BLESSINGTON

1 Millbank
Blessington
Co. Wicklow
Ireland

045 865045
OPENING HOURS
Mon9am - 8pm
Tue8am - 6pm
Wed9am - 6pm
Thu8am - 6pm
Fri8am - 5pm
MONASTEREVIN

1 Whelan St
Monasterevin
Co. Kildare
Ireland

045 532960
OPENING HOURS
Mon9am - 2pm
Tue9am - 6pm
Wed9am - 2pm
Thu9am - 2pm
Fri9am - 2pm

Welcome to Blessington

Dental Clinic

At Blessington Dental we are committed to keeping standards high by using the most skilled dental technicians, the most up to date materials and equipment, and ensuring that all staff attend continuous education courses to maintain our high standards. We provide a complete range of dental services to our customers in the Wicklow and Kildare areas.

Niall, Aoife and all the team look forward to welcoming you to Blessington Dental Surgery.

Make an appointment

045 865045 info@blessingtondental.ie

Meet the Team

Dr. Niall Collins

Dentist

Dr. Niall Collins graduated from Trinity College Dublin in December 97. He spent four years in the London working in mixed (private/nhs) general practice. He returned to Ireland in Jan 2002 and completed a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in Dublin Dental Hospital in September 2010.

Dr. Aoife Egan

Dentist

Dr. Aoife Egan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in December 97. She then moved to London and completed a year of vocational training before working in mixed general practice for three years. She returned to Ireland in May 2002 and completed a Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in September 2004.

Emma Hastings

Dental Hygienist

Emma joined the practice in 2016. She qualified as a hygienist in 2015 having worked as a dental nurse since 2008. Her principal role as a hygienist is removal of plaque and scale from around the teeth. Her appointment time is 30 minutes and includes preventing and controlling periodontal (gum) disease, fluoride therapy, diet advice and brushing/flossing instruction.

Tracy Orpen

Dental Nurse

Tracy joined the practice in 2014. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 and has worked in London and Ireland. Tracy is always ready with a reassuring smile to help relax even the most nervous patient.

Trish Murphy

Receptionist

Trish joined the practice as receptionist in Sep 2004. Trish is our friendly face as patients come through the door. She aims to put everyone at ease with her relaxed humorous manner. She qualified as a dental nurse in the nineties and spent 5 years working in London.

TREATMENTS

  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • White Fillings
  • Root Fillings
  • Periodontal or Gum Diseases
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Nervous Patients
  • Dentures

FAQ

What is an abscessed tooth?

An abscess of the tooth is an infection. An abscess can include pus and swelling of the soft gum tissues surrounding the tooth. An abscess can develop from tooth decay or tooth trauma, such as a broken tooth. If there is an opening in the enamel of a tooth, such as a cavity, bacteria can get in and infect the pulp (centre) of the tooth and cause an abscess. Once an abscess happens, the infection could spread throughout the mouth and body. If you suspect that you have an abscessed tooth, you should see Aoife and Niall right away.

Which toothbrush is better, manual or electric?

The most important thing to consider when deciding which toothbrush to buy is which one you will actually use. Both electric and manual toothbrushes have some pros and cons, but both will be useless if not used. The Irish Dental Association recommend that you brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. After that it is personal preference as to whether you use a manual or electric.

What is tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity means experiencing pain or discomfort to your teeth from cold air, hot drinks, cold drinks, ice cream, sweet things or even when brushing or flossing. Several factors can contribute to tooth sensitivity including cavities, a fractured tooth or worn enamel. As a rule these can all be treated easily. One of the main reasons can be gum recession where the gum has been worn away and the root surface has been exposed. The enamel on the root surface is thinner and temperature changes are felt more by the nerve. Sensodyne toothpaste can help relieve some of the sensitivity over a period of time. Come in and discuss options with Niall and Aoife.

What is a root canal?

A Root Canal is a dental procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of the tooth (not the roots of the tooth) and filling it with a suitable filling material. A root canal is usually performed when the tooth cannot be filled or restored any other way because the decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected. Today, with modern technology and better anaesthetics, root canal treatments are no more painful than having a filling. Most root canals can be performed in two surgery visits. It is important to remember that after a root canal treatment you will need to make a follow up appointment with your dentist to have the tooth permanently restored. After the pulp of the tooth has been removed, the tooth can become very dry and brittle. Having a permanent restoration placed will help protect your tooth from fracturing.

Do you qualify for a free dental exam?

Get in touch and let us check for you