The role of time and our emergency dentist Dublin

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. A toothache, for example, can be incredibly uncomfortable, and although it may seem like a minor issue, it can actually lead to much more serious problems if left untreated. That is why it is important to know when you need our emergency dentist Dublin.

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What is an urgent dental emergency, and why should you seek treatment right away?

An urgent dental emergency is a situation in which you need to seek treatment right away. There are many reasons why you might need to seek urgent dental care, including:

• A knocked-out tooth

• A severe toothache

• Swelling or bleeding in the mouth

• A broken jaw

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is essential to seek treatment right away. Otherwise, you could risk further damage to your teeth or even infection.

What are some of the most common pressing dental emergencies that people ignore?

One of the most common dental emergencies that people ignore is toothache. A toothache can be caused by a number of different things, such as cavities, gum disease, or an infection. If you are experiencing a toothache, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible, as it can often lead to a more serious dental problem if left untreated.

Other common urgent dental emergencies that people often ignore include a lost filling or crown and a loose or cracked tooth. These emergencies can be exacerbated by the overuse of temporary repair kits and painkillers, allowing patients to avoid treatment.

How can urgent dentistry services help to prevent further damage to the teeth and gums?

Urgent dentistry services can help to prevent further damage to teeth and gums by providing timely care. Decay is progressive, and the longer it goes untreated, the more likely the tooth will have to be extracted. In addition, the gums around the tooth can become infected, causing pain, swelling and potential abscesses. By seeking care quickly from our emergency dentist Dublin, you can avoid these more serious consequences and hopefully just require a simple filling or other conservative treatment.

What should you expect from an urgent appointment?

You should expect to be seen quickly when you go in for an urgent appointment. You should also expect that the dentist will focus on the most pressing issues first; this may mean that less time is spent on routine checkups or other minor procedures. Analgesics may be offered at the start if the discomfort is severe.

Stabilising may come before treatment, depending on the nature of the emergency; this is to prevent any further damage or issues. For example, if you have a tooth that has been knocked out, our dentist may put it back in place to stabilise it before performing any other treatments.

After the most pressing issues have been addressed, our emergency dentist Dublin will likely discuss your options for treatment and help you to choose the most suitable course of action for your individual situation.

A quick guide to Botox Dublin

Most people have heard of Botox Dublin, and now, you can have this non-invasive procedure performed at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms. Quick, non-invasive and with striking results, there is a lot to be gained from using botulinum toxin to eradicate the appearance of wrinkles. So, let’s have a quick look at what is involved.

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What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox Dublin, is an injectable protein that causes temporary paralysis to the muscles and nerves that it is injected into.

It very rarely causes allergic reactions and is used medically to treat issues such as migraines and incontinence. Botox is used in many beauty treatments too; when injected into a muscle or nerve, it causes temporary paralysis, which in turn prevents wrinkles from forming or deepening.

The injections

The injections themselves can be performed by our team within about 30 minutes, making them an ideal procedure to fit into your lunch break.

Many patients have described the sensation of receiving the injection as being similar to a bee sting or less. If you are concerned about this, our team can numb the area beforehand to ensure that you won’t feel anything.

The number of injections you need will depend on the severity of the wrinkles that you want to treat, but generally, on your first visit, we will not inject Botox more than three times.

Side effects

While it is rare for these injections to cause allergic reactions, if you suspect that you are having such a response, you must seek medical help immediately. An allergic reaction to Botox can present as excessive swelling in the area surrounding the injection site.

Generally speaking, the side effects of these injections include soreness, redness, bruising and tenderness to the injection site. To alleviate any swelling, you can apply an ice pack gently to the affected area. You can also take pain relievers such as paracetamol if needed.

Aftercare

When you have had Botox injected, it will still be mobile under your skin for about 24 to 48 hours; therefore, you will need to avoid applying make-up, having facials or applying excess pressure to your skin.

You should also avoid direct sunlight since this can cause the Botox to become more liquid and prompt it to move into the surrounding tissues. Sleeping with your head elevated for the first few days is recommended since this will also prevent the toxin from moving under your skin. If you find that you have excessive soreness, take some pain relief medication such as paracetamol and gently apply an ice pack to the affected area.

Reapplication

Many patients notice the effects of these injections within the weeks following the procedure, but how fast you see results will depend on how many injections were administered, your general age and your health.

It is worth noting that, unfortunately, the effects of these injections do gradually fade away roughly 6 to 9 months post-treatment. However, our team will be happy to reapply Botox Dublin every 3 to 4 months if needed.

