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Cootehill, Co. Cavan

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51 Market St, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
049 5552683


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Plantation Road, Co. Monaghan
047 75575

Fissure Sealants

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What is a fissure sealant?

A fissure sealant is a plastic coating which covers the pits and fissures (the biting surface) of premolar and molar teeth. It acts as a barrier and helps prevents decay.

What is involved in the treatment process?

Having a fissure sealant placed is straightforward and pain-free! The tooth is cleaned, etched, dried and the coating is painted on the tooth. It is set with a special light, which hardens the coating.

Who is suitable to get fissure sealants?

As soon as a tooth erupts into the mouth it can be fissure sealed. It is most important to seal teeth that are at the highest risk of decay. The first and second molar teeth are most commonly fissure sealed, normally children aged between 6-13years old.

FISSURE SEALANTS - Frequently Asked Questions

a Do fissure sealants hurt?

No, it is a completely pain free process.

a How long do fissure sealants last?

On average fissure sealants can last approximately 5 – 10 years.

a What is fissure sealant

A plastic protective coating that helps prevent decay.

a Can adults get fissure sealants

Yes, of course!

a Can you get fissure sealants on all your teeth

Fissure sealants are designed to fill in the pits and fissures of teeth which are more susceptible to decay e.g. premolars and molars

a How soon after having the fissure sealant placed can I eat?

You can eat straight after the fissure sealant is placed as it is set and hardened with a special light during the procedure.

a How to remove fissure sealant

Fissure sealants can be polished off, however they generally wear away naturally over time.

How Often Should I see the Dentist?

Every patient's case is different, but the minimum time that should be left during visits is 6 months

It is very important to maintain regular check-ups with your dentist. It is usually recommended that you attend at least once a year. However, your dentist will advise you best as it is different for every patient.

You may also be advised to see the hygienist on a regular basis.

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PRSI & Medical Card

a Is my check-up covered under PRSI

PRSI- Please present your PPS number and with your signed consent, Colm Smith Dental can check your eligibility. If you are eligible, your check-up will be free and a regular scale and polish with the dentist or hygienist will be €15.

a Is my check-up covered with my Medical Card

Medical Card- if you hold a medical card, with your consent Colm Smith Dental can check your eligibility prior to your appointment. If you are eligible, you are entitled to a free examination, 2 fillings and all extractions per calendar year. Other treatments are available on the Medical card; however prior approval is required from the HSE.

"Highly recommend all dentists at the surgery, as a family of 5 we all attend kids ranging from 6 to 16 and all love to go and see all the friendly staff. Thank you for all the amazing work over the years."

- Fiona Smith

"I had a wisdom tooth removed on Saturday under sedation with Dr Chris Bell. All I can say is he is absolutely fantastic. I never felt one single thing. I came home and could eat straight away no pain, recovering very quickly. Delighted thank you."

- Louise Black Mc Garrell

"had my first appointment today i`m not a big fan of dentists due to bad experiences in the past. the staff were all really friendly and put me at ease the moment i walked through the door. actually looking forward to my next appointment that`s something i never thought i`d say."

- Stuart Roberts

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Our Reputation speaks for itself

We have generations of happy patients from all over Ireland, our aim is to provide affordable dental care which is of the best quality possible.

If you would like to read more of our reviews, you can do so on Google, Facebook, WhatClinic and many other locations. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation and are looking forward to having you join our long list of happy patients.

    Outstanding service and couldnt recommend any higher. Opened the practice for an emergency appointment at very last minute without any hassle. Amazing dentists throughout the practice who really care for their patients. Care is second to none.

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    November 5, 2018
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Find out why generations of families choose Colm Smith Dental

Every patient is treated like family, and that is what makes us different than other clinics. Each patient has a unique set of needs, therefore each patient needs to be treated differently.

You are more than a number for us here at Colm Smith Dental, and we promise to do our utmost to ensure you have a healthy smile and mouth, and you have a reason to smile leaving our clinic

Colm & Lucia Smith



If you are unsure what treatment you may need, please fill out the appointment form with as much information as possible and we will contact you as soon as we can.

We have Dental Clinics in Cootehill in Cavan and also in Monaghan centre.

Cootehill, Co. Cavan

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047 75575

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