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What does a dentist do during a dental check-up?

What do you do to maintain a healthy body and avoid illness and disease? You know to eat a well-balanced diet, exercise, get plenty of sleep and get screened for dreaded diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. But did you know that routine check-ups at the dentist Dublin also play a part in keeping your body healthy and disease-free?


Our dentist Dublin at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms offers comprehensive oral health examinations to ensure you have healthy teeth and gums to enjoy an overall good quality life. What forms part of this oral health examination?

What does a dentist Dublin check during a dental check-up?

The main purpose of regular dental check-ups is to identify problematic signs that point to a poor oral health issue developing. It is important to catch these signs in the early stages so that a dentist can implement preventive measures to stop the problem from escalating further.

Treating minor symptoms is advantageous for the patient for a number of reasons. Preventive dental care treatment costs far less than it would be to treat fully-fledged problems. For example, a deep dental cleaning procedure to remove plaque deposits from enamel holds a relatively lower price tag than root canal therapy to save a tooth from loss or to replace a lost tooth with a replacement device.

In addition to costing less, preventive dental care may also mean spending less time in dental appointments. Treatment plans for dental diseases like periodontitis are often lengthy and time consuming so it is best to tackle minor signs of gum disease than wait for the condition to worsen until you’ve reached advanced stages of the disease.

In addition to the usual tooth and gum check, our dentist carries out a comprehensive oral examination that includes a scrutiny of the jaws and joints as well as the soft tissue in areas such as the tongue, cheeks and gums.

Another important part of our dental check-up appointment is the screening for oral cancer. Our dentist knows to look for changes in the mouth and the symptoms that indicate the risk for mouth cancer. Oral cancer can be a disease with fatal consequences if not diagnosed early and so suitable treatment can be implemented. Patients often do not know what symptoms to look out for and so a knowledgeable dental professional is required to diagnose the condition.

It may be hard to believe but just by examining the teeth and gums, a dental check-up can offer useful insights into the state of the patient’s overall health. Poor oral health issues like advanced gum disease can be a predictor of other life-threatening medical conditions. The bad bacterium that is responsible for the development of periodontitis has been found to trigger strokes, heart attacks and other inflammatory conditions.

These harmful pathogens line the blood vessels and arteries where they tend to cause clots and impede blood flow. Patients with severe gum disease are a risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

A proper dental check-up is the best way to protect the loveliness of your smile as well as your heart and lungs. Get peace of mind that all is well with the state of your dental health by scheduling a comprehensive dental examination today at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.

Why choose a dentist for Botox injections?

Can you really get your Botox Dublin injections at the dentist? At Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we include facial aesthetics treatments like Botox Dublin as part of our inclusive service menu to help you look and feel great.


Whether you want to preserve the attractiveness of youth or stop the ageing process and restore previous youthful good looks, facial injectables such as Botox Dublin can help you feel better about your appearance.

Due to the booming demand for Botox treatment, a myriad range of Botox service providers has sprung up offering treatment. You can get your Botox injections from commonplace establishments like the hairdresser or beauty salon but there is no getting away from the fact that Botox injections are, in essence, a medical procedure. This means that you should take every precaution to ensure your treatment is carried out with the utmost adherence to safety according to the highest medical standards.

In this post, we take a look at the factors you should consider when looking for a Botox practitioner and the good reasons why the dentist is the best-placed practitioner to carry out Botox injections.

Factors to consider when choosing Botox a practitioner

Is the practitioner licensed? Botox injections are considered a safe procedure provided that the practitioner has the relevant professional knowledge and skills and is a registered medical practitioner. There is a higher risk of a botched procedure and damage to the facial muscles and skin when Botox injections are carried out by inexperienced practitioners lacking the required skills.

Specialised aesthetics medical training, specific to facial injectables, is another essential factor to consider. Botox and other facial injectable treatments may be deemed non-surgical, but they still are medical intervention methods that require the relevant knowledge, skill and practical training to ensure they are administered securely and professionally to guarantee satisfactory outcomes.