How our dentist Dublin can help nervous patients

Many people have concerns about seeing dentists, but we are not blind to this issue and want you to get the best oral health you can. Therefore, our dentist Dublin is here to offer our nervous patients additional procedures that can help them feel more at ease when they come to us for treatments. Let’s take a look at what they are.

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Why are people afraid of dental treatment?

Often patients may have had a bad experience early in life when their dental teams were not very kind or understanding toward them. In other cases, patients may have undertaken uncomfortable procedures that have made them wary of seeing dental teams due to association.

But, whatever your reason is for being nervous, we can help you. Our dentist Dublin is trained in managing patients who have all levels of dental phobias, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our team can typically offer the following options for those who have a dental phobia:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Intravenous sedation
  • Distractions
  • Compassion
  • Comfortable dentistry

Compassion

The days of dental teams being judgemental are long gone, as this was not an effective way to get people to attend appointments.

Our team is aware of how scary it can be to undergo dental treatments at any age, and we are proud to offer a compassionate approach to dentistry. We will aim to treat you holistically and gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about the treatment you need.

Comfortable dentistry

Many people have phobias of dental care due to associations with large needles and uncomfortable procedures.

However, our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms will always offer comfortable approaches to dental care, thanks to their extensive knowledge and our modern equipment.

Distractions

Many patients feel better about attending dental check-ups if they have something to distract them; this can be something as simple as a headset to listen to music or even watching TV, as both can eliminate the sound of the drill.

We are always happy to accommodate patients who need distractions when undergoing dental procedures; our dentist Dublin will work with you to find the best option that can help you feel as comfortable as possible.

Nitrous oxide

We can offer our more phobic patients a more removed experience of being in the dental chair.

Inhaled through a mask, nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, will allow you to enter a state of sedation where you will not feel discomfort but still be able to follow our team’s instructions. Afterwards, you should be able to go about your day as usual.

Intravenous sedation

IV sedation is a suitable option for those who have more extreme cases of dental phobia. Much like nitrous oxide, IV sedation allows you to be removed from the experience and not feel any discomfort; however, it is administered via a needle into your arm.

After the needle is removed, you will regain consciousness but still need to have a family member or a friend escort you home. You should also refrain from driving or making any long-term decisions for the next 24 hours.

Invisalign Dublin, your route to that confident smile!

Using Invisalign Dublin we are able to push through the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to correcting dental misalignment conditions. It all starts with your visit to our dental surgery where we will examine your mouth. To get a clear image of your lower face we will use an OPG. The panoramic image produced gives us a clear view of your jawbones and all your surrounding teeth. Even teeth that may not yet have erupted through your gums, such as wisdom teeth, will be captured.

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Practical and cosmetic considerations

As a responsible dentist our first consideration is to restore your teeth to enable the function that they were originally designed to perform. Your teeth are designed to aid your digestive system by providing a means by which your food can be broken down into a manageable size. Our work begins when we provide you with the solutions to correct your dental misalignment. Invisalign Dublin software and hardware allows us to show you a virtual image of what your teeth will look like after treatment. This view demonstrates the positive cosmetic result that can be achieved. This is the stage where we will give you all the information that you will need to make a decision on whether to proceed with the treatment or not.

The accuracy and speed of digitisation

The technology that Invisalign Dublin employs improves the accuracy of the process of creating your personal aligners. The use of algorithms allows us to identify the most efficient way to move your teeth gradually into the desired position to create the smile that you are looking for. Because we scan your entire mouth digitally we do not need to make use of any messy mould taking. Your entire treatment plan is produced digitally and sent to the laboratory, eliminating the slow process of mailing or couriering from us to the laboratory.

Clear aligners

Using the latest clear dental grade plastic, a series of aligners are created which fit over your teeth like gumshields. These aligners are referred to by Invisalign as ‘trays’. These trays provide a comfortable and inconspicuous treatment, which makes the treatment more appealing to young and older patients alike. The first aligner may initially feel a little tight and this is perfectly normal. The number of aligners required is based on the condition being treated. Each aligner must be worn for twenty-three hours a day to achieve the desired result. They may be removed to allow for brushing and flossing and each aligner will need to be worn for between two to three weeks before the next aligner will replace it. We monitor your progress and depending on how the treatment is proceeding, it may be necessary to apply some minor adjustments, but this is normal. In some cases we may need to produce a refinement tray to ensure that the end result is achieved.

The end in sight

Once your treatment has been completed, you will be required to wear an aligner that is slightly more sturdy than the trays that were used during your treatment. This aligner is designed to retain your teeth in their new position. It will be necessary to wear this aligner for a few hours each week. The whole process takes between a year and eighteen months and the results will allow you to display your new confident smile with panache!

