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  • Esther McDonagh DN - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    Testimonials Fee Guide Contact Us Meet Our Team Esther McDonagh DN SENIOR RECEPTIONIST Esther started her career as a surgery assistant and receptionist in our practice in 1975 and after taking a career break to get married and have five children she returned to full time employment in 1989 That makes her the longest serving member of staff congratulations During her tenure she has acquired invaluable experience with extensive knowledge

    Original URL path: http://www.westportdental.ie/about-us/meet-our-team/57-esther-mcdonagh (2016-04-29)
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  • Denise Monaghan DN - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    Replacement Multiple Teeth Replacement Implant Supported Dentures Bone Grafting Sinus Lifting Specialty services TMJ jaw joints Therapy Worn Teeth Snoring Sedation Facial Aesthetics Antiwrinkle Injections Dermal Fillers Facial Peels Mesotherapy Smile Gallery Teeth Whitening INVISALIGN Dental Implants Cosmetic Treatment Complex Cases Testimonials Fee Guide Contact Us Meet Our Team Denise Monaghan DN DENTAL NURSE Denise joined our practice as a surgery assistan t in 2008 and since enjoys all aspects

    Original URL path: http://www.westportdental.ie/about-us/meet-our-team/58-denise-monaghan (2016-04-29)
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  • Ellie Heindel DN - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    Bone Grafting Sinus Lifting Specialty services TMJ jaw joints Therapy Worn Teeth Snoring Sedation Facial Aesthetics Antiwrinkle Injections Dermal Fillers Facial Peels Mesotherapy Smile Gallery Teeth Whitening INVISALIGN Dental Implants Cosmetic Treatment Complex Cases Testimonials Fee Guide Contact Us Meet Our Team Ellie Heindel DN DENTAL NURSE Ellie joined our practice in 2011 In 2013 she obtained her qualification as a Dental Nurse from the National Examining Board for Dental

    Original URL path: http://www.westportdental.ie/about-us/meet-our-team/59-ellie-heindel (2016-04-29)
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  • Aoife Quinn - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    White Fillings Implant Dentistry Single Tooth Replacement Multiple Teeth Replacement Implant Supported Dentures Bone Grafting Sinus Lifting Specialty services TMJ jaw joints Therapy Worn Teeth Snoring Sedation Facial Aesthetics Antiwrinkle Injections Dermal Fillers Facial Peels Mesotherapy Smile Gallery Teeth Whitening INVISALIGN Dental Implants Cosmetic Treatment Complex Cases Testimonials Fee Guide Contact Us Meet Our Team Aoife Quinn DENTAL HYGIENIST Aoifeis the youngest and the newest member of our team and

    Original URL path: http://www.westportdental.ie/about-us/meet-our-team/54-aoife-quinn (2016-04-29)
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  • General Dentistry - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    the gum line or they have not fully erupted Performed by dentist or oral surgeon surgical extractions require some type of surgical procedure such as bone removal removing and or lifting and folding back all or part of the gum tissue to expose the tooth or breaking the tooth into pieces called tooth sectioning Surgical extractions can be done with local anaesthesia and or conscious sedation Tooth extraction after care Since bleeding is normal after an extraction your dentist will have you bite on a piece of gauze for about 30 minutes to put pressure on the area and allow the blood to clot Some swelling and discomfort are normal after a tooth extraction Cold compresses or ice packs can help decrease the swelling If your jaw is sore and stiff after the swelling dissipates apply warm compresses Sleeping with your head elevated with extra pillows also may help In addition your dentist may recommend you take an over the counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen for several days With surgical extractions which generally cause more pain afterwards your dentist may prescribe a prescription pain medication Mouth Cancer Screening Mouth oral cancer is a disease resulting from abnormal cell growth in the mouth lips tongue or throat People over the age of 45 are most at risk The good news is that oral cancer can be treated successfully if caught early enough All dentists in Westport Dental Centre have the expert skills and training to detect early signs of the disease and can help you to understand your risks Mouth cancer screening is a procedure we do routinely each time you have your regular dental check up with us There are certain signs and symptoms which should be checked by your dentist as soon as possible after you spot them These include White or dark red patches in your mouth or on your lips or tongue Lumps or changes in the texture or colour of the mouth tissues Bleeding or numbness in the mouth sores or patches that do not heal Difficulty swallowing changes in taste or tongue sensation The actual cause of oral cancer is not known but risk factors include Consumption of tobacco products cigarettes chewing tobacco cigars etc Heavy alcohol consumption it is especially dangerous to combine smoking and alcohol Oral sex Prolonged repeated exposure of the lips to the sun Poor diet Genetics and gender more men develop the disease than women A history of leukoplakia a thick whitish colour patch inside the mouth Treatment of oral cancer depends on severity and location of the disease as well as the age and health of the patient If oral cancer is suspected a biopsy surgical removal and microscopic examination of the suspicious area may be taken along with imaging tests such as x rays ultra sounds CT scans or MRIs If oral cancer is confirmed is usually treated by chemotherapy radiation therapy or surgery To help prevent oral cancer see your dentist regularly and stop

