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Rathoath, Ireland (sedation dentists)

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"I know of a dentist who does IV sedation in Ireland - he is based at Ratoath Dental Centre - where I found out there are actually two dentist that offer this service, amazingly. Dr Conor Irwin and Dr Neil McElvanna. Is there any way you can added them to your website? The address is Ratoath Dental Centre, The Well Road, Ratoath, Ireland 01 8256983. I hope so as they are extremely caring and helpful and at least get into the dental surgery isn't as traumatic."
 
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I have been to Ratoath Dental Centre to be sedated and it was a very pleasant experience. I had to get my teeth fixed for my wedding but was terrified of the dentist. A colleague told me about Ratoath and how they put you to sleep for treatment. They were very kind & professional there and did all my treatment in two visits, both under sedation. It was well worth the €180 it costs. I can't recommend it enough, I've told EVERYONE i know to go there!
 
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victoriajane

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I have been to Ratoath Dental Centre to be sedated and it was a very pleasant experience. I had to get my teeth fixed for my wedding but was terrified of the dentist. A colleague told me about Ratoath and how they put you to sleep for treatment. They were very kind & professional there and did all my treatment in two visits, both under sedation. It was well worth the €180 it costs. I can't recommend it enough, I've told EVERYONE i know to go there!
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Am pleased to hear Mr. Irwin continues to help nervous patients, all I can say is Hampshire loss is your gain, I think if I was ever to come to your Country for a holiday (unlikely due to fianances), I would definetly make it a dental treatment visit as well. Keep up the good work.
If you read this Mr. Irwin, I am the lady who only relaxed and would sleep for ages after treatment finished, although I never remember any of the work you did, but you were and still remain the best dentist I have ever had, and I don't think any-one will ever better you.
 
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Margaret M

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For weeks, I have been trawling through dental fear forums on the internet. I have such a fear of the dentist- I hate the smell, the noises, the needle, everything! I had a couple of bad experiences throughout the years, and it put me off going for life. Well, that is what I thought until my son announced last year; he was engaged to be married. As all mothers will understand, this is a huge moment in a mothers life. I was so proud and full of joy. During the wedding arrangements I had realised I would have to be in these wedding photo's!! If there is one thing I hate as much as the dentist, its photographs. The main reason being- I don't smile. I had dreadful teeth, horrendous black staining on my front teeth and stubs for back teeth. I was so ashamed of them.
It was time for me to see a dentist (as much as I didn't want to!). I'm from Dublin so I started asking friends and family members, had they anybody to recommend. I was also suprised to find how many people my age have a fear of the dentist. I had a few recommendations, but nothing great. I took to the internet- searching websites for people with dental fears. I had found a few dental practices that offered sedation for treatment, these practices had been mentioned in a few forums. I searched each dentist on google to look at the webpages and more importantly price lists! I finally settled with Ratoath Dental Centre, even though it was in Co.Meath. I think anybody with a dental fear will agree, if the dentist is worth travelling to, you will travel many miles- turned out it was only a 20 minute drive! So I booked my appointment.
The night before my appointment I couldn't sleep, I couldn't sit still. My husband had no idea what was wrong with me, and I was embarassed to admit it was due to my appointment the next morning. My husband drove me to Ratoath Dental Centre and I was suprised to see that the building looked normal on a street with other houses- not at all like the old clinics that remind me of a prison. We went into the front door (I was shaking like a leaf!) and we were greeted by the receptionist with a big smile. The waiting room was lovely and the one thing I noticed- it didn't smell like a dentist surgery.
After a few minutes, the nurse called my name and introduced herself. She must have known by my face that I was nervous. She reassured me that they wanted to make this a positive experience and their main goal was to care for me. I felt so silly, I was nearly in tears. The nurse sat down beside me and promised that they would do nothing I was uncomfortable with and that I would be in complete control. She told me to take my time, and if and when I was ready we could go in to see the dentist.
We got into the surgery and I was greeted by the dentist and he assured me this appointment was just a quick look to see what had to be done. He talked me through every step and was finished 2 minutes later. We discussed what needed to be done and how many appointments I would need. We also discussed prices- which were very reasonable. He told me they had brought their prices down, they understand how circumstances are now. The sedation now cost €160. I left quite happy but still not looking forward to the day of the treatment.
When it arrived, my husband came with me again because I needed an escort home after the sedation. All I remember is sitting in the chair and then waking up at home! It was all over and my teeth had been fixed, I could smile again. I just needed one more visit to fit my denture and I was told I won't need sedation either :D
To anyone with a dental fear I would highly recommend Dr.Neil McElvanna of Ratoath Dental Centre. He done everything at my pace and reassured me the whole way through my treatment. If Dr.McElvanna is reading this- I promise I will come back for my 6 month check-up, and thank you so much for helping me smile again.
 
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