Removed visdomstand, but no stitches?

19. september 2011  
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I got operated on a visdomstand out today, who lay almost horizontally in the jaw in the right side. I have not particularly hurt, I can chew and talk without problems, but is very sore up under the jaw, also when I turn the head. It is well, what you can expect after an intervention, but I have read others ' feature, and it seems as if they have all been stitched? I'm not – it bleeds part, if I sneeze or tensing my abdominal muscles and there is a huge black hole down the right side of my undermund. It is necessary to be stitched after such an operation is a little nervous with regard to the intake of, for example, cola, as I have a close relationship with (I'm familiar with acid injuries, so it is not a part of my question), but are there any types of food or drinks that do not come in the open crater?

Sincerely Cæcilia


Dear Cæcilia

It is very common that you will be stitched after an operation. But your dentist has the well rated to the evs. was not necessary in your case. You should seek out the dentist again if you are uneasy. But you must like to drink Cola 🙂

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen™ – the Road to healthier teeth


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Lower sugar levies provide lower teeth

25. march 2010  
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It is a bomb, in particular the children's and young people's dental health, sugar levies has fallen every year since 2001. It says Tandlægeforeningens president Susanne Andersen in a comment to the new information from the ministry of finance.

– We can see that the portions have become larger over the last ten years, and it is hardly unlikely that it has anything to do with the gradual tax reductions. Slikposerne have been greater, and the same is sodavandsflaskerne. While the biggest soda bottles for ten years ago called the 1½ litre, we are now up to 2 litres. And it is a big problem for the teeth. The large bottles of deadlines, especially children and young people to have a soda standing and taking a sip of it periodically. In this way, the teeth in a constant acid bath in, and the acid in the soda can in the worst case corrode the tooth enamel away, " says Susanne Andersen.

Studies have shown that every 7. teen, to a greater or lesser extent, have acid injuries of the tooth enamel.

In addition to syreskaderne is the sugar in soft drinks and sweets are one of the major culprits when it comes to holes in the teeth. The trend has for many years been, that the danes have fewer and fewer holes in the teeth, but Susanne Andersen is afraid that the positive development will stop, if the intake of sugar continues to increase.

Further information may be obtained from Tandlægeforeningen by contacting the communications officer May Falcon 70 25 77 11 or head of communications Claus Jørgensen on 70 25 77 11 or 21 26 56 98.

Give the lemon acid injuries to the teeth?

25. march 2010  
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Read just article about acid injuries. I drink approx. 1 liter of tea a day. Half of the aisles pushing I lemon in. It can also in the long run give the acid injuries?
I eat an orange every morning – it would be better for my teeth if I ate the melon or the like? I am 55 years old and has beautiful teeth.
Thank you in advance.



Dear Susanne,

The in itself does not provide acid injuries as it has a neutral PH value. When you put lemon juice in your tea, lowers you PH, which can lead to acid injuries to the teeth. However, the use of this once in a while does not give damage to the teeth. If you eat orange every morning, I would limit it and complement with a neutral fruit, as you yourself are inside, for example. melon. Furthermore, to brush your teeth after you have eaten or drunk something acidic. Ask your dentist if you have acid injuries in your teeth if you are worried.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen™ – the Road to healthier teeth


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Acid injuries especially prevalent among teenage boys

6. august 2009  
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Every third 16-year-old boy in the city of Frederiksberg has acid injuries of the teeth, which means the etching of the tooth enamel. Cola, soda and other soft drinks are supposed to be the main reason for syreskaderne – in the specialised language called erosions. The result comes from a study carried out by Frederiksberg Municipality's Dentistry, and, as presented in the Tandlægebladet.

In general, have more than one seventh of the 12-to 17-year-olds in the city of Frederiksberg acid injuries to the teeth. The problem is most often seen among boys, and the damage gets worse, the older you get.

In Tandlægebladet presents overtandlæge Lene Esmark from Frederiksberg and the Municipality of Dentistry the results of a survey of the scope and severity of erosions among 2.151 of the municipality's children and young people in the 12-17 years of age.

According to the survey, 313 of the young people, equivalent to 14.6 per cent. at least one tooth with acid injuries. Five have so severe damage to large areas at minimum one tooth is completely without enamel.

In all age groups is the prevalence of acid injuries highest among the boys, especially in the 15-to 16-years of age. Among the 16-year-olds, for example, has at 7.6 per cent. of the girls, acid injuries, while the same is true for the whole of 32,8 per cent. of the boys. The big gender difference is offset a bit after 16-years of age, but the problem is still most prevalent among the boys. The five persons with the most serious type of erosions are also all boys.

In general, it can be seen that the problem with acid injuries increases with age. The older the adolescents become, the more frequent is the occurrence of acid injuries, as the severity of the damage also increases.

Frederiksberg Municipality's Dental care will now continue to develop targeted prevention programmes in the form of guidance and enlightenment. Efforts must be directed particularly against the boys and should already be implemented from the age of 12 years.

Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 9 2009 or

School introduces common tooth brushing to the morning assembly

10. June 2009  
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Despite the fact that the students at Frøslev-Padborg Skole is good for brushing the teeth, several of the students comprehensive acid injuries to the teeth. The Municipal Dental care has now put the focus on the problem with the project “Stop acid injuries and holes in the teeth”, and have therefore introduced the common tooth brushing in the entire month of June.

Dentures before the age of 18 years
On Førslev-Padborg School they have more students who already have severe acid injuries to the teeth. Continuing students with the high consumption of sweet drinks, especially cola, many of the students could wave goodbye to their teeth and could say hello to dentures, already before the age of 18 years. There are found acid injuries to the teeth in every sixth child under the age of 18 years and the problem is increasing.

Both dentists and dental hygienists can tell you that at Frøslev-Padborg Skole suffering many children of acid injuries. And a possible reason for the problems at this school may be due to the close location to the many tempting offers from grænsebutikkerne, selling cheap sweets, juices and soft drinks are available in mega sizes.

Project “Stop acid injuries and holes in the teeth”
In order to focus on acid injuries the municipal dental care shot the project “Stop acid injuries” in time at Frøslev-Padborg Skole. The project was launched on 2. June with big tandbørstningsdag, where all pupils were given a vanddunk, toothbrush and toothpaste. Secondly, there were common tooth brushing in the great hall.

Fælles tandbørstning til morgensamlingen

Common tooth brushing to the morning assembly

The project will continue throughout the month of June, where the municipal dental care will try to put the focus on the acid injuries and get the tooth brushing at the program each morning. To morgensamlingerne the students will continually get more information on how they can avoid acid injuries.

Every Monday and Thursday there is a common brushing while the students are allowed to look at a power-point presentation with images of acid injuries, diet and tandbørsteinstruktion. Brochures and other promotional material handed out also to the students. Like the municipal dental care will be present every Monday and Thursday. Who will the other days of the week be the common tooth brushing in the classroom.

At the school's library will throughout the period be an exhibition on diet and drinks. In total there will be two exhibitions, one on sugar and one on the PH-the acid in the drinks. The project team has also made the banner, posters and brochures to the students. And a message is also sent to each home on the project.

Frøslev-Padborg Skole will in the period be completely free of juices, soft drinks, and other acidic drinks. And the school canteen, “the Stall”, will in the period to only sell water and milk, and other non-acidic drink. The parents have also got a call for active participation, like all parents are welcome to the events.

The project ends on Wednesday, 24. June, with common brushing and evaluation of the project. A part of the project “Stop acid injuries and holes in the teeth” will dentistry also use at other schools than Frøslev-Padborg School, to the extent that it can be done.

Water with lemon juice etches the teeth

6. may 2009  
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Cola, fruit Juices and smoothies are far from the only drinks you should be careful with, if you want to avoid acid injuries to the teeth. Water with lemon or limeskiver is almost just as bad for the teeth such as cola.

Summer, sun and cold drinks
Now summer is approaching rapidly, increasing the need for cold drinks to make the thirst with along with the temperature. In cafes and restaurants is ice-cold tap water with fresh lemon or limeskiver become very popular among the young people, as a “healthy” alternative to the often sukkerfyldte soft drinks, which can also be very acidic.

But you drink citronvand more than once per day, you risk the enamel on your teeth corrode and after a single summer's consumption, you can look forward to a hefty bill from the dentist in several thousands of dollars, writes Urban. One of the country's leading researchers in the field of dental disease, overtandlæge Ulla Pallesen call tanderosion for a regular epidemic.

The etching of the teeth
“It damages the teeth in nearly the same degree as the cola. The more sliced lemon, in a pitcher of water, the more the enamel is etched there. There is no doubt that the pH-value smoking significantly less than the 5.5, which our teeth can withstand,” says Ulla Pallesen, who daily works with and teaches in the dental diseases at Copenhagen University, for Urban. “The enamel is etched slowly, but surely, even if no one marks or can see in the beginning,” explains overtandlæge Ulla Pallesen on.

Her research shows that the etching of the teeth is a major problem among young people under 30 years of age. And she estimates that the frequency of the disorder is second only to dental caries and periodontal disease. The first and only study on the number of acid injuries among teenagers was made in 2001 in the municipality of Aarhus in cooperation with The Municipal Dentistry in Aarhus. This study showed that every sixth between 15 and 17 years old had severe acid injuries to the teeth.

How can one protect themselves from acid injuries
You can't keep from citronvand, and other acidic beverages, you should limit intake to a maximum of once per day. The worst thing you can do is to drink it frequently and at regular intervals through the day, as it takes time for the mouth and the teeth the pH value to stabilise again. The consequence of the frequent acid bath in of the teeth comes creeping, and you can't completely brush-free for them. Indeed, one should avoid to brush the teeth right after consuming acidic drinks, and instead of rinsing the mouth with clean water immediately after use. Acidic beverages should not be consumed with small sips over a long time, but should instead be enjoyed quickly or with a straw.

You should also be aware that the excessive eating of sour fruits – such as lemons and oranges, as well as chewing of sour candy – as f.ex. wine gums – can dissolve the enamel and allow acid injuries.