General Dentistry

At The James Clinic, we offer new and existing patients examinations, diagnosis and treatment plans. We advise patients to see a dentist at least once a year and a hygienist at least twice a year.

A consultation with a dentist must be booked in advance and is free with your PRSI contribution once a year. If you do not have PRSI contribution, the fee is €30.

When you visit us for your scheduled dental consultation, in addition to talking to you about all your dental experiences and concerns, we’ll perform a detailed examination of your whole mouth to examine your oral health.

If you are visiting The James Clinic for the first time, your initial consultation will be a little longer than a routine examination, as your dentist will need to fully discuss with you the full range of your health and oral health matters, so that they can gain a complete picture of your dental needs.

Some of the specific things we look for or check are:

  • Assess your overall health
  • Evaluate your risk of tooth decay
  • Examine for root caries
  • Examine for gum disease (Periodontal disease)
  • Examine your jaw and bite for problems
  • Take radiographs (X-rays) or if needed carry out other diagnostic procedures
  • Assess your need for restoration or tooth replacement, such as direct restorations (fillings, root canal) or indirect restorations (crowns, veneers, inlays) and solutions for missing teeth (dentures, bridges or implants)
  • Oral (mouth) cancer check
  • Evaluate your fluoride exposure (through hygiene products and diet)

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