We welcome new and existing patients and we look forward to helping you to achieve a healthy smile and good oral health.
Dr. Noelene Walsh has been providing dental treatment in Waterford for 21 years and was joined in 2007 by Dr. Ronan Fox
Both are happy to provide a wide range of dental treatments and preventative care
Our hygienist, Aoife Lawlor is dedicated to helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums.
She works in our practice Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Our surgery assistants and reception staff are important members of our team and will give advice, help and assistance where required.
The Treatments We Offer
All routine dental treatments including fillings, crowns, extractions, dentures, bridges, teeth cleaning, tooth whitening etc. are provided.
Our dentists have good relationships with several specialists which means we can give impartial informed advice on advanced treatments such as orthodontics, oral surgery and implants, referring you as required.
We welcome children to our practice and offer some highly effective treatment like fissure seals to protect them from the risk of decay.
Good oral hygiene is essential to keeping teeth for life and our hygienist is dedicated to looking after patients oral health by advising on homecare and encouraging regular visits our hygienist helps our patients to reduce the need for active treatment.
Plaque is the name given to a film of bacteria, which is constantly forming on all teeth. Plaque causes tooth decay and gum disease. It is a soft colourless substance that is difficult to see until the coating becomes thick. It collects on the surfaces of teeth next to gums and between the teeth. With time residual plaque hardens and is then known as calculus (tartar).
Gum disease is inflammation of the gum caused by plaque and calculus. During the early stages the disease is completely painless although you may notice that your gums bleed when brushing or flossing. Gum disease is the single major cause of tooth loss.
How do I prevent gum disease?
A good oral hygiene routine at home is the most important part of prevention. The second most important aspect of prevention is scaling of the teeth, this is carried out by a dentist or dental hygienist to remove any build-up of calculus both above and below the gum line. Calculus can’t be removed by brushing and the most suitably trained member of the dental team to perform scaling is the hygienist. After scaling, it is usual to have the teeth polished which will leave them feeling fresh and clean.
What can a dental hygienist do for me?
A hygienists main duty is to prevent and treat gum disease with scaling, polishing and root planning (which may be done under local anaesthetic) to remove the calculus and plaque. Your hygienist will demonstrate flossing and brushing technique as well as interdental cleaning. The hygienist will also give dietary advice. Research has shown that patients who regularly attend the hygienist suffer from less dental problems in the long-term. The hygienist will spend 20-30 minutes thoroughly scaling and cleaning your teeth. Ask your dentist about the availability of the hygienist, the recommended frequency of visits and the cost of treatment. For fresher breath, healthy gums and a brighter smile see the dental hygienist
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Are you happy with your smile? We may be able to help you.
Discoloured fillings can be easily replaced and there are many ways to close gaps
Ask your dentist for advice.
To book your first appointment call us on: 051 856800 or use the contact form below
At your first visit we will assess your treatment needs by carrying out a thorough examination.
We can then explain all the treatment that you require and provide you with a detailed estimate of cost for each course of treatment.
We welcome questions and encourage you to ask if you require any further information about our treatments or fees
Every patients treatment needs are different but you will find below a list of our more common treatments and their cost.
Scale and Polish
€75 – €95
Protracted Periodontal Treatment
€65 -€75 / half hour visit
€75 – €95
€75 – €140
€380 – €650
€80 – €150
€650 – €800
€65 -€75 / half hour visit
€350 – €880