As an emergency dentist Dublin, we have your back!

Dental pain can reduce the strongest patient to their knees, because the pain is so concentrated and debilitating. Dental pain can change your mood and influence your whole demeanour. Knowing that you have access to an emergency dentist Dublin is a comfort and a service that will help, if and when the time comes to access it.

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Try to avoid the need

Looking after your teeth has to be one of the most important medical care functions that we all need to follow. Knowing that our emergency dentist Dublin is available if you should need them is comforting, but it would be far better to adhere to simple preventive action. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and attend dental surgery at least twice a year. This regime must be one of the simplest and easiest instructions to follow to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Accidents do happen

Accidents are unfortunately a fact of life and we cannot go through life not indulging in activities including playing sports or going for walks and jogging. If you should suffer dental trauma as a result of an accident phone our emergency dentist Dublin number immediately and we will guide you through the correct course of action.

Don’t hesitate to contact us

Our emergency facility is available to you as a patient and you should never be afraid to call us, because toothache or bleeding can be a sign of something serious. If you have a sudden onset of toothache and you can feel swelling or there is bleeding, ring us immediately. If you should break, chip or dislodge a tooth, do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will guide you through the correct procedure to follow. Losing a filling or a crown can result in infection, once again we are here to help you, so phone us immediately. If you should be unfortunate enough to break an orthodontic appliance you must get in touch without delay. Infections of the mouth that result in an abscess also require emergency treatment because infection can spread and cause severe illness.

Take basic precautions

To avoid damaging your teeth you should take some basic precautions. When playing sport, especially a contact sport, invest in a gumshield to offer some protection to your mouth. Try to avoid biting into very hard boiled sweets, because no matter how well looked after your teeth are, hard sugar can cause severe damage to your teeth. Some of us develop some bad habits and chew on things other than food. Avoid chewing your nails or the top of a pen or opening a beer bottle with your teeth. You only get one set of adult teeth, why put them at risk by doing something unnecessarily reckless and irresponsible.

When you need us most

Our dedicated team will try to see you and attend to your emergency on the day of the event from Monday to Friday. During weekends we will have someone available to advise you on the best course of action to attend to your emergency.

Botox Dublin treatment delivered for over two decades

Botox as a treatment has been around since the nineteen-seventies and was first used to help patients suffering with ‘strabismus’ commonly known as crossed eyes. Our clinician is a qualified doctor who has been delivering Botox Dublin treatments for the past twenty-one years. He also regularly attends seminars and training in the latest aesthetics treatments and techniques to ensure that he stays up to date.  We always adhere to the highest sterile requirements as laid down by the dental industry. As a dental surgery we are familiar with the use of syringes and the importance of sterile guidelines in our specialist treatment rooms. The medical care and security of all of our patients is our primary objective at all times. We believe that there is no substitute for experience and knowledge.

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Safe quantities of Botox

Botulinum type A is a toxin that has been reduced to a safe strength in line with the medical standards agencies. The effect of the toxin is to reduce the signs of ageing by obstructing the signal of the nerves to the area being treated. By reducing the amount of contraction delivered by the muscle a more youthful appearance results. Lines which tend to form around your eyes, your forehead and between your eyebrows and nose can be visibly reduced by Botox Dublin treatment.

Skin tone

Unfortunately as we all get older our skin tends to lose some of its firmness and elasticity, lines and wrinkles become more permanent. Botox Dublin is a temporary non-surgical relief which provides you with a youthful complexion for between three to four months, depending on your age. Regular treatment can help to prolong the effects for longer as your skin experiences less movement in specific areas.

Botox used for other conditions

Botox has been used to treat a variety of other conditions including myofascial pain and excessive underarm sweating. Botox treatment has also been used for migraine, Parkinson’s disease and incontinence in the past.

Treatment delivery

Botox treatment takes approximately half an hour with limited discomfort. If, however, you want some form of anaesthetic we will use anaesthetic gel to make the experience more comfortable for you. To ensure that you are satisfied with your treatment, we allocate a coordinator to you who takes you through each step of your treatment from start to finish and your follow up treatments. Appointments are booked in advance by about two weeks and we can accommodate you with early morning or late evening appointments to suit your schedule. We apply the same level of care and attention to our facial aesthetics patients as we do to our dental patients. We like to develop a relationship with all of our patients so that we can know and understand what your expectations of your treatments are and how we can best deliver the results required. You are also encouraged to ask as many questions as you feel you need to, in order to be able to make the final decision to have the Botox treatment or not. You are always in control and we are here to guide you.

Our dentist Dublin and your personal dental team!