Does the practitioner practise out of a medical facility? Why is this an important factor for consideration? A medical facility is a sterile and controlled medical environment where measures are put in place to prevent cross-infection. A secondary reason is the peace of mind of knowing that should you have an adverse reaction, medical help is close at hand.

Yes, price will naturally always be a factor for most people, but it pays to be wary of practitioners offering ridiculously low-priced facial injectable treatments. Can these practitioners guarantee secure procedures? Do they have the right skill set or professional knowledge for satisfactory results?

Why dentists do Botox injections better

Dentists routinely administer as part of dental treatments, injections in sensitive areas in the mouth. Thanks to this experience, they are expertly skilled in safe injectable procedures and the use of fine needles. They are well-familiar with facial muscles and suitable injection sites for maximum aesthetic effect.

Knowledge of facial structures also forms part of dentists’ professional training so they know how to use Botox to bring about results that are pleasing and look natural.

All dentists need to be registered with the appropriate regulatory bodies and are duty-bound to ensure ethical and safety standards are met in carrying out all medical procedures.

Looking for quality experience and a highly-skilled Botox practitioner? Schedule a consultation with us at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms and we will address all your questions and concerns.

Invisalign Dublin

Do you have a friend who has been praising their experience with Invisalign Dublin? Perhaps a member of your family has recently undergone this form of treatment to straighten their teeth and keeps mentioning it to you. It could be that you have heard the name Invisalign and would like to know more about what it is, how it works and who it is for. If any of these things resonate with you then you are in the right place.


Here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms we are thrilled to offer Invisalign clear aligners as a possible form of treatment for our patients.

Importantly, we must note that Invisalign may not be the most appropriate treatment for every patient, as this is heavily reliant on each person’s individual needs. Of course, we would be very happy to talk this through with you and book you in for an appointment at which a full examination and discussion about your needs could take place. Our experienced dentist would then be able to advise you on the most suitable treatment for your unique needs, and (where options are available) discuss your preferences, helping you to make an informed choice about your way forward.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a popular brand of clear dental aligners. The Invisalign Dublin system of straightening teeth utilises several aligners which are worn consecutively. They are made from SmartTrack technology and tailor made for each patient to achieve the most comfortable possible fit. This material is flexible and also trimmable which allows for this snug and secure yet comfortable fit, as they are moulded specifically to the shape and position of your teeth. On average, it takes between 6 and 24 months to complete an Invisalign plan. This, of course, is dependent upon the needs of the individual.

What does the Invisalign process look like?

Here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms you can expect to be seen for a consultation at which we will perform a detailed examination of your teeth and mouth. We may also discuss any relevant history, either medical or dental, which might inform what the process of Invisalign Dublin includes for you. We will take a ceph X-ray and OPG along with dental impressions and a digital scan of your teeth. All of these are tools which can be used in the personalised creation of your transparent aligners.

Invisalign patients can then expect a return to our dentist when the aligners have been made. Our dentist would check the fit of these and make sure you have the aligners you need, and instructions about how to correctly use them. This differs from patient to patient, but will include how long you should wear each aligner for (normally a couple of weeks) before changing to the next aligner in your care plan. It is important to ensure that you wear your aligner for the recommended hours per day, but it is removable for eating and cleaning purposes. When treatment is finished it is important to keep up with using your aligner in order to maintain the final position of your teeth, discouraging movement back to their original position.

For further information about Invisalign aligners, or how we can help to meet your other dental needs, we would be thrilled to discuss this with you over the phone or in person.

An emergency dentist Dublin to help you

If you have recently moved to the area, or had a change in work location, then you may be researching dental practices near you. There are several things a patient might look for when considering a new dental practice. For example, someone may wish to find a family dentist who can provide for the needs of the different members of the household. Many will consider whether a practice offers an emergency dentist Dublin service in case they are ever in need of urgent dental care. Whatever the situation which has brought you to this search, we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms would be thrilled to provide assistance where we can.


What can I expect as a new patient?

