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What do I get in a free consultation?

Free Consultation


MyDental provide a range of dental treatments, fillings, extractions, scale and polish, wisdom teeth removal, teeth whitening and much more. 
 

When you attend MyDental for a free dental consultation, we will carry out a full dental examination and provide details of any treatment that may be required. This process will include an OPG X-Ray, but please note that a €35 admin fee will apply should you wish to take a copy of your OPG X-ray to another clinic.

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    What is a composite filling?

    Fillings

    In the past, fillings may have been relatively easy to spot, but because we’re so conscious of our smile these days, you can opt for a natural looking alternative – the composite or tooth-coloured filling.

     

    In simple terms, composite resin is a tooth-coloured plastic mixture filled with a form of glass. Because it's a slightly softer substance than metal or silver fillings, it was traditionally used for filling just the front teeth. With improvements in modern dentistry, however, you can now have a composite filling in any of your teeth.

     

    They’re virtually indistinguishable in colour and texture from your original teeth, and nobody will even know you have a filling unless you choose to share it with them! 

    What's the difference between a surgical and a non-surgical extraction?

    Extractions

    Non-surgical tooth extraction is the most common form of extraction and involves grasping the visible portion of the tooth or crown with a dental instrument, then rocking it back and forth, which dislodges any connective ligaments. Once this is done, the tooth is lifted gently from its socket.


    Surgical tooth extraction is called for in situations where a tooth cannot be accessed or removed with ease. This might be because the tooth has broken, or perhaps to erupt fully through the gums. The process involves elevating the soft gum tissue that lies over the tooth. In certain cases, splitting the tooth surgically may help removal.
    What should I expect from my extraction procedure?

    Extraction Procedure

    To minimise discomfort or infection after an extraction, you should: 

    • Take any painkillers that your dentist prescribes.

    • Keep swelling to a minimum by applying an ice bag to the outside of your face.

    • Limit any vigorous activity for the first 24 hours.

    • Don’t rinse or spit too hard, as you will dislodge the blood clot that’s preventing further bleeding.         

    • After 24 hours have passed, rinse out your mouth with warm, salty water. 

    • You can brush your teeth, but avoid the extraction area.

    • Eat on the opposite side of your mouth.

    What is a scale & polish?

    Scale & Polish

    This involves thoroughly cleaning any stains or deposits on your teeth, and also scaling away any build-up of tartar. Your teeth are then polished using a special dental instrument which is much more effective than your toothbrush.

    Wisdom Tooth Extraction

    Wisdom Teeth

    Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars which you’ll find towards the back of your mouth. They usually appear between the ages of 18 and 25 – hence the term ‘wisdom teeth’.

    Your dentist may advise removing them if they are impacted, which means they’re trapped in your jawbone or gums.

    Alternatively, they may be coming in at the wrong angle, or your mouth may not be big enough to accommodate them.
     

    What should I expect from my extraction procedure?

    To minimise discomfort or infection after an extraction, you should:

    • Take any painkillers that your dentist prescribes.
    • Keep swelling to a minimum by applying an ice bag to the outside of your face.
    • Limit any vigorous activity for the first 24 hours.
    • Don’t rinse or spit too hard, as you will dislodge the blood clot that’s preventing further bleeding.
    • After 24 hours have passed, rinse out your mouth with warm, salty water.
    • You can brush your teeth, but avoid the extraction area.
    • Eat on the opposite side of your mouth.
    What is internal bleaching treatment?

    Internal Bleaching

    When you have a root canal treatment, the dentin which forms the main part of the tooth is no longer living. This means that it tends to darken over time. It’s possible to whiten it, however, through a process known as internal bleaching or non-vital bleaching.

    The bleaching treatment involves placing a bleaching agent into the empty ‘pulp chamber’ of the problem tooth.

    The procedure is painless, and there are no after-effects so you can eat and drink as normal once the procedure has been completed.