OC Dental is a brand new purpose built dental practice which was opened in May 2016 by Dr Mairéad O’Connor, a Wexford native. We are aiming to provide family dental care to the whole community. It is our aim to look after you from childhood to old age. We are happy to see private, medical card and PRSI patients.
We are especially dedicated to caring for nervous patients! We understand that you may be embarrassed at the thought of visiting initially especially if it has been a while. Our whole focus is to make you feel as welcome and as comfortable as possible. At your first visit, we will listen to your concerns, discuss with you how we can make your visits with us as comfortable as possible. Then together with you, we will come up with a plan to restore your teeth and gums to health so that you can eat with comfort and smile with confidence.
To help you at each visit, we will offer you:
– Earphones with music of your choice
– A soft blanket
– A stress ball
If you need a little more help, we recommend Relaxation gas. This is a form of sedation that will make your visit a lot more pleasant and enjoyable. It will help you feel detached from what is going on and you may lose your sense of time. All you need to do is let us pop a nose piece on and breathe. You will recover straight away and can go about the rest of your day as normal. Relaxation gas works very well with children as well.
If you feel that you would still find your visit too difficult to tolerate then we offer IV sedation. With this, we give you midazolam through a cannulae in your hand. This will make you feel very relaxed and sleepy. You will be able to talk to us and follow instructions but when you recover, you will not remember anything from your visit. You will need somebody to bring you home afterwards and to care for you for the rest of the day.
We will go through a thorough assessment to ensure that you are suitable for IV sedation. IV sedation is not suitable for patients under 16 years.
OC Dental Gorey
1B The Avenue