlet. It sounds as if your tooth is broken, and it is something that can happen. When the dentist looks at the quality of a root canal, he will look at the rodfyldningen, ie. he replaces tandnerven with, it's close. And that is what he mean by that it looks fine. To the tooth ruptures has not necessarily something with poor craft to make, but is a quite common complication, which in some cases can happen.

You are not covered by any form of warranty at the dentist. But think that has been a model of a Danish dentist, have the opportunity to complain about the treatment. You can read more about how to complain about a dentist here.

You can also apply for compensation from the Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring. You can read more about compensation for malpractice here.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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