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Viking dentistry was surprisingly advanced

14 December, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Widespread caries and toothache – but also some dental work and filing of front teeth. Viking Age teeth from Varnhem bear witness to surprisingly advanced dentistry. This has been shown in a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg. The study examined 3,293 teeth from 171 individuals among the Viking Age population of Varnhem […]

Increased risk of dental caries after bariatric surgery

31 October, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Those who have had surgical obesity treatment have a higher risk of dental caries than before surgery. They also often experience a general decline in oral health. This has been shown by a thesis at the University of Gothenburg. The aim of the thesis was to study the oral health of individuals before and after […]

Honorary doctor with a focus on global dental health

16 June, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Professor and dentist Guglielmo Giuseppe Campus has been appointed an honorary doctor at the University of Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy. This strengthens the Academy’s ties with a prominent researcher and a global leader in preventive dental health. The Board of the Sahlgrenska Academy has decided to appoint Guglielmo Campus as an Honorary Doctor of Odontology. The […]

Root canal treatment work still favored for badly damaged teeth

28 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Few patients regret having a severely damaged tooth saved by a root canal filling. A University of Gothenburg thesis shows that 87 percent would choose the same treatment again, if in need, although pain and discomfort around the tooth are common. The reason for getting a root filling is often that the soft tissue inside […]

Complications following dental implant therapy are common

17 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

More than four out of ten patients who received dental implants suffered complications within a nine-year period, these are the results of a thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg. In Sweden, more than 30 000 patients receive implant-supported restorative therapy (treatment with dental implants to replace lost teeth) on an annual basis. Good long-time results […]

A fifth of adults in Sweden report dental anxiety

22 February, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

In Sweden, approximately one in five adults suffers from dental anxiety or phobia. The number has decreased over time, but still an important part of the population have major problems, according to a recent doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. The thesis includes a nationwide interview study involving 3,500 adult individuals, randomly selected from […]

Poor root fillings can be the result of stress and the economy

22 March, 2016 - Göteborgs universitet

Only half of all root fillings that are done in the Swedish public dental service are of good quality. The reason that dentists accept technically poor root fillings can be that they feel root fillings are difficult, associate them with stress and frustration as well as that a good quality root treatment often takes longer […]

Extracting a Deciduous Canine Tooth Beneficial to the Permanent Tooth

27 November, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

In some children, the permanent canine tooth fails to grow properly. If the dentist extracts the deciduous tooth at the right time, however, the probability that the permanent tooth will grow properly is doubled, and a long treatment can be avoided. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Most people brushes their teeth in the wrong way

15 May, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

Almost all Swedes brush their teeth, yet only one in ten does it in a way that effectively prevents tooth decay. Now researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, are eager to teach Swedes how to brush their teeth more effectively.