How do I book an appointment at Frazer Dental Care in Kingscourt?
Call the surgery now on +353 (42) 9668929 or fill our our appointment form above and we will be happy to try and find a time that suits you.
If you have an “out of hours” dental emergency then please call our emergency mobile number +353 (87) 6201548
What if I have a toothache?
We guarantee to see all emergencies same day so please ring us from 8 am for an emergency appointment Monday- Saturday.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Bring your PPS number, medical card, if you have one, and a list of your current medications.
Will you remind us the day before ?
Yes, we will send you a text reminder or give you a call the day before your appointment.
If you cannot attend your appointment or need to rearrange, please call us on +353 (42) 9668929. This allows your appointment to be given to someone else as we guarantee to see all emergencies on the same day and avoids a missed appointment fee of €25 being charged.
What are your opening hours?
We open Monday – Saturday & we open late until 9pm Wednesday & Thursday.
Out of hours service?
If you have an out of hours dental emergency call our mobile emergency+353 (87) 6201548 or send us a private message through our Frazer Dental Facebook page as our facebook page is monitored at night. we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible.
Do you accept medical card?
Yes we do, please ensure to bring your medical card with you to the appointment so that we can check what you are covered for by your medical card.
What does medical card cover?
It covers 1 dental examination per year, 2 fillings, unlimited extractions, dentures , root canal treatments & prescriptions.
Do you cater for nervous patients?
The friendly FD team are specially trained to help the most nervous children and adults relax. Our aim is help you overcome your fear of the dentist once and for all. We understand dental phobia and will not judge you. Our team are here to make your trip to the dentist a pleasant one. Sit back and relax in our massage dental chair, we will allow you to pick the background music so feel free to bring your own CD . You even wear earphones if you wish.
How can you guarantee pain-free dentistry?
We use state of the art techniques to make your trip the dentist most comfortable including:
–Air polish cleaning– which guarantees you the most comfortable clean possible, without causing sensitivity
–Pain – free injections-we use our special numbing spray before anaethetics to prenumb the area
-Non sensitive tooth whitening – so even the most sensitive teeth can be whitened
– we also offer sedation for the most nervous patients.
What is Sedation?
Sedation is a sedative drug to help nervous patients relax and manage their fear of the dentist. Sedation allows you to remain alert during your dental appointment but achieve a more relaxed state. You will be conscious at all times, can talk to the dental team and respond to instructions throughout.
Can I go back drive home after sedation?
Those who opt for sedation will need to bring a chaperone with them to Frazer Dental, as after sedation it is unsafe to drive home, or operate any machinery for the rest of the day. You would not be fit to return to work that day. Most people are fine to return to their normal routine the day after sedation.
What should I do after I have a tooth out? ( dental extraction)
It is normal for the area to be tender for a week after & pain killers will be needed.
- Start taking painkillers immediately afterwards, before the anaesthetic wears off – don’t wait until pain sets in!! Usually 800 mg Ibuprofen (Nurofen) taken at mealtimes & 1g Paracetamol (Panadol) taken in between meals, should be adequate. Avoid Aspirin (Dispirin) as it causes bleeding.
- Take it easy and do not exercise for 12 hrs.
- Do not smoke for at least 24 hours. Smoking delays the healing process & can dissolve the blot clot causing a painful condition known as dry socket.
- Do not rinse for 24 hours, after that , start rinsing 4 times per day, with warm salty water or a medicated mouthwash. We advise rinsing after every meal to keep the area clean.
- Keep biting down firmly on the gauze we give you for 45 mins after the extraction. If still bleeding then, change the gauze for a new piece or bite down on a cold damp teabag(folded in half) for 30-45 mins. If still bleeding , change for a new piece of gauze or teabag. Bleeding should stop after 2 hours. If any doubts, please give us a call.
What is dry socket?
Dry socket occurs when the blood clot in the socket dissolves or doesn’t form. Then, the bone under where the tooth was extracted is exposed to air, food and liquids and becomes very painful. If you are in alot of pain 2 -3 days after the extraction, then you may have a dry socket. Smokers , diabetics or those who have had a difficult extraction are more prone . If you think you have a dry socket ,please call us so we can arrange to relieve this pain for you instantly by placing a medicated dressing. Those who have had a more difficult extraction or an abscess prior to the extraction are more prone.
What should I do if I knock my tooth out?
If it’s a baby tooth, do not worry. We do not re-implant baby teeth.
If it’s any adult tooth, hold the tooth by the crown (not root) and IMMEDIATELY place it back into the socket from where it came. If there is dirt on the root, gently rinse in clean water or milk before re-implanting the tooth. Then ring us to arrange an appointment IMMEDIATELY .
Otherwise, you can place the tooth in milk or hold it in your cheek inside the mouth until you get to Frazer Dental. However, the best thing is to immediately reposition the tooth in the socket BEFORE COMING TO FRAZER DENTAL.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash, card and cheque payment. There is an ATM located outside the Bank of Ireland which is just a two minute walk from the practice.
Where can I find you?
Do you have a denture repair service?
Yes, we offer a denture repair service. This usually takes a minimum of 24 hours turn around time.
What problems can wisdom teeth cause ?
Food packing and even decay in the wisdom tooth or adjacent tooth
Inflammation of the gum
Bad taste & bad breath
Pain & swelling in the gum, jaw joint & ear
Pus & infection around the wisdom tooth
What can be done at Frazer Dental?
Frazer Dental, your local dental practice in Kingscourt can now perform all wisdom teeth Xrays and extract all troublesome wisdom teeth here.
This eliminates the need to travel to neighbouring cities such as Dublin or Newry!
Are you nervous ?
You can relax at Frazer Dental, our experienced team can use IV sedation to ensure an hour in the dental chair seems like a minute!