Treatments and Fees

New Patient Examination, Cleaning and Fluoride treatment

A new patient examination involves a comprehensive exam, a soft tissue pathology screening, treatment planning and an individualised cavity risk assessment. A cavity risk assessment gives an understanding of the factors that could cause or that have caused cavities in your child’s mouth and helps in individualising a preventative programme. Detailed information on the prevention of cavities, gum disease and trauma is provided during the consultation. Digital x-rays are used at Dentistry for Kids. Digital x-rays reduce radiation by up to 80%* over the already low dose of dental x-rays. €80 – €100 (depending on complexity.) Please note: If your child requires treatment, the cleaning and Fluoride will take place at the completion of your child’s dental treatment. If a separate cleaning appointment; a behaviour management or very extensive cleaning appointment is required – an additional charge may apply for cleaning. This will be explained at the consult appointment – if applicable.

6 month Recall appointment, Cleaning and Fluoride treatment

A recall appointment involves a comprehensive exam, a soft tissue pathology screening, treatment planning and a review of the individualised cavity risk assessment. A cleaning and a Fluoride cavity-preventing treatment are also performed. Digital x-rays are used at Dentistry for Kids. Digital x-rays reduce radiation by up to 80%* over the already low dose of dental x-rays. – €60 (€80 with x-rays)

Sealants

Fissure sealants are a plastic coating placed on the biting surface of molars which are used to reduce the chances of decay on these surfaces. Fissure sealants are most effective when applied to a newly erupted tooth, (a tooth that has just come into the mouth) as these teeth do not have all the minerals needed to protect themselves from decay.
At Dentistry for Kids, we are very particular about our sealants, but fissure sealants can chip or break over time, thus once placed, we will check them at the 6 monthly check-up appointments. Any repair will not be charged, for up to 3 years. – €30 to €50 each – depending on tooth.

Primary tooth white fillings

All white fillings include a free protective sealant. This sealant protects the filling and also the tooth. – €80 – 120 (depending on complexity)

Permanent tooth white fillings

All white fillings include a free protective sealant. This sealant protects the filling and also the tooth. -€100 – 150 (depending on complexity)

Extractions

€100 – €120 (Depending on complexity)

Primary tooth stainless steel crowns

Fillings are suitable for small cavities however stainless steel crowns are recommended for larger cavities and cavities that involve the nerve of the tooth. Given the small size and fragile structure of a baby tooth – crowns are much less likely than fillings to need to be replaced. With stainless steel crowns the whole tooth is covered, so future decay on that tooth is a lot less likely. We do not use Amalgam (silver filling material) in any baby teeth. – €250

Permanent tooth stainless steel crowns

Permanent stainless steel crowns are required in cases where a permanent molar tooth is badly broken down and not suitable for treatment with a filling. This can happen if the tooth has a very large cavity, a root canal treatment or if the tooth did not form properly. Permanent stainless steel crowns will need to be replaced by a permanent crown, once the patient is old enough to have a permanent crown placed. – €350

Primary tooth pulp therapy (pulpotomy)

A primary tooth pulpotomy is sometimes called a baby tooth root canal. It is performed on baby teeth with extensive decay that has affected the nerve of the tooth. The affected part of the nerve and the blood supply of the tooth (also called the pulp) are removed and the remaining part of the pulp is treated with a medication. Following a pulpotomy, the tooth usually needs a stainless steel crown. The purpose of a pulpotomy is to save a decayed baby tooth, so that the tooth can hold the space for the permanent tooth to come in. An alternative to the pulpotomy is an extraction (tooth removal), followed by a space-maintainer. – €100 (Discounted to €50 if tooth is treated with a stainless steel crown)

Space Maintainer

Baby teeth are needed to hold space for the permanent teeth that are waiting to come in. The earlier a baby tooth is lost/or taken out, the more critical this space loss becomes. Space maintainers are available to hold the space for the permanent tooth to move into, but the baby tooth itself is the best space maintainer. – One site appliance €150, Two site appliance €250

Temporary filling

A temporary filling or a sedative dressing, is used where the tooth is not suitable for a permanent filling – this can happen in cases where there is very large decay approaching the nerve – in these cases a two–visit approach can be required to remove all of the decay and to avoid reaching the nerve of the tooth. A temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth between these visits. -€50

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen sedation (laughing gas) helps children to relax, has a mild pain-relieving effect and may even make the time appear to pass quickly. Nitrous oxide-Oxygen has an excellent safety record (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Guidelines.) It is well tolerated, has rapid onset and is reversible. Your child remains fully conscious and capable of responding to a question or a request. Additional information will be provided at the treatment planning visit, where your child will be assessed to see if they will benefit from treatment with “laughing gas” sedation. €80

Mouthguards

A custom-made mouthguard is one that is made by your dentist following an impression of your child’s teeth and is fitted by your dentist. In order for a mouthguard to work effectively it has to be in position at the time of a bang to the teeth. This is why retention (ability to stay on the teeth) and accurate fit is very important. Custom-made mouth guards are individually moulded to fit the child’s teeth, and as a result, are able to stay in place better than shop-bought mouthguards. Custom-made mouthguards are superior in retention (ability to stay on the teeth) protection and comfort. €45 (one and two colour) €55 (specials/stripes/multicoloured)

An exact cost of all treatment will be given as part of the treatment plan at the new patient appointment. A more detailed description of all treatment options will also be explained.

Tax Relief

Some dental treatments may qualify for tax relief.

You can download your med 2 from here, where it also explains which treatments qualify for tax relief.