Treatments Available at The Rathmines Dental

Examination This involves a thorough check of all the teeth for cavities (decay / caries), broken or discoloured fillings, fractures, etc. We also check the gums for any signs of gum disease or any other problems. We check all the areas in the mouth for any sign of oral cancer. If you could benefit from orthodontics (braces) or any sort of cosmetic treatment we will tell you.
Childs Examination We will check your child's teeth and mouth for any problems, with particular emphasis on prevention of possible future problems. If you feel your child needs some motivation tell them that the dentist is going to count their teeth. If you are worried they will not open their mouth bring their toothbrush so they can show the dentist how well they brush.
Gum Disease Also called Periodontal Disease or Pyorrohea. This can lead to the loss of all your teeth, even if the teeth themselves are fine. Regular cleaning by our Hygienist or by Dr McEniff as well as good brushing at home will prevent this read more.
Tooth Whitening We provide tooth whitening using the Carbamide Peroxide system from the US. It is a tray based method that you use at night and provides long term results read more.
Fillings We provide all the latest type of fillings, either white or silver on back teeth and obviously always white on the front teeth read more.
Root Canal Treatment Sometimes this is required to save a badly decayed tooth. It is a long and complicated but not painful procedure read more.
Crowns Sometimes there is very little of a tooth left either due to decay or fracture and a crown is the only way to build up the tooth to its proper size and shape read more.
Veneers These are very thin layers of porcelain applied to the front of the teeth to make them any shape or colour you want. You often see these used on American reality makeover shows, we can provide exactly the same treatment.
Bridges This is a way to replace missing teeth with a tooth fixed in position ie non-removable read more.
Implants This is another way to replace missing teeth using a titanium screw attached to the bone read more.
Extractions Sometimes a tooth is not savable and has to come out. This is never something to look forward to but if it is required we will make it as easy as possible for you by using plenty of local anaestethic and explaining everything to you as we go along Click here for instructions after you have had an extraction.
Dentures We provide basic plastic dentures as well as more advanced metal (Chrome Cobalt)framework dentures. Click here for instructions on getting used to new dentures.
Fissure Sealants We provide all available preventive treatments. Fissure sealants are a painless way to prevent tooth decay It is a liquid that flows into the fissures on the biting surface of the tooth and seals them off from decay.
Infection Control We use a state of the art vacuum autoclave to sterilize all instruments after every use. We try to use disposable instruments as much as possible.