child 5 years

19. september 2011  
Filed in Children

Question:

My grandson 5 years old has a few holes in the teeth, but may not like to get the mask on so he can get nitrous oxide. He sits nicely up in the chair but when the mask is approaching he becomes very upset. Why can't they give him something soothing before he must have the mask on ?? I have heard other dentists do. Dentists talk about hypnosis ??? What can you do so the boy no get total fear of dentists. ??

Answer:

Dear Susanne

There are many options to treat a child who is afraid. There are also several opportunities to give the child something calming before dental treatment. The cases are completely impossible to treat in the dentist's chair, can be referred to dental treatment in general anesthesia, but there is a lot to for this to happen. I think you should take a talk with the dentists who treat your grandchild to hear what options they have and why they possibly. do not make use of them.

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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No-shows giving rise to the risk of caries in children

3. February 2010  
Filed in News

Udeblivelser

No-shows increases the risk of caries in children

No-shows from tandlægeaftaler, dental phobia, as well as parents who are avoiding dental treatment, are risk factors for the development of caries in children, shows a new Swedish study. The survey includes more than 500 children and their parents.

The Swedish authors conclude that children, who have a history of no-shows, and who have parents who fail when it comes to complying with the children's tandlægeaftaler – they have an elevated risk of having developed dental caries as a five-year-old.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 2 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk

The anesthetic against dental phobia

21. november 2009  
Filed in Choice of dentist

Question:

I suffer from dental phobia
much would hear whether I could get general anesthesia.

Majbrit

Answer:

Dear Majbrit

It is the absolute last resort when you choose to put a patient in the general anesthesia. There are other forms of treatment of dental phobia, blah. hypnosis, acupuncture or premedication with a sedative before each treatment. There are certain dental clinics around the country that offer general anesthesia. Of course it would be best for you in the future to be treated by a private dentist without a general anesthesia, so try and talk with your dentist about what it is you're so afraid of.

A similar question is previously answered here in the letterbox, and there you can see a short list of some dentists who offer general anesthesia.

Read the question: General anesthesia from dental phobia

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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We are ready to fight obesity

27. august 2009  
Filed in News

Tandlægeforeningen interfering in the current debate about whether dentists should measure and weigh the children in order to prevent obesity.

”In Tandlægeforeningens the executive committee we find it natural that dentists are to prevent the problem of obesity among children and young people. Dentists in some municipalities already involved in multi-disciplinary advice on diet and healthy lifestyles. However, this should be done in accordance with the health visitors, doctors, dietitians. Tandlægeforeningen don't want to assume the task which others think they have a better educational foundation for that promise,” says a member of the Tandlægeforeningens company executive Inge Marie Behrndtz, in the magazine's leader.

Danish dentists happier than Swedish
Publicly employed dentists in Denmark have greater job satisfaction than their colleagues in Sweden. It highlights the preliminary results of the Swedish research project ”The goda arbetet”, which is along the way. Despite the stress and other negative factors at work shows the preliminary figures so that 69 percent of the Swedish and 77 percent of the Danish dentists experience of job satisfaction in the high or very high degree.

Are redheads more tandlægeangste? ... and other research results, Tandlægebladet not brought
If you are born with a long and a short leg – you get more often krydsbid? Are true redheads more tandlægeforskrækkede than the other? Form herbal tea a special risk for patients with braces?


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 10 2009 or on www.tandlaegebladet.dk

General anesthesia from dental phobia

10. august 2009  
Filed in Choice of dentist

Question:

I suffer from dental phobia. But may not postpone the dentist visit any longer. Can I get treatment under general anesthesia?

Mille

Answer:

Dear Mille

It is the absolute last resort when you choose to put a patient in the general anesthesia. There are other forms of treatment of dental phobia, blah. hypnosis, acupuncture or premedication with a sedative before each treatment. There are certain dental clinics around the country that offer general anesthesia. Of course it would be best for you in the future to be treated by a private dentist without a general anesthesia, so try and talk with your dentist about what it is you're so afraid of.
I am sending a few examples and telephone no. to dentists who offer general anaesthetic. Since I don't know where in the country you are located, I will send you a few you can contact:

Fyn:
Faaborgklinikkerne, Fyn Implantatcenter
Tel: 62613402 - 64731390
www.clinics.dk
team@clinics.dk

Jutland:
Hans and Peder Cold
Bryggersgade 10
7400 Herning, denmark
Tel: 97120399

Zealand:
The Copenhagen Implant Centre
Vester Voldgade 86
1552 Kbh V
Tel: 33123030
www.kic.nu

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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Remove visdomstand close to bihulen

1. July 2009  
Filed in Teeth

Question:

Hello.
I am going to the dentist on Thursday, and ha (fol.a.)removed the last visdomstand. It is filled with holes. My dentist says it sits close to the bihulen... I suffer from dental phobia and have already hurt in the stomach. It sounds really creepy!!
Is there some ricici – as my dentist will not/have told me...??? Evs. in order not to make me more afraid???

mvh Marianne

Answer:

Dear Marianne

No there is not some particular risks of removing a tooth which is close to the bihulen. It is important that the dentist takes precautions regardless of how the tooth is. In some cases, he get a hole in the lining of the bihulen, if the tooth is so close. But it is not something that is dangerous. And when you get among other things some precautions you should follow after tandudtrækningen, and then grow it well together again. It is certainly not something you should be afraid of.

Hope that my answer reassures you a little.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

www.tandpleje.dk/brevkassen

Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

Important!!!
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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.