At Shandon Dental, we are here to help with any aspects of your dental care and we can advise and support you with your oral hygiene routine. You can find more information about surgical procedures on our website, and we will always be happy to discuss these with you.
Our priority is to ensure that all of our clients feel comfortable and relaxed during all dental appointments and procedures, and we have a friendly and professional team of Dental Nurses, Dentists and a Dental Hygienist who are experts in their fields. We believe that everyone should be able to access the very best dental treatments, and we work with children and adults to ensure that they have a positive experience every single time they visit the dentist.
Our General Dentistry services include:
Periodontal scaling is a procedure by which dental plaque and tartar are removed from the teeth, preventing the build up of bacteria that can cause inflammation in the mouth and gums. Scaling must be carried out by a dental professional, and is known to reduce the incidence of gum disease and other related conditions. It is a safe and painless procedure that is a routine part of dental care for most people, and we will be happy to talk you through the process, which is usually carried out as part of a scale and polish, during a dental examination.
Tooth polishing is a common general dentistry procedure carried out to remove any stains and build up of plaque on the teeth, which helps to prevent bacteria from damaging the teeth and improves the appearance of them. This is a procedure that smooths the surfaces of the teeth and leaves them looking whiter and shinier than before, boosting your confidence and ensuring that you will make a great first impression. A scale and polish is a simple, routine procedure that your dentist or dental hygienist will offer you during your regular check ups.
We will work with you to support you with your oral hygiene and can offer advice and guidance on cleaning, flossing and the use of mouthwash. You can book an appointment to talk to our dental hygienist, Ruth O’Hara, about your daily dental care routine, and she will help you to introduce the daily essentials to your children, too. Ruth is especially skilled in working with nervous and anxious patients, so you can be assured that the care you receive is second to none.
Silver and White Fillings
Of all our general dentistry offerings the good old filling is still one of the most common. A dental filling is a procedure that is carried out to repair a tooth that is broken or damaged, replacing the missing or damaged part of the tooth with a silver or white compound. Fillings are commonly used to repair teeth that have been damaged by trauma or tooth decay.
Silver or amalgam fillings have been used for many years to repair the damage caused by tooth decay. A hole or chip may be ‘filled’ using a silver or amalgam filling, and this can seal the damaged area and prevent further damage to the tooth and the surrounding area.
White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are created using plastic and ceramic materials. These are an extremely popular choice for fillings as they provide a more natural appearance than silver fillings and these synthetic resins are proven to be a safe and effective option.
The cost of fillings will depend upon the extent of the dental work needed to prepare for a filing and the type of filling material that is used. Our prices for fillings range between €80 and €140, and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.
If you require emergency dental care, it can be stressful trying to find a good dentist to treat you. Here at Shandon Dental Clinic, we believe that you should be assured of excellent quality dental treatment at all times. If you require immediate attention to prevent medical complications or to preserve your aesthetic appearance, you can rely on our professional team.
We offer affordable and accessible emergency appointments, and we are always happy to accommodate the needs of our clients and their families. We are conveniently located just a five minute walk from Patrick Street in the city centre, so you may even be able to pop in during or after your working day. Simply call us to arrange an appointment and we will take care of your emergency or routine dental needs.
Whatever you need from your dentist, our team at Shandon Dental Clinic is on hand to ensure that you get the very best advice and treatments. For general dentistry, including regular check ups and routine care of your teeth and gums, you can pop into our Cork City centre practice and meet our team or call us to make an appointment.