At your first appointment you can expect to have a full examination of your mouth and teeth, including gums, jaw, TMJ and bite. Your dentist will most likely also want to investigate any previous dental work that you have undertaken to assess the condition it is in. X-rays may also be taken, and we may take photographs of issues which are found to record the status quo. You will be offered an oral cancer screening test as part of this routine first appointment.

Alongside this examination, your dentist will discuss any current dental problems with you. They are likely to ask questions about both your dental and medical history which may inform your treatment needs. As part of this discussion you may discuss your wishes for your dental care and if you plan to undergo any aesthetic treatments such as straightening or whitening your teeth.

As a patient at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms you can expect to have access to our emergency dentist Dublin service, as well as the range of treatments we are able to offer. These include but are not limited to: braces, invisible aligners, teeth whitening, veneers, extractions and fillings. For a full list of the treatments we offer, please visit our website, or contact us with any queries which you may have.

What should I do if I need urgent dental treatment?

In some cases, instead of contacting the emergency dentist Dublin, it is more appropriate for you to visit your local A and E department. For example if you have suffered an injury which has caused heavy bleeding which won’t stop, or if you are in severe pain. If you are unsure about the level of care which you should receive, we would be more than happy to advise you about this over the phone.

As an emergency dentist, we are pleased to offer on the day appointments where this is necessary for a patient’s care. At the point of contact it is possible that we may advise you that a next day appointment would be suitable for you. To assess how to best address your needs we would encourage you to contact us by phone for a discussion with one of our friendly team members. We are committed to doing our best to see you in person as soon as possible.

We understand that emergencies are unpredictable and often happen outside of practice hours. If this is the situation you find yourself in, then be encouraged, we have an out-of-hours advice service available to our patients at Dublin 18 Dental rooms.

Missing a tooth?

Are you on the lookout for a dentist Dublin who offers replacements for missing teeth? Have you recently lost a tooth or some teeth which you would like to replace? Maybe you have had a tooth or teeth missing for a while and you are wondering whether there are replacements available for people in circumstances such as your own. It might be that you are yet to lose a tooth, but you know you have dental extraction coming up in the next few weeks and you would like to be informed about the options you may have for replacing the teeth which are to be extracted. Whatever has led to you losing your teeth, we would be thrilled to welcome you in person at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.


Our dentist Dublin has several options available for patients looking into replacing a missing tooth or teeth. The course of action which is recommended to each individual is dependent upon the patient’s individual needs. Therefore, we would encourage you to give us a call and book an appointment with our dentist.

It is very likely that our dentist would wish to examine your mouth and teeth in person before recommending suitable treatments for you. Our dental practitioner may also wish to ask questions about your medical and or dental history. It may be important for them to know how you lost your teeth. This helps them to build a full picture of your situation in order to be able to offer the most appropriate advice for you.

What treatment options are there for missing teeth?

Bridges and dentures are popular options for those missing teeth. These can be created using porcelain material which helps them to match any remaining natural teeth as closely as possible. Bridges and dentures can be used both where one tooth is missing, or where several teeth are missing. Dentures may be most commonly used where larger numbers of teeth are missing. Dentures and bridges are often anchored using remaining natural teeth, though more recently it has become common practice to use dental implants as an anchor for dentures and bridges.

Dental implants are made up of three portions. These include the implanted titanium screw, the metal abutment and the visible part of the replacement tooth (a crown, denture or bridge). The screws act in a similar way to the root of the natural tooth. They are screwed or tapped into the area where the tooth is missing. The metal rod, known as the abutment, is placed into the screw and becomes the surface which the visible replacement is bonded to. Dental implants can be suitable in cases where one tooth is missing and also where several teeth are missing.

Dental implants offer the additional benefit of encouraging bone regrowth in the areas where the screws are implanted. This may be particularly useful where the tooth/ teeth were lost due to injury, as damage may have also been caused to the surrounding bone on impact. To speak to our dentist Dublin about these options and how we can meet your needs, book in for a visit at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.

