Why Are Routine Dental Checkups Important?

Why Are Routine Dental Checkups Important?

Why Are Routine Dental Checkups Important?

Routine dental checkups (also referred to as dental examinations) are important because not only do they give you the peace of mind that all is well in your mouth but also help nip any potential dental problems in the bud. 

Long term this not only reduces the need for longer more difficult dental procedures but will also help save you money on future dental treatments.

In some cases we will recommend patients have their teeth cleaned after a checkup.

A Detailed Dental Checkup

A Detailed Dental Checkup

A Detailed Dental Checkup

Our dentists undertake a detailed examination of your dental health including checking for cavities.

This is done using a wide variety of advanced equipment. We will discuss any potential issues that we find with you.

It is very important to maintain regular visits to the dentist to avoid major problems and to maintain your oral health.

 

Dental Checkup Cost

Dental Checkup Cost

Dental Checkup Cost

At 3Dental, a general checkup is €50, for children is €30.

If you are eligible for PRSI dental contributions, you are entitled to one  free dental checkup per year.

You just need to let us know your PRSI number when you are booking your appointment.

Benefits of Routine Dental Checkups

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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

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You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals.

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals. They know what they're doing.

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I would highly recommend.

I never had one problem. I'm just so happy I came here. I tell everybody. All my family. My daughter comes here now. I've everybody coming over. They're fabulous; from the minute you walk in, from reception to the dentists to everybody. I would highly recommend.

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It's fantastic! I'm going around with confidence and a smile when I talk to people.

I was looking at going abroad but everything is on my doorstep here. I wouldn't look back.

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10 years later, I'm still going to 3Dental

It's an enjoyment coming here to the dentist. It's a very laid back, very comfortable, very friendly and very fun place to attend.

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I just got my Invisalign aligners fitted and I'm so happy to have them!

I looked at 3Dental's social media and thought the results were amazing! They (the Invisalign aligners) just blend in straight away!

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What Our Patients Say

10 years later, I'm still going to 3Dental

It's an enjoyment coming here to the dentist. It's a very laid back, very comfortable, very friendly and very fun place to attend.

Paul Fitzgerald
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Commonly Asked Questions

How often should I see a dentist?

It is recommended to visit a dentist for a checkup every 6 months, and no less than once a year at a minimum.

This allows the dentist to identify any problems and prevent future problems from happening!

Is dental check ups covered by insurance?

It depends on the insurance policy you have. You will need to check with your insurance company. 

How long does a routine dental check-up appointment take?

A routine check-up is usually over within about 10 minutes. Usually, we will look at your teeth and gums to look for signs of decay or infection.

We often will take an x-ray or two to look more closely. It won’t hurt, and afterwards, the dentist will wait to talk to you about any treatment you may need.

Can bad teeth be fixed?

It’s our job as dentists to try to fix bad teeth. We always want to save teeth and usually we can.  We can repair decay (fillings), gum disease (hygiene), nerve damage (root canals) or crooked teeth (braces).

Sometimes a very broken down tooth is beyond repair. But in these cases after an extraction, we can often put in an implant.

Is dental teeth cleaning necessary?

Yes, it’s very important. Our hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. This not only makes your mouth feel fresher but helps prevent tooth decay and gum problems (periodontal disease) which can lead to tooth loss.

Normally, we recommend a cleaning twice a year.

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