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Some of the various dental treatments available at Oaklawn Dental Care
Having many years of experience in this field, we in this practice can offer a comprehensive, reliable, affordable service for all but the most complicated cases, and for these we will refer to a suitable specialist.
At Oaklawn Dental Care we offer treatments using both cutting edge and traditional methods.
Patients can claim Tax Relief on Orthodontic treatment. Ask about our easy payments plan
Dental crowns are restorations that cover the whole surface of the tooth. Crowns are used to rebuild broken or excessively damaged teeth, and improve appearance. Crowns can be made from a metal (such as gold), or natural looking tooth coloured porcelain or sometimes, for strength and appearance, a combination of both.
Veneers are thin wafers of porcelain which are bonded on to the front surface of teeth to restore or improve the appearance of worn, chipped or discoloured teeth or to reshape them if the teeth are spaced or considered too small.
A dental bridge is essentially a false tooth and is used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is attached to the two other teeth around the space – “bridging” them together. A bridge is ideal when the supporting teeth surrounding the gap are strong and healthy.
Tax relief can be claimed on Bridges and crowns.
€700 per unit
The soft tissue at the core of a tooth is called the pulp, made up of nerve, blood vessels and other tissue. Patients normally refer to this as the “nerve”. The health of the pulp can be damaged by deep decay, fracture of the tooth or trauma or even wear and tear over many years. If it is damaged sufficiently it can become very painful or develop an abscess.
At this stage only root canal treatment will save the tooth. Root canal treatment involves removing damaged or dead nerves and blood vessels in the root of the tooth and cleaning and disinfecting the roots. The space left is then filled with a material that seals the tooth and keeps it functioning as before. However in many cases the teeth are weakened because there is no longer a living “nerve” or pulp in them and a crown is often advised to protect the teeth.
Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) usually erupt between the ages of 18 and 23. If these impacted teeth are in an abnormal position, food and bacteria can collect under the gum causing a local infection, pain, swelling and bad breath. If these symptoms are severe and frequent then the wisdom teeth need to be removed.
Most wisdom tooth extractions can be performed in our surgery under local anaesthetic. If general anaesthetic or hospitalisation is needed there is a number of specialists to whom we can refer.
Do you suffer from headaches, jaw pain, or suffer from teeth grinding? These are all symptoms that can be easily resolved at Noel Creaner’s surgery. Many patients come to us having suffered from headaches for years, taking pain killers with no lasting relief and not realising that the problem is dental in origin. Often many of these problems arise from irregularity of your bite which puts stress and tension in surrounding muscles.
Your treatment may include simple bite adjustment or a night time acrylic splint, and in some cases you may need crowns and veneers to re-establish a new bite.
Cost varies depending on number of treatments required.
Believe it or not, your dentist can help you stop snoring! Using a device a little similar to that used to help stop people grinding their teeth and causing headaches we can stop snoring and maybe even save marriages! I’ve tried it myself and it really works!
These are a thin protective plastic coating placed in the fissures or cracks naturally present in our back teeth, i.e. molars and premolars. The procedure is simple, safe and totally pain free and is done to reduce greatly the risk of decay in the young person’s teeth.
It is best to apply them to the teeth as soon as possible after they are fully through, as this is the time when the teeth are most vulnerable, particularly if the child is fond of sugary things. Once in place the seals usually last several years, but it is wise always wise to have the teeth checked regularly in case of any little fault. Remember, a stitch in time saves nine!
Essentially, there are two types of filling: silver amalgam and composite (white) fillings.
Amalgam has been in use for about 150 years and is a safe and very durable material.
Composites are in use now for about 50 years and the material and the technique are improving all the time, so that they are now nearly as durable and long-lasting as amalgam. Composite is the material of choice for filling front teeth and is becoming more and more common in back teeth as well.
Normally amalgam is the first choice filling material in back teeth as it is stronger, more durable and more economical than composite, but composite is of course better-looking and even indistinguishable very often from the natural tooth substance.
The importance of good oral hygiene cannot be overemphasised, and can never be learned too early. At our practice we want all our patients to have a healthy mouth for their entire life.
Through regular examination we can teach you and your children a preventive approach.
Remember that visiting you dentist every six months could prevent the need for potentially extensive treatments in the future.