Whatever is decided as the most suitable option for your personal needs, we would be thrilled to help you on your journey to a wider smile. Replacing missing teeth can boost your confidence, helping you claim your sparkle back and giving you even more reason to smile!

Facial aesthetics using Botox Dublin

Are you looking for a provider who offers facial aesthetics services in Dublin? If so, you may be surprised to learn that we at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms are pleased to offer fillers and Botox Dublin as well as our dental treatments. It is becoming ever more common for people to choose facial aesthetics for many different reasons. Maybe you are looking for a confidence boost in rejuvenating an area which is causing some self-consciousness. Perhaps cosmetic enhancements are a form of self-care for you, bringing you enjoyment. It could be that you have an upcoming event in your diary and you wish to have treatments as part of your preparations for that event. If any of these ring true for you, or if you have any other reason to pursue facial aesthetics we would be delighted to welcome you into our practice.


What is Botox used for?

In terms of facial aesthetics, Botox Dublin is predominantly used for the upper third of the face (although it can also be used for underarms to aid with perspiration and on the lower part of the face). Nerve signals to the muscle are interrupted in the treated area which prevents muscle contraction. This helps to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and is commonly chosen to treat forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and the glabella (the area between the eyebrows and nose). If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate youthful looks then Botox  could be a good option for you.

What can I expect from a Botox treatment appointment?

Here at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, you can expect a Botox Dublin appointment to last around thirty minutes long. Although some mild discomfort can be expected, we generally do not find the need to use anaesthetic. It is possible that you may experience some bruising, ptosis or a mild headache. Because there is no requirement for downtime after this treatment you can get back to your usual activities straight away. Some patients even come in for treatment during their lunch break! To find out more about this service, please do not hesitate to contact us at our practice rooms.

Which areas of the face are fillers used for?

We use fillers for both cheeks and lips here at the surgery, the function for each of these is slightly different. Our cheek fillers are commonly used to help combat volume loss in the face. Many people are aware that wrinkles carry the appearance of older skin. Fewer recognise that volume loss also contributes to a more aged appearance, but this is becoming more widely known. Fillers are a non-invasive way of adding more volume to the face, promoting youthful looks, and also aiding in the further production of collagen. If you are looking to smooth out the appearance of persistent lines, then facial fillers could be a good option for you.

We also offer fillers for lip enhancement. We aim to achieve a natural look with our lip enhancements which is achieved through the use of a smooth gel with local anaesthetic. This also helps reduce possible discomfort during the procedure. For more information on our facial or lip fillers, or to book in a consultation, please get in touch with us at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms.

Comfortable and efficient orthodontic treatment with Invisalign

Requiring orthodontic treatment used to be viewed with trepidation, especially by youngsters years ago. The progress made in this area of dentistry over the decades has been phenomenal. The equipment from examination to treatment has evolved and the treatments are now far more targeted than they used to be. Invisalign Dublin is not only a new concept in treatment, but the equipment that has developed around it has been revolutionary. The aligner concept was first invented in 1997 and technology has allowed the developers to enhance the whole system around Invisalign Dublin.


Correcting dental misalignment

Here, at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, we know misaligned teeth can cause all sorts of problems such as the inability to chew your food properly or difficulty pronouncing words clearly to name but a few. The various malocclusion conditions like overcrowded teeth, an overbite or an underbite can also allow bacteria to develop and cause tooth decay and gum disease. It is therefore necessary to straighten your teeth so that you can both chew your food which helps your stomach, and are able to speak more clearly. Straighter teeth will also allow you to clean between your teeth which will prevent harmful bacteria from developing.

Different options

In the past the only efficacious way of treating dental misalignment was using a brace which was made of metal and required blocks which were fitted to the front of the teeth with wires and elastic bands. A variety of these dental braces have been developed in different materials, all using the same or similar system. One version does not require frequent intervention from our dentist as it is designed to automatically adjust. There is another version which fits onto the inside of your teeth, thereby making it almost invisible.

