14 Greenhills Road, Walkinstown,
Dublin 12, D12 K0Y3
                                            
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Our Services

  • PRSI Scheme

    Many of us are unaware of our Dental entitlement. For those of you who have been working for a considerable amount of time and have paid tax, you are entitled to a free dental check up and a subsidised scale and polish every calender year. Under the PRSI scheme it costs euro 15 for the dental check up and clean. To avail your PRSI dental check up and clean, you can call us to check if you are covered and book an appointment with us that suits you for your dental check up and clean.

  • Examination (Dental Check Up):
    A dental examination or dental check up, is the most common dental appointment throughout dentistry. It is important for your dentist to assess your dental and oral health, as it will be the cornerstone for your treatment plan, if one is required. Most dentists would recommend you have a dental check-up once every year. Some people might require a dental check up less frequently and others more frequently based on how healthy your teeth and gums are.
  • Dental Cleaning:
    At Berkeley Dental, we advise that you attend the dentist for a dental cleaning appointment at least every six months for a scale and polish. This reduces the chances of problems developing and minimizes your risk of developing gum disease in the future. During your appointment, the dentist will thoroughly clean all deposits and stains from your teeth, scale away tartar build-up and polish your teeth.
  • Filling:
    Where a tooth has decay or accidental damage, your dentist may recommend something called dental fillings.
    This simple operative procedure ensures that all decay and affected tooth structure will be removed and replaced with a durable filling material. Your dentist will also advise you on the best materials to use to restore your tooth.
    There are two types of fillings; Silver (amalgam) fillings and white fillings. Fillings stick to teeth so they can be used to repair teeth, which are chipped, broken or decayed.
  • Dental X-Rays:
    Occasionally, your dentist may require some dental x-rays of your teeth.
    A dental X-ray is one of the most common diagnostic tools used to provide the dentist with more information on your teeth and the structure of your gums.
    These small, low dosage images can be necessary to better assess your tooth/teeth structure, supporting socket bone and existing restorations (fillings/crowns) etc.
  • Extraction:
    After your examination and assessment your dentist may suggest tooth extractions. This can be for any number of reasons; your tooth may be beyond restoration with a filling or a crown.
    If your tooth needs to be removed, your dentist will talk with you on the next steps.
  • Dentures:
    Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic) or metal. They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial.
    Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
  • Dental Bridges:
    Dental bridges are a false tooth that is inserted to replace a missing one. It is anchored in place against two crowns on either side which are attached to the existing teeth (or implants, if required), so a bridge is formed. It should function and look just as well as your natural teeth.
  • Dental Crowns:
    Where a tooth is badly broken down, and is incapable of being restored in traditional methods e.g. restoration by filling, dental crowns may be the best option. Crowns are usually required when your tooth has cracked or decayed and there is not enough support left to hold a filling in place. In this case, your dentist may fit a crown over the top of the existing tooth, retaining the remains of the tooth yet at the same time providing an outer barrier against bacteria.
  • Dental Veneers:
    Dental Veneers are a purely cosmetic treatment that basically give you a better smile. They can create the impression of perfect teeth – without the need to wear braces. Dental veneers are usually recommended if the issue with your smile is primarily aesthetic.
  • Teeth Whitening:
    Did you know that our teeth are not, by nature, perfectly white? Therefore, some people feel that they could improve their smile with brighter, whiter teeth. Extrinsic stains can appear on teeth over time as a result of eating and drinking certain foods and beverages. Teeth also naturally turn more yellow with age, as a result of acquiring pigmentation inside the teeth.
  • Gum Shields:
    A gum shield is a rubber-like cover which is custom made to suit your teeth and gums to provide a protective cushion for your teeth. Gum shields can be worn for all contact sports including rugby, gaelic football, hurling, hockey, boxing and more.
  • Root Canal Treatment:
    Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is necessary when the inside of the tooth (pulp) and surrounding area becomes infected. This can be as a result of cracking, decay or injury. Root canal treatments can save a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. The treatment involves the pulp of the tooth being removed and the cavity sealed. Consequently, the tooth is restored.

    Symptoms associated with the need for a root canal treatment include:
    • Sensitivity to hot or cold food or drinks
    • Pain when biting or chewing
    • Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
    • Oozing from the affected tooth
    • Facial swelling

    The aim of (RCT root canal treatment) is to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. If RCT is not carried out, the infection may spread and the tooth may need to be extracted.

    What happens during your treatment?
    Your dentist will:
    • Remove the infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth
    • Clean and disinfect the area
    • Fill and seal the space using advanced materials

    Depending on the strength of the remaining structure post treatment, the tooth will require either a filling or a crown. Root canal treatment may take multiple visits to your dentist depending on the individual case.
  • Wisdom Teeth
    Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that most people get in their late teens to early twenties. If wisdom teeth come in straight and properly aligned they can be a great addition to your mouth. However, if they come in misaligned or impacted they can cause severe problems and extraction may be required. In some cases, your wisdom teeth may require a referral to a specialist Oral Surgeon.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
    Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the wisdom tooth only partially emerges from the gum. This allows bacteria to enter around the tooth causing infection and tooth decay. Wisdom teeth can also emerge misaligned. This can result in damage to the adjacent teeth, jawbones or nerves and crowding of the teeth.
    How do I know if I need a wisdom tooth extracted
    Below are some common symptoms associated with unhealthy wisdom teeth:
    • Discomfort around the tooth
    • Swollen or bleeding gums
    • Swelling around the jaw bone
    • Bad breath
    • Frequent headaches
    • Formation of cysts around the tooth
  • Emergency Dentistry
    Knocked out tooth?
    Make an emergency appointment to see your dentist. The sooner a knocked out tooth is re-implanted the more likely it is to fix itself back into the gum.
    In the meantime
    • Rinse the tooth in milk, holding it by the crown (avoiding the roots)
    • If possible, put the tooth back into the socket
    • If you cannot re-implant the tooth, store it in a clean container in milk or your saliva

    Broken Tooth
    Any obvious damage to a tooth should be treated as soon as possible. Chips or fractures can affect the living tissue inside the tooth, causing problems in the future. Your dentist can prevent the damage from getting worse.

    Toothache
    If you experience a toothache, call us immediately. We will see you as soon as possible.