Brian Hickey Dental Surgery

A Long established dental practice committed to quality dentistry at affordable prices.


Contact us on: 021 4315944 | 021 4315945

Dental Examinations

A complete oral examination is carried out to assess your teeth and soft tissues to diagnose any dental disease such as tooth decay (caries) or gum disease. Regular examinations are encouraged every 6 to 12 months with an emphasis on prevention of dental disease rather than treatment. The examination is available free of charge once a year to patients who hold full Medical Cards and those who qualify for PRSI Benefit. This is also a good opportunity for your dentist to screen for oral cancer and other conditions, as early detection is crucial, and to discuss oral hygiene and diet where relevant.


Filings are used to treat cavities due to tooth decay and also to reform damaged or chipped teeth. Fillings can also be used in the treatment of sensitivity in certain circumstances. Amalgam (silver coloured) fillings are available for posterior teeth, while composite (white) fillings can be used in both anterior and posterior teeth, under specific conditions, to give a natural looking, tooth-coloured restoration..

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic or Root canal treatment (RCT) involves the removal of the pulp or nerve tissue from a tooth. The roots are cleaned and shaped to eliminate any underlying infection. The tip of the root is sealed with a cement and then the he roots of the tooth are then filled with a rubber-based filling material to seal the root canal system from the external environment. RCT becomes necessary where the pulp is irreparably damaged and aims to relieve or prevent symptoms. Examples of such cases are tooth fracture due to trauma or very deep cavities.

Periodontal Treatment

This is the treatment of gum disease which can be broken down into two classifications: gingivitis - which involves the soft tissues and responds to improved oral hygiene and scaling, and periodontal disease - where the gum disease has progressed to involve the supporting bone which can lead to tooth mobility and ultimately, tooth loss. A simple scale and polish very often will cure gingivitis but periodontal disease requires deeper cleaning of the tooth,most usually requiring local anaesthetic and performed over a number of visits

Crown and Bridge

Crowns are laboratory-made restorations used in situations where tooth destruction due to trauma or decay is so severe that a filling is no longer possible. They can also be used to improve the appearance of anterior teeth in which case they will be matched as closely as possible to your own teeth in colour and characteristics. They are made from very strong ceramic materials to ensure optimum appearance and are frequently bonded to metal for extra strength. Bridges are also fabricated in the laboratory and are used to replace missing teeth. They are desirable as they are fixed in position but do involve the preparation of the adjacent teeth for support.


Implants are titanium based supports that are placed in the jaw where there are missing teeth. Crowns, Bridges and Dentures can the be fitted over the implant.


Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and are removable from the mouth which is useful for cleaning purposes. Full dentures are fitted to the gums when there are no teeth present. Partial dentures can be fitted to restore spaces when there are still some teeth remaining. They can be made from acrylic, which rely mainly on gum support, or cobalt chromium(metal dentures), which also uses the remaining teeth for support.

Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is available in the form of home whitening, which is the gentlest form of this treatment on your teeth and is highly effective. The teeth are cleaned and impressions taken to fabricate custom-made trays. Whitening gel is placed in the trays and applied after cleaning your teeth, and left in place overnight. You may attend for review appointments during the course of your treatment to monitor your progress and to assess the final shade. These trays may then be re-used after the initial whitening treatment to top up the shade of your teeth at a later date if desired.

The Child Patient

It is advisable to bring children to visit the dentist from a young age to get them accustomed to the surroundings of the dental surgery.It is very important to make sure your childs first visit to the dentist is as pleasant as possible. It is also important so parents have an opportunity to discuss matters which may concern them with children, such as diet and oral hygiene. Prevention in children is very important and fissure sealants play an important role in the prevention of dental decay in children's permanent teeth once they erupt in the mouth but fillings may be placed in primary (baby) and adult teeth if tooth decay develops.

"I was very nervous going to the clinic but the staff and Brian really put me at ease. They were willing to work around my schedule so that I didn't need to take time off work. The staff were very professional and friendly."


"Was seen to, examined, and had 3 fillings removed and replaced within an hour. Excellent dentist!"


"Very pleased with the result. Possibly best price for a clean I've seen in Cork."


Opening Hours

Monday: 8.30 - 6.30
Tuesday: 8.30 - 6.30
Wednesday: 8.30 - 5.30
Thursday: 8.30 - 6.30
Friday: 8.30 - 5.30