A different concept

Invisalign Dublin does not require blocks, wires and bands, instead it works by inserting a clear ‘gum shield’ over your teeth. These gum shields are referred to as trays. A series of these trays is created specifically for an individual patient to treat their particular condition. Each one of these trays is slightly different in design and gradually eases your teeth into a straight position.

The amazing technology

The technology which is used allows us to take a complete 3D image of the inside of your mouth. Using cone beam computed tomography we are able to combine your bones, roots and crowns into a digital model in three dimensions. We are even able to show you a virtual view of your smile when your treatment has finished. The software involved allows us to create a treatment plan specifically for you. In addition because everything is digital there is no need for any dental putty or for us to have to send your cast by post or courier, everything is done digitally. This speeds up the process because any adjustments can be done using the software online.

The treatment

Using Invisalign requires a commitment to wear the trays for a minimum of twenty-three hours per day. They can be removed to eat and clean your teeth. Each tray will need to be worn for about two to three weeks. At the end of the treatment a final aligner will need to be worn to help your teeth settle into their new position. The result is beautifully straight teeth giving you the confidence to share your broad confident smile.

Always here for you, our emergency dentist

The knowledge that you have a safety net in case of an emergency is an important consideration, especially when it comes to your teeth. To have access to an emergency dentist Dublin is to have peace of mind. Knowing that you can call your dental practice during the day and arrange to get to see someone quickly must be part of the modern dental services of any dental practice. Having access over the weekend or out of normal surgery hours is comforting and provides peace of mind.


Reducing the chances of needing emergency help

To help reduce the chances of requiring an emergency dentist Dublin it is necessary to follow a properly designed regular oral care regime. Allowing your teeth and gums to deteriorate because of poor oral hygiene is looking for trouble. Part of our preventive dentistry programme at Dublin18 Dental Rooms is educating our patients from a very young age on teeth brushing, maintenance techniques and the correct brush to use. Everyone is different and the type of toothbrush that your parents, brother or sister uses may not be suitable for your teeth and gums. Regular six monthly dental check-ups will also help you to maintain a healthy mouth. Knowing how to maintain your teeth and gums could save you from needing our emergency dentist Dublin in the future.

Accidents do happen!

Of course we all know that accidents do happen and are sometimes unavoidable. If you are involved in contact sports it is advisable to wear a gum shield to protect you from injuries to your mouth. Biting hard substances like boiled sweets or ice is not good for your teeth or if you have dental fillings. If a tooth is knocked out, retrieve the tooth and if possible wash it with milk avoiding touching the root. Try to push it gently into the cavity and bite down to hold it in place. If a tooth is knocked out of line don’t try and pull it back into line, phone the surgery as soon as possible. Contact our dental surgery immediately and we will instruct you on what to do next. Sometimes a severe impact will not appear to loosen or dislodge a tooth, but may result in severe toothache. You may have cracked or chipped a tooth and it is advisable to contact us immediately. Fillings or crowns can sometimes accidently fall out, should this happen a call to our dental surgery will solve the problem. Fortunately modern technology, in the form of the smartphone, also allows you to send a visual image of your predicament to our dentist.

Blood, pain and swelling

If you suddenly suffer from an onset of toothache, bleeding from the mouth as well as swelling in your mouth, especially after root canal treatment or a tooth extraction, an urgent call to us is vital. The mouth is one of the most sensitive parts of the human body as it is filled with nerves. Toothache is a debilitating pain and can have a major effect on day-to-day life.

Dynamic dental care from our dentist

Twenty-first century dentistry requires embracing new ideas and concepts with a positive and enthusiastic energy. Members of our team at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms attend regular seminars and training to ensure that we offer you the very best treatments that are available. Equipment and techniques are constantly evolving and our practices are evolving too. For the past seventeen years our dentist Dublin has been serving the local community, with our patient numbers growing year on year.


A true team effort

It is not uncommon for there to be procedure cross over which will require the involvement of more than one of the team. Because we all have the same ethos, your experience will be a seamless transition from one clinician to another, where necessary. We provide a complete range of oral care and no matter what the procedure is we are all committed to delivering the best quality service.

