Got your teeth destroyed by Cluster headache

Question:

I have since 1997 had a Cluster migraine, it will say it took some years before some found out completely a huh I failed.. in the periods I have seizures, it is very violent, the pain is not to keep out, and the hammer head in the wall to get a different pain.. I have so within the last 4-5 years begun to crunch my teeth and can during a seizure pill teeth out with my finger. I've gotten much medication and huge strong medication when I have horton's. it means now for me I have gone from being a very out anvent girl, to shut myself inside my apartment, I'm embarrassed insecure and not happy more. I have been receiving disability benefits, and saves me for now it is starting to go beyond my front teeth can not eat normal food must not be tough food, wish I could bite into an apple again... What should I do, can some help me?????

Kind regards Tina

Answer:

Dear Tina,

Your situation doesn't sound particularly nice. Dentists know well to Cluster headache, and it has on occasions given rise to tooth extraction, where it is misdiagnosed as a toothache. This is typically the teeth in overkæbens sideregion, the same side as the headache occurs. Some patients with the horton's, get the pure oxygen in the bottle to help the pain.

I think you need to consult your own dentist. Evs. even turn on one of the two ' dental schools in the country.

Dentistry in Aarhus, denmark
Dentistry in Copenhagen

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Tandlægeforeningens Patientforsikring covers, according to the rules of complaint and erstatningsloven, damages in connection with the examination and treatment by dentists.

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The insurance covers
Injuries occurring in the period after the 1. January 2004 are covered, if it is made in connection with treatment by a private practice dentist or in connection with the treatment of Regionstandplejen (ex. Amtstandplejen), in the municipal tandplejeordninger or at one of the universities ' dental schools.

Is the injury happened before 1. January 2004, is only covered if it is made in connection with treatment by a private dentist.

When you get the replacement
Although the compensation scheme only covers the damages done in connection with the examination and treatment by a dentist. You have however the possibility to obtain compensation, even though the damage is not due to the fault from the dentist's side.

If you suffered an injury in connection with a dental treatment, compensation may be awarded if it is deemed that the damage is a strong likelihood that is caused in one of the following ways:

  • If the damage could have been avoided by a different treatment, which in the given situation would have been the best possible.
  • If the damage is due to fault or failure in the technical equipment and tools.
  • If the damage could have been avoided by using another equally effective treatment, technique or method.
  • If the damage is very rare, and serious in relation to the illness being treated, and thus goes beyond what you should reasonably tolerate.

Time period
In order to be entitled to damages, should the damage be notified no later than five years after you have got acquainted with it. There must not be more than ten years have passed since the injury was sustained.

In case of accident
You will come to harm during an accident at a dentist's office, which is not a part of the professional treatment, for example. by falling on a slippery floor, can only be compensated, if there is a fault from the clinic's side.

What compensation is available for
Compensation is paid according to the rules of Erstatningsansvarsloven.

  • Compensation is paid for the cost of repairing the damage, ie. the extra costs that are a result of the damage.
  • In addition, there may be compensation for other expenses that are a result of the injury, as the costs of medicine.
  • There can be compensation for loss of earnings and loss of earning capacity. In addition, there may be granted compensation for pain and suffering and for permanent injury.
  • There is normally provided only for compensation, if the compensation is greater than 1,000 kr. For any damages in connection with the treatment of regionstandplejen, the municipal tandplejeordninger or on the universities ' dental schools will only be provided compensation, if the amount is over $ 10,000.

What is not eligible for compensation
There will be no compensation for the cost of the treatment you came for to get made. These costs are always for own account. The same applies, if the treatment will have to be done, because of one reason or another, failed.

You also can not obtain compensation for the consequences of the accident or illness you have received treatment for, or if the treatment has not led to the expected result.

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The Danish dental phobia stress dentists

12. June 2009  
Filed in News

It is estimated that 10-20 percent of danes are so afraid of the dentist that they completely dropped the regular visits to the dentist. And to ca. 4 out of 10 adult danes suffer from dental phobia to one degree or another.

In addition to having major consequences for the individual, they have high rates of dental phobia also major societal consequences. It costs the society dearly in sickness and in subsidies for expensive treatments, which may be necessary after many years of neglect and lack of inspection at the dentist.

Fear of dentists affects all groups in society, and not just people with limited resources and profits. “There is a slight over-representation of unemployed people, but all groups are affected, also the bosses and bank managers,” says Rod Moore, a researcher at the university of Aarhus, Viborg Folkeblad.

The lack of correlation between the level of education and frequency of dental phobia can be linked to the reason for the tandlægeskrækken to be found in childhood.

Now Dentists of terror
A group of aarhus dentists and psychologists have been awarded the 190.000 Danish kroner from the central denmark Region to a project to cure dental phobia. One of the aims of the project is to get a larger part of the population to regularly go to the dentist. And it is for practicing dentists who must be better to help patients with tandlægeskrækken.

“It's about meeting the patient on a human level. It is important that the dentist sits down for a chat with the patient about this fear and listening to the experiences the patient had with the dentists. Experiences, as often is the fault of the tandlægeskrækken. And so it is very important that the conversation does not take place in the tandlægestol, as the patient to fear so much, it's about creating confidence,” says Rod Moore, who is a project manager at the Research and treatment center for dental phobia of Dentistry in Aarhus.

“70 percent of all with dental phobia have had a traumatic experience at a dentist before the age of 12 years, and it creates problems for them to this day. But I hope that the project will be able to help a part of them,” says Rod Moore on.

Dentists are affected also by the tandlægeskrækken
In the description of the project also states that dentists can get the stress of having to relate to the resistance they encounter from the patient when they must deal with anxious patients. It can be both mentally and physically exhausting and mean risk for worse treatment of the patient or the symptoms of burnout in dentists.


Dentist, ph.d., dr. odont. Rod Moore has, among others, in 2006 defended a doctoral thesis on dental phobia and pain at the University of Aarhus with the title “Psychosocial aspects of dental anxiety and clinical pain phenomena“. He has also been affiliated with Aarhus Tandlægeskole for over 20 years, been a private dentist for 20 years and been employed at two universities in the UNITED states, among other things, at the Ohio State University, where he also acquired his master's degree. Rod Moore has numerous publications and has lectured at several universities in both Europe and the UNITED states.