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Listed here are some of the more popular treatments
we provide.

In addition to those treatments we also provide the full range of dentures
and surgical treatments (extractions etc.).

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

 
 
     

 

 

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Examination:
In order to provide a proper diagnosis a full examination of all the mouth is carried out.

X rays:

X rays allow the dentist to check areas of the tooth that cannot be seen by normal methods e.g. checking for decay between teeth or an abscess on the tip of a root. X rays represent a powerful tool for the diagnosis of dental disease.

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Example of a small dental X ray

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Example of a panoramic X ray

Cleaning:
Proper cleaning of the teeth is vital to prevent gum disease and decay. Gum disease (Gum recession) is caused by the reaction of the gums to bacteria in the plaque and is usually noted as bleeding gums. Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss.

Fillings:
Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria in the mouth convert the sugar in food to acid which dissolves away the calcium in the teeth leading to a cavity .When a tooth has become decayed it is necessary to repair the damaged part. This is done by numbing the tooth and removing the affected part with a small drill. The tooth is then filled with either a metal (back teeth) or white material (front teeth) White fillings can also be placed in back teeth though they are not quite as durable as the metal filling but they look much better. Feel free to discuss your options with us.

Root Canal Treatment:
(Taking the nerve out of the tooth) The centre of a tooth is filled with soft tissue called the pulp. Occasionally when a tooth has a large cavity or a large filling the pulp starts to die inside the tooth causing pain. To treat this problem the dentist can clean the infected dead pulp from the centre of the tooth and seal it so infection can not gather again. Contrary to popular belief (due to the mention of the word nerve) root treatment is not painful once the tooth has been properly numbed.

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X ray of a recently completed Root Canal

Crowning:
Crowning involves shaping a severely damaged / discoloured tooth to allow it to be fitted with a capping which is made in a laboratory. The dentist drills the tooth to form the correct shape and then takes a mould of it. Usually a temporary crown is fitted. The mould is sent to the laboratory where the crown is made and returned to the surgery. Then the temporary crown is removed and the permanent one fitted.

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Diagram of a crown

Bridging:
Bridging is similar to crowning but it allows the dentist to attach a number of crowns attached together to hold a tooth in place where a natural tooth is missing.

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Diagram of a bridge

Veneers:
Veneers are similar to a false nails. A thin layer of porcelain is fitted to the surface of the tooth either to re shape the tooth or to brighten a dark tooth.

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Diagram of a veneer

Tooth whitening:
Enamel despite its appearance is slightly porous. Over time depending on what we eat these pours pick up stains and our teeth appear darker. To counteract this it is possible to whiten the teeth. In order to whiten the teeth bite guards are constructed in the lab. The patient places bleach in the bite guards and wears them (usually over night)
for a number of nights. In this way the teeth are whitened.
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Get in Touch
25 Anne Street, Dundalk, County Louth
tel: +353 (0)42 9326801

email: tracy@begleydental.ie
www.begleydental.ie

Opening Hours
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday: 9am-12pm



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