Experience and dedication

We take time to get to know our patients and to understand what they expect from their dental team. No two people are the same and everyone has different expectations. Age is irrelevant to us and over the past seventeen years, we have listened to you and the services that we offer are tailor made to the needs of each individual. The care and attention that we provide is at the same level that we would expect if our dentist Dublin were to treat us. From the moment that you arrive at our dental surgery you will be welcomed and treated with the respect that you deserve.

We are part of your team

You are the captain of your team and we are here to support you and provide guidance and help when you need us. We always start with a thorough thirteen point health check of your oral cavity. We spend time discussing our findings and encouraging you to get involved and ask questions, after all it’s your mouth.

Amazing advances in dental treatment

If we find that you have misaligned teeth we will explain your options. Often adults were put off having their teeth straightened because the only appliance used to be a metal brace which looked cumbersome and uncomfortable. That device has been radically overhauled and there are a variety of new types made from different materials. More recently a clear aligner has become available which works by fitting over the teeth like a gum shield and is made of a clear dental material so it is less conspicuous. For missing teeth dentures and bridges are now supported by a new method called dental implantation which works by creating an artificial root topped by a crown which provides a more stable replacement.

More dental aware

Education and the advent of cameras on smartphones have made patients more aware of their teeth and as a progressive dentist Dublin we have moved with the times and offer teeth whitening and dental veneer procedures.

Facial rejuvenation

If you feel the need to have some non-surgical facial care we have the knowledge, expertise and sterile treatment rooms to take care of you. As dentists we are trained in anatomy and have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the bones, muscles and skin of the head, neck, shoulders. You can receive treatment from a clinician whom you know and who understands you.

Gentle treatment giving you smooth skin with Botox

Over the centuries people have tried various methods to retain their youthful appearance. Cleopatra bathed daily in donkey milk and Peter Thomas Roth created a five piece kit which incorporated dragon’s blood, which was the sap from a red tree in the Amazon which boosted collagen to deliver a youthful appearance. How we view ourselves can have a profound effect on our mental health and if you feel the need to have some facial therapy, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you. We, at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, have adopted a modern and scientific approach to helping reduce the signs of ageing, using Botox Dublin in a sterile and controlled environment. As dentists we study anatomy with particular attention devoted to the head and neck. We, therefore, have a thorough medical knowledge of your bones, muscles and skin. Our clinician who delivers the skin smoothing treatments is highly skilled in all aspects of facial aesthetics and regularly attends seminars and training to keep up to date with the latest techniques and equipment.


In use since the 1980s

Botox Dublin is a form of the botulinum type A toxin which has undergone a purification process. It has been in use for over four decades and is approved for use in non-surgical procedures. It has been used to correct eye squinting, muscle spasms, migraine, excessive sweating and numerous other medical conditions.

Our procedure

All our treatments, whether dental or improving facial aesthetics, are always preceded by a thorough examination and discussion. We apply the same care and attention to our patients whether their treatment is oral or facial. We take the time to explain the procedure to you and encourage you to ask as many questions as you like to enable you to make a properly informed decision about proceeding with the treatment. You will be allocated your very own coordinator who will explain your treatment step by step.

The treatment

Once you have decided to proceed with the treatment we will ask if you would like some anaesthetic gel to be applied to the areas to be treated. We use extremely thin needles to administer the Botox Dublin and the dosage for each area is regulated according to the sensitivity of the area. The amount injected around the lips and eyes is less than the amount used to inject into the forehead. This is a vital part of the treatment process as it is important to reduce any chance of complications to the absolute minimum. The duration of the treatment is on average thirty minutes, depending on what areas are being treated.

How long will results last?

The results are not permanent and follow up treatments are necessary, but generally the average is three to four months. The type of skin and age of the patient play an important role in determining how long the effects last. The more often the treatment is administered the longer the effects will last, as the skin will undergo a rejuvenation due to less facial movement of the treated areas.