Because modern dentistry requires a team effort we put you at the forefront of your treatment. We do not adopt a one-treatment-suits-all approach, our experienced team are all working for our patients as individuals. After a very thorough examination we will discuss in depth with you what your condition is and provide you with the treatment options available to you. You are encouraged to ask all the questions that you deem necessary to be able to decide on which treatment you feel will give you the results that you desire. Of course, we will guide you, but as a progressive dentist Dublin we want you to take charge and feel that we are your exclusive dental team working to achieve your dental objectives.

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A history that you can rely on

As a dentist Dublin, operating in this community for the past seventeen years, we have built up a reliable reputation which has encouraged our patients to stay with us and pass on recommendations. Dentistry like any other undertaking will only succeed if the product or service provided meets the quality and standard that is expected. All of our team, whether it’s front of house or back of house, attend regular seminars and training to ensure that our knowledge and techniques are of the high standard that you expect.

Making dental treatment more accessible

Life in the twenty-first century is hectic and we don’t want you to put off your dental maintenance because you cannot fit appointments into your busy schedule. To accommodate you we will provide early morning and late evening slots during the week by arrangement. If a Saturday is more convenient for you we will accommodate you as necessary.

Team responsibility

You and our entire dental surgery are all part of the same team and it is therefore incumbent on us all to play our part. You, as the patient, are expected to take personal responsibility for your own teeth by brushing and flossing regularly, at least twice a day. As part of your regime you are expected to attend a dental appointment at least twice a year. We will guide you and educate you as to the correct equipment and techniques to use to maintain a healthy mouth. As your dentist Dublin we take our responsibilities very seriously, because we know how precious your teeth are.

You only get one shot at keeping your teeth

Once your baby teeth have been replaced by your adult teeth, that is the start of a lifetime of dental maintenance that you must implement to ensure a healthy mouth. If you fail to maintain your teeth with a proper dedicated dental regime your teeth will not last your lifetime. We are here to help you by providing all the dental treatment necessary and as a team we are committed to supporting you.

In addition, enjoy some facial pampering

We will take care of your teeth with your help and if you feel the need to enjoy some facial therapy, we offer that as well. As a dentist we have been trained in facial anatomy and therefore have a thorough knowledge of the face, skin, muscles and bones. This knowledge allows us to safely offer non-surgical, anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatment in our sterile treatment rooms. So for your dental care and your aesthetic requirements we are here as your personal team ready to provide every service.

FAQs about Invisalign Dublin answered

When it comes to having misaligned teeth as an adult, it would be fair to say that the majority of people actively look for ways to straighten them without the use of braces. While braces are indeed effective at straightening misaligned teeth, they are not very visually discreet and can cause somebody who is undertaking orthodontic care to feel self-conscious about the way their teeth look.

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In 2022, you can now get the straighter smile you want without drawing undue attention to your teeth using invisible aligners.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our team is happy to provide our suitable patients with invisible aligners like Invisalign Dublin. Invisalign is famous the world over for its ease of use, its discretion and, of course, the results that it produces. So, if you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth without any hassle, contact us today.

But before you book your appointment to see our team about undertaking Invisalign Dublin, you will likely have some questions that you want to have answered. In this article, our team aims to answer 5 of the most common queries that we receive.

Do the aligners hurt?

It is worth noting that while Invisalign Dublin is considered to be more comfortable than traditional braces, this does not mean that there will not be some level of soreness. After all, these aligners are designed to move your teeth, which will require there to be pressure applied to specific areas in your mouth. To mitigate the discomfort, try to use over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. However, if you find that you are struggling with the level of discomfort, then please contact our team for an assessment.

How do they work?

The aligners work by applying forces to specific areas of the teeth, which are moulded into the unique shape of each aligner. The aligners must be worn in a set order, which is predicted using scans of your mouth as a starting base and computer software to predict each stage of the treatment. The aligners are then printed and need to be worn in the set order to straighten your smile.

Are they discreet?

Yes, assuming that you do not consume foods that are high in tannins whilst wearing your invisible aligners, they really will remain visually discreet. Be sure to wash them as often as possible to keep them clear.

How do I clean them?

Invisible aligners are easy to clean. Simply rinse them under cold water twice a day or more to remove food debris and sources of bacteria. This will not only keep the aligners clean but also prevent you from developing tooth decay or gum disease, as there will be no bacteria being pressed against your teeth and gums.

How long will it take for the aligner to correct my misalignment?

This will depend on the severity of the misalignment. If you have a mild to moderate case of dental misalignment, then you will be able to achieve straighter teeth in as little as 3 to 6 months using an invisible aligner.

