Successful anaesthesia in acutely inflamed pulps

John Lordan examines how to achieve profound pulpal anaesthesia in teeth with irreversible pulpitis Successful anaesthesia in mandibular molar teeth is challenging under normal pulpal conditions but particularly so when the patient presents with a symptomatic acutely inflamed pulp. This will not surprise any operating dentist who faces the challenge of trying to operate on a patient who.. read more →

Retainers after orthodontic treatment – Why? When?

Retainers after Orthodontic treatment – Why? When? by Dr. Maghnus O’Donnell While achieving a good orthodontic result ie a functional, aesthetic and stable occlusion is our goal as Orthodontists – it is equally important that  we hold the result – hence the need for RETAINERS.           Retainers are designed to do.. read more →

Root canal treatment takes the pain away” by Dr. John Lordan

“Root canal treatment takes the pain away” Indications for root canal treatment vary from acute symptoms eg sensitivity to hot/cold, to chronic infection and dental abscess, these conditions that can be particularly painful and root canal therapy removes the cause and alleviates the problem without removing the tooth. Root canal treatment removes the cause of the.. read more →

Help your child seal out tooth decay! By Aifric Ni Chaollai

FACT: FISSURE SEALANTS GREATLY REDUCE A CHILD’S RISK OF DENTAL DECAY! All back teeth have pits and grooves on their biting surfaces. These are known as fissures and they provide a great hiding place for germs, plaque and particles of food. Fissures are very difficult to clean effectively and therefore, it is these vulnerable, biting.. read more →

The Super Dental Emergency

In dental practice there are emergencies and there are what the Americans call “super emergencies”. Emergencies need to be seen on the same day while there is one super emergency – the knocking out of a permanent tooth – this needs to be managed immediately! The permanent teeth most likely to be knocked out are the top.. read more →

Want younger looking skin? Try Fraxel Laser Rejuvenation at The Aesthetic Institute

Fraxel Laser Rejuvenation What is Fraxel re:store®? Fraxel re:store® is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that can resurface damaged skin, uncovering the skin of youth. How does it Work? Fraxel treatment uses patented fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. The laser treats only a.. read more →

When should I bring my child to see an orthodontist?

Dr. Maghnus O’Donnell addresses a question that often concerns parents: When should I bring my child to see an orthodontist? Birth Generally more severe dental and orthodontic malocclusions such as cleft palate and some facial syndromes are very obvious at birth or very soon afterwards and the consulting paediatrician that will examine your child in.. read more →

Laser treatment for Frenectomy (including tongue-tie)

LASER FRENECTOMY AND TONGUE-TIE EXCISION ( REMOVAL) The muscles of the cheeks and lips are attached to the gums and tissue of the mouth by a piece of soft tissue called a frenum. Sometimes the frenum under the upper and lower lip can be positioned too close to the teeth and may cause spacing between.. read more →

Tooth Brushing for Young Children

So often, dentists are asked ‘When should I start brushing my child’s teeth?’ It is very important to start a good oral hygiene routine early on. Often, babies and young children will just want to bite the toothbrush, they don’t understand what you are trying to do and they often like the sensation of the.. read more →

Dr. John Lawlor discusses the issue of 6 Month Braces

We hear a lot today about “6 month Braces”, whenever we visit dentists’ websites and in advertisements on radio and newspapers. In reality, there is no such thing as “6 month Braces, as it is not a technique, a philosophy, or some magic wand that the advertisers of it would have the public believe. In.. read more →