Latest News from Old Quarter Dental

Keep up to date with all our latest news and topics via our feed below. We post regular content about new treatments and other issues relating to our Limerick-based dental clinic. We also answer commonly asked questions and provide tips for dental & oral hygiene, so check back regularly to find out the latest in Old Quarter Dental.

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September 20, 2017

Signs & Symptoms of Gingivitis

If you are fastidious about your oral hygiene then you may never have or ever experience gingivitis, but it doesn’t necessarily rule you out from getting it in the future all together. Gingivitis is a gum disease that results in swollen, red and painful gums and is usually a result of a bacterial infection. While gingivitis itself is quite a mild disease, it can turn into something more serious known as ‘periodontitis’. This is why it’s important to know the […]
August 11, 2017

How to Brush your Teeth Correctly

Brushing your teeth is something that you do so often (hopefully) that you most likely tend to forget that you are even brushing them at all. It’s an action that is pretty much set on autopilot by the time a person reaches their teens. Amazingly, despite the number of times a day we brush our teeth, so many people are still brushing incorrectly. This incorrect brushing may be harmful and could prove very damaging to your teeth, gums and mouths. […]
July 10, 2017

The Guide to Tooth Extraction Aftercare

We drill into the aftercare when it comes to the extraction of teeth. This can end up being be a painful exercise however the following guide will allow for smooth and speedy recovery after a tooth extraction  Once your tooth/teeth have been removed, the first 24 hours after surgery is crucial. However, the overall healing process may take up to 8 months:     1-2 weeks — Significant healing and repair will be seen. The area where the tooth was […]
June 22, 2017

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: Before During & After

For those who don’t know, wisdom teeth are the last to appear and form at the back of the mouth, usually in the early twenties. As wisdom teeth are coming through, the surrounding gum sometimes becomes inflamed and sore. This is called ‘pericoronitis’ and may settle down or come and go. As most people know, wisdom teeth can be a nuisance. We all hope we will never get them and have them removed. However, this is not the case as for […]