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Jan 1, 2005
"Hi there, havent been on this in a while but just saw the Q re dentists that provide general anaesthetic etc.
The place I have been going to in Newry offer conscious sedation if you are very nervous. I am having it as part of wisdom teeth extraction visit (local anaesthetic and conscious sedation)

You can read about it on their website: http://www.appletreedental.co.uk .

I had a root canal done last week and was EXTREMELY nervous but said i would give it a go without the sedation thing. They numbed me up really well and I genuinely did not feel a thing. She asked me how i was doing every couple of mins (the patient care there is second to none) and it was actually a less uncomfortable experience than when i was up there 2 weeks before getting fillings as you dont have the same amount of drilling etc. It actually took away a load of the pains i have been having so I left feeling a lot lot better than when i arrived."

"Sorry guys, just saw the requsts re dental clinic in Newry.

Their website was on my last post but will give some info below also to save people having to ask for it.

It's Appletree Dental in Newry (appletreedental.co.uk) They are based on Kilmorey street which is less than ten mins walk from the two main shopping centres in Newry (The Quays and can't fully remember the name of the other one but it's the Bucrane or something like that) I have been getting the train from Connolly station in Dublin up for my visits as I live in Dublin city centre. Train only cost €29 euro for a day return. Usually I hop in a cab then in Newry station to take me to town centre as the station is a bit far out. Standard cab fare is £5.00.

I have been to the clinic twice so far and genuinely could not recommend the dentists and clinic staff highly enough. The value for money is second to none. And the practice and facilities and excellent and very modern for example on my first appointment I found out I had a load of work to do (as per previous post). They give you a treatment plan with a mini printout of your x-ray on the top so you can see exactly what you are going to be having done at each of your visits (I have about 6-7 visits to go so it was really useful for me to have) It shows the expected cost of each of your visits so you can budget accordingly and also links the activities in the appointment to the teeth in the xray so it shows that in your second appointment you are having root canal on tooth number 5 etc. This might be standard, I don't know. But I thought it was very good.

The owner and dentist I have been going to is called Katrina, she has been excellent. I cant over emphasise how nervous I was going up and she has just been brilliant to deal with and I am really overcoming my dental fears and dental problems because of her. I also met the guy who is going to do my wisdom teeth extractions. His name is Conor and he specialises in Oral Surgery etc. He couldnt have been more helpful and spent 20 mins going through the wisdom teeth situation with me and all my options etc.

The costs of my visits have been my main driver for going up North. I paid £120 sterling (under €130 euro at the time) for my first visit a few weeks ago. This included 20-30 min checkup and consultation, xrays, 2 small fillings. I know from talking to people here that fillings down South cost anywhere between 60 and 160 euro depending on who you were talking to so this was really good value.

My root canal cost £130 sterling (the root canal filling will be about another £100 I think and this will be done on next visit) I talked to a guy in work the other day who said his root canal procedure cost him almost a grand here. I don't know where he got it done but it just gives people a sense of it.

All the prices etc are on their website."

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I've been to O’Farrell and Staunton Smart Dental Care in Newry and had an excellent experience. I got the nitrous oxide gas and it was a great success...

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