How to assess whether you need to see our emergency dentist Dublin

Nobody likes a medical emergency, especially when it revolves around the teeth or the mouth, primarily because many people associate a dental emergency with excruciating discomfort which, in itself, can cause many people to try to avoid emergency dental care if possible.

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While many forms of dental emergency will cause discomfort, there are others that may not be uncomfortable at all but still require urgent treatment. So how do you know whether what you are experiencing is an emergency or whether it is worth going through dental triage to assess the urgency of an appointment?

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we are extremely proud of our emergency dentist Dublin who will always aim to see you within 24 hours of you contacting our surgery. We set aside emergency appointments every day so that those who need to see our team urgently get access to the care that they need to feel better and go about their day free of discomfort.

With this in mind, how do you know that you are suffering from an emergency dental issue or whether you can skip seeing our emergency dentist Dublin? Read on to find out.

Persistent discomfort

We know we started this article stating that not all dental emergencies cause discomfort, but if you are experiencing persistent levels of soreness or toothache, then you need to see our emergency dentist Dublin urgently.

Persistent discomfort in your mouth can point to a dental abscess, an impacted tooth or even extensive tooth decay that has exposed a nerve. Irrespective of the cause, if you notice soreness or discomfort anywhere in your mouth that is unwavering and causing you to lose sleep, please call our team.

Lost filling or crown

A lost filling or lost crown will usually present with a level of discomfort. However, if it is in a tooth that has had a root canal, you may not notice any soreness at all, making it more important to attend biannual checkups. But if you notice that one of your crowns or fillings has come loose or completely fallen out, then you need to see our team for a same-day appointment to prevent the decay from spreading.

Swelling

Swelling to the face or in the mouth is an indicator that there is an underlying issue, which is usually an oral abscess, an impacted tooth or food intolerance. So if you notice swelling on your face, under your jaw or anywhere in your mouth that has occurred suddenly or gradually, call us for a same-day appointment.

Bleeding

Oral bleeds are not uncommon, especially if you have had a tooth extracted or suffered trauma to your face. If you have a bleed in your mouth that is not slowing down after 20 minutes of applying pressure with clean gauze, you need to see our team to have this remedied.

Cracks and chips

Cracks or chips to the teeth may not seem like a dental emergency; however, much like a filling or crown, they can cause bacteria to gain access to the dentine and allow cavities to set in. So, if you notice that there is a crack or chip in any of your teeth, call our team to book a same-day appointment.

FAQs about Botox Dublin answered by Dublin 18 Dental Rooms

When most people think of cosmetic dental care, few people consider that a dental team is also usually able to perform non-surgical facial aesthetics that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face.

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This is because dental teams have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the facial muscles and nerves, so they are usually better equipped to perform these procedures than a spa or shop on High Street.

At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, our dentist is happy to offer all patients Botox Dublin. Botox is one of our more popular cosmetic procedures, and it can yield very impressive results if applied correctly.

If you are considering having Botox Dublin for the first time, you will likely have some questions about what this treatment will be like, and as a leading provider, our team is happy to answer common questions that we receive about this treatment below.

How does it work?

Botox Dublin is a neuromodulator, which is a form of botulinum toxin type A.

It is injected into targeted areas on your face or neck using an ultra-fine needle and works by blocking nerve signals that are needed for the facial muscles to contract. If the muscles cannot contract, expression lines and wrinkles will reduce in their appearance.

Is it uncomfortable?

It is a common concern that many patients have that having these injections will be uncomfortable. And while we cannot speculate how you will feel about having this procedure, we have heard from many of our patients that the application of the toxin to the subdermal layer of the skin feels no worse than a bee sting. If you do not like the sounds of that at all, we completely understand and can provide a numbing agent to the area beforehand, so you will not be in any discomfort.

How soon will I see the results?

The experience of each person may differ, but it will usually take between 3 to 5 days post-procedure to notice the effects. For those who may have more deeply set wrinkles, it can take up to 2 weeks. Bear in mind that you will need to adhere to the aftercare advice of our team to ensure that this treatment works correctly.

How long does it last?

The results of having Botox injected under your skin typically last between 3 to 5 months. This is because the body gradually metabolises the material, which will lead to the return of the muscular movement in the face as the nerves become more sensitive. If you wish to maintain the effects of this treatment for longer, you can undergo periodic maintenance treatments every 4 months or so, but this will depend on an assessment by our team.

Are there any side effects?

There are a few common side effects of having this procedure, which include bruising, swelling and redness around the injection site and general tenderness that will last a few days. If you experience this, simply apply an ice pack to your face, but try to avoid rubbing the area, as the material is still loose under your skin and may ‘bleed’ into the surrounding tissues.