Swollen gums

1. may 2012  
Filed in Treatment

Question:

Hello
I have a boy of 13 years where his gums are swollen.
He has no evil in it but synsmæssigt it doesn't look pretty.
He has had it for many years and we have always been told of dentistry, that it will disappear if we push the (forsigttigt) on it. But nothing has helped.
What can we do to remedy it

Answer:

Dear Jan,

If the gums are raised in general, it is typically a sign of gingivitis. This is due to a lack of oral hygiene. I suspect that the dentist has recommended to you is that you should brush your teeth better and incl. the gums.

If your son improves his oral hygiene, should the problem disappear by itself.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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Better oral hygiene can save respiratorpatienters life

10. april 2010  
Filed in News

One of the most frequent complications in patients in hospital intensive care units are pneumonia. Lungeinfektion in connection with respiratory therapy affects not only older people, but weakened patients of all ages. In a large american study, recently published in the American Journal of Critical Care, researchers examined the effect of performing extended oral hygiene with a bl.a. suction, cleaning and brushing two times a day on respiratory therapy.

In many cases, it is in fact bacteria from the oral cavity which are the cause of the complications and thorough oral hygiene can according to the study, reduce the risk of lungebetændelsen and the resulting costs, writes Tandlægebladet.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 4 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk

Older people with dementia suffer from poor oral hygiene

27. October 2009  
Filed in News

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.

Tend to undershot with the wear on the incisors and tyggeflader

7. may 2009  
Filed in Mouth

Question:

Hello!I've been at the dentist.I tend to a little undershot and the slider of my front teeth on the back quite strongly, and tyggefladerne.
The dentist said the solution was to raise the bit so the front teeth don't wear out.There were 14 crowns in overmund.
The dentist modelerede plastic on my teeth and found a height up so slulle put crowns on.Then he was apparently cold feet for he sleb then all plasticen of my teeth and that it was no good I should instead have a brace of the same robustness as a bite splint glued on to the tyggefladerne and the back of the front teeth.Now I have gone with the plastic glued on the teeth for about 4 months. and it is certainly not pleasant with such a rigid tandkasse.
now if I should have sealed a tooth with plasticen. I also can not use dental floss.
I must say that it has helped my headaches to raise my bite (had headaches 4-5 days a week)
Have you not a good advice

Jens

Answer:

Dear Jens

It is a little difficult to comment on such a specific case like yours. But you can easily raise the bite with crowns, but 14 dollars sounds a little violent.
Ang. plastikskinnen, so you can deal with a removable splint, which the patient walks with a piece of time to find the correct bite height again, but I don't know of anything to glue them firmly on the teeth, which I find inappropriate and this compromises your oral hygiene much.

I would recommend you to speak with your dentist as soon as possible about the treatment plan he has made, perhaps. seek out another dentist for a new vocational assessment. You are also always welcome to consult tandlægeskolerne in Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

www.tandpleje.dk/brevkassen

Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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