    Original URL path: http://www.westportdental.ie/general-dentistry?start=5 (2016-04-29)
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  • General Dentistry - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    single implant to replace a missing tooth between 2 healthy teeth An implant will prevent you from having to get your healthy teeth filed down in preparation for the crowns Implant bridges read Implant dentistry section of our website for more information are used if you don t have healthy teeth or enough teeth to support a bridge or when several or all teeth are missing A custom made bridge is anchored to the dental implants Your dentist will first determine if dental implants are right for you Resin bonded bridges also known as Maryland bridges are used when the missing teeth are in the front of your mouth This type of bridge involves the artificial teeth being fused together to metal bands and cemented to the back of your natural teeth Cantilever bridges are used when there are healthy teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth This procedure includes anchoring the artificial tooth over one or more of your natural adjacent teeth If you take good care of your bridge it should generally last for about 10 years or perhaps longer Like natural teeth bridges need to be brushed and flossed every day Your dentist will show you how to use a floss threader to floss under and around the artificial tooth or teeth in the middle of the bridge Regular dental visits and professional cleanings are also important If you have an implant bridge your dentist will show you how to properly care for them Dentures Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums If an accident a disease or poor oral health has left you with only a few healthy teeth or none at all your dentist might suggest dentures to replace your missing teeth There are 2 types of dentures partial and complete For both types of dentures your dentist makes a model of your teeth by taking impressions The models are used to custom made your dentures Partial dentures are also called removable partial denture prostheses or partials They may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge or when more than just a few teeth are missing Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth You can take the partial denture out yourself for cleaning and at night Complete dentures are what we most often refer to as false teeth They are also called full dentures and are used when all your natural teeth are missing Complete dentures are removable as they are held in place by suction They can cause soreness at first and take some time to get used to There are 2 types of complete dentures immediate dentures and conventional dentures Immediate dentures are made before your teeth are removed Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaw during your first visit Once your teeth are extracted your dentist inserts the immediate dentures The

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  • SIX MONTH SMILES - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    Fissure Sealants Gum Health Dental Hygiene Root canal treatment Teeth removal and oral surgery Mouth Cancer Screening Bad Breath Crowns Bridges Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Braces Teeth Whitening Porcelain Veneers Cosmetic Dental Bonding White Fillings Implant Dentistry Single Tooth Replacement Multiple Teeth Replacement Implant Supported Dentures Bone Grafting Sinus Lifting Specialty services TMJ jaw joints Therapy Worn Teeth Snoring Sedation Facial Aesthetics Antiwrinkle Injections Dermal Fillers Facial Peels Mesotherapy Smile

    Original URL path: http://www.westportdental.ie/smile-gallery/20-six-month-smiles (2016-04-29)
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  • Tradition - WDC - Westport Dental Centre
    Sedation Facial Aesthetics Antiwrinkle Injections Dermal Fillers Facial Peels Mesotherapy Smile Gallery Teeth Whitening INVISALIGN Dental Implants Cosmetic Treatment Complex Cases Testimonials Fee Guide Contact Us Tradition Westport Dental Centre is one of the longest established dental practices in Ireland founded in 1938 by dr James Vincent McGovern and taken over by his son dr Joseph Patrick McGovern in 1972 In 2013 after a long and careful consideration dr McGovern

    Original URL path: http://www.westportdental.ie/24-about-us/why-choose-us/69-tradition (2016-04-29)
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