General Dental Treatment

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General Dental Treatment Swords Dentist

Fillings: Dental Cavity Treatment

Fillings are a routine dental treatment used to repair damage caused by tooth decay. It is pain-free as the area or individual tooth is numbed with anaesthetic. Dental fillings involve drilling out the damaged tooth, sterilising the cavity and then filling the tooth with a hard composite resin.

At O’Neill Dental Care we use The Wand (No needles) to numb the tooth.This is a computerised and painless method of delivering the anaesthetic to the correct location. The Wand is excellent for relaxing nervous patients who fear needles. We use a white composite filling material that colour matches your natural teeth.

Composite fillings are stronger and more attractive than traditional metal fillings. Sometimes, when the damage is not too bad, we can treat the decay with Heal-Ozone gas. This sterilises the tooth and often reverses the decay without drilling.

A white filling is typically completed in 20 to 30 minutes. 

Treatment costs:

  • White Composite Filling- from €95
  • No-Drill Heal-Ozone® Cavity Sterilisation & Anti-Decay Therapy – €40

Extractions: Emergency Dental Treatment

A dental extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth that is causing pain. This is usually a result of tooth decay or an injury that cannot be fixed with a filling. Dentists will always try to save the natural tooth if possible.

What to expect during a dental extraction

Before proceeding with the treatment, your dentist will fully examine and take an X-ray of the jawbone to see what is happening below the gum line. 

If it is determined that an extraction is necessary, the dentist will provide an anaesthetic. We use the Wand to deliver anaesthetic (no needles).

When the patient’s tooth and surrounding gum area are suitably numb, the dentist will carefully loosen the tooth before extracting it.

Afterwards, the dentist will clean and disinfect the pocket and close it with stitches if necessary. You will then need to bite down on some dental gauze for a while. This will help to reduce bleeding.

Your jaw will typically remain a little tender for a day or two. Your dentist may provide a prescription to help heal or reduce infection. 

Dental extraction cost:

Routine Extraction – from €150

Surgical Extraction – from €250

Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a general dentistry procedure that eliminates bacteria from the infected root canal. It prevents reinfection and saves the natural tooth.

The inflamed or infected pulp is removed. Then the inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, filled and sealed. This treatment relieves pain and makes teeth healthy again.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development.

A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

It’s very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. Saving the tooth maintains the natural appearance of your smile and preserves normal biting and sensation.

Does a root canal hurt?

A root canal isn’t any more painful than a regular dental procedure, such as a filling or an extraction. However, a root canal is generally sore and numb after the procedure and can cause mild discomfort for a few days.

How do I know if you need a root canal?

Root canals may be needed if you have a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or issues from previous fillings. Patients generally need a root canal when they notice their teeth are sensitive to hot and cold sensations. You may experience tooth loss if the root is left untreated.

The Root Canal costs

(Crowns and fillings not included):

Front Tooth (One Root) – from €390

Premolar –from €490

Patients can claim a 20% tax refund for some of these treatments. The Clinic will provide advice & the necessary Med 2 form after treatment. 

Fissure Sealants: Preventative Treatment

Fissure sealants are a preventive dental treatment to reduce tooth decay risks. Children and teenagers need sealants as they are more prone to dental cavities.

Fissure sealants are a safe way of protecting teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective coating applied to the biting surface of your back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing tooth decay.

It is a quick, painless dental procedure requiring no drilling or injections. It can be completed in a single visit to the dentist. It depends on how many seals you might need, but it usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as the teeth appear before decay attacks the teeth. Dental sealants are recommended for children and teenagers as they are more likely to develop dental cavities. Adults who don’t have tooth decay or fillings can also benefit from sealants.

Sealants do not last forever but do offer great protection from tooth decay. Typically they last about five years before needing to be replaced. They will last longer and perform better with good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.

You can brush your teeth after getting fissure sealant, but using a soft or medium toothbrush is preferable. You must avoid things that can weaken your sealants. These include ice, hard sweets and certain other foods that can scratch or damage the sealant.

The Cost:

  • Fissure Sealants (Includes Heal-Ozone® Treatment)  – €80 per tooth.


Dentures are one solution to replacing one or more missing teeth. Other solutions include dental implants or dental bridges between existing teeth. Wearing dentures provides significant benefits for those with missing teeth. 

  • They help you to chew your food and enjoy a good diet.
  • They help maintain your facial muscles.
  • They improve confidence when you smile.
  • They improve speech affected by missing teeth.

Dentures can be a complete set to replace all your teeth on the upper or lower jaw (Full Dentures). They can also replace a few missing teeth (partial dentures).

You can secure dentures in place using readily available dental adhesives. It is recommended that you remove dentures when sleeping to give your gums a rest. Dentures should be stored in a glass of water to prevent warping.

Denture costs:

Acrylic / Plastic Dentures (per arch) – €375

Precision Dentures (per arch) – €975

Patients can claim a 20% tax refund for some of these treatments. The Clinic will provide advice & the necessary Med 2 form after treatment. 

Mouthguards and Bite Guards

We provide custom-fitted mouthguards for a variety of reasons. They can protect your teeth from grinding at night and relieve jaw pain and headaches. We also supply sports gum shields to protect your teeth when active.

They cost:

Vinyl Bite Guard (for Grinding, Jaw Pain & Migraine) – €175

Professional Sports Mouthguard (available in different colours) – From €75

Mouth Guard for teeth grinding


We provide prescriptions to help you with specific infections and dental problems and/or recovery from treatment. You may also contact us with repeat prescription requests if needed.

Our charges for prescriptions:

Prescription with Comprehensive Exam – €75

Prescription without Comprehensive Exam – €30

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