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Botox for tooth clenching, grinding, bruxing and ‘square’ jaw reduction at Pearl Dental and Facial Aesthetics Clinic

As the recession continues, and stress levels increase, we as dentists are seeing more and more patients complaining of chronic grinding or clenching of the teeth, often with associated complications such as headaches, cracked or broken teeth, or excessive tooth wear. Additionally, the overuse of the chewing muscles (the Masseters) leads to bulking up of these muscles, often leading to a square facial appearance. Most women consider a square jaw to be rather severe and masculine, and an oval shaped face is generally considered to be more feminine. This is known as masseter hypertrophy or more commonly, square jaw.

Injection of a muscle relaxant into the muscle can be used for facial contouring / sculpting, and by weakening the masseter muscle, can give a softer angle to the jaw.  This is a highly successful, non-surgical way to beautifully contour the lower face to create a slimmer, more feminine jaw, or to manage the detrimental effects of excessive tooth grinding.

Visible effects take place within 2-4 weeks, and full effect is seen in 2-3 months.  The effects of such muscle relaxing treatments usually last for 6-12 months, depending on the individual, and may be longer if 2 treatments are given. The treatment is quick, relatively painless, and has few adverse side effects, and costs in the region of €300- 350.

Call us now on 016790625 for an appointment with Dr Paul Redbond.

Dental Treatment and Facial Aesthetics Prices at Pearl Dental, Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Here at Pearl, we are not shy about displaying our prices, (see list below), or being upfront about the costs of a course of dental or facial aesthetic treatment, and are ALWAYS prepared to give you a breakdown of all costs involved in your treatment plan before you begin. In addition, we often offer special discounts on certain treatments for a period of time, and also reduce costs for multiple treatments in a single visit. In an increasingly cost conscious environment, we aim to be as competitive as possible, whilst still retaining the extremely high standards to which we work, and the high end materials and laboratories that we use to ensure maximum longevity from all of our work. We also offer a guarantee on almost every treatment that we undertake- proof that we aim for the highest standard of dental care achievable. We don’t believe that you can compromise on quality where dental care is concerned, and as such are not prepared to cut corners or standards just to reduce costs.

Call us now on 01 679 0625 for appointments, or email us at

Dental Treatment Price List (effective 1st January 2011)

Fees must be paid at each visit. If this will present a problem, please discuss with the Dentist or Assistant before treatment begins.



€ 80.00 – € 100.00 Examination, Scale and Polish
€ 70.00* Hygienist Session (30 mins)
€ 10.00 X- Rays ( per film )
€ 90.00 – € 125.00Extraction ( complex extraction extra )
€ 90.00 – € 160.00 Amalgam (silver) fillings
€ 90.00 – € 170.00 Anterior composite ( white ) fillings
€ 110.00 – € 230.00 Posterior composite ( white ) fillings

Tooth Bleaching /Whitening

€ 150.00 (Full mouth night tray bleaching)
€ 179.00* ( 1 hour Zoom bleaching inc. home kit )

Root canal treatment

€ 350.00 – € 550.00( 1 root canal )
€ 450.00 – € 650.00 ( 2 root canals )
€ 500.00 – € 850.00 ( 3 or more canals )

These fees do not include restoration of the tooth after root treatment.
We generally advise crowning a back tooth after root canal treatment.

€ 350.00 – € 650.00 Veneers
€ 500.00 – € 975.00 Crowns
From € 1100.00 Maryland Bridge

Other bridges as per quotation after full assessment

€ 450.00 – € 600.00 Dentures – partial upper or lower acrylic
€ 950.00 – € 1200.00 partial upper or lower chrome
€ 550.00 – € 700.00 full upper or lower
€ 975.00 – € 1100.00 full upper and lower
€ 100.00 Sportsguard
From € 250.00 Facial aesthetics (Line and Wrinkle injections)
From € 250.00 Dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal, Radiesse)

GP/ Medical/ Treatment Suite to rent, Dublin 2

As part of our ongoin quest to increase our services for our clients, we here at Pearl Treatment Centre, Nassau St, Dublin 2, now have a suite of rooms available to rent. This comprises 2 treatment rooms, waiting area, shower cubicle, possible reception space, and use of our receptionist services if required.

This would be an ideal opportunity for establishing a high profile city centre medical practice alongside our dental practice, and with access to our current client base, gives an opportunity for rapid development and promotion of any new venture.

The rooms would also suit a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Chropodist or other  practitioner, and can be rented individually if required.

With high ceilings, recent renovation, and simple decor, and with hot/cold water supplies to both treatment rooms, this is a ready to go opportunity.

Rent will be from €1500 per month for the entire suite, and covers rates, water, electricity etc, with rates negotiable for single room rental or part time use. Reception services can be included for an additional fee.

For more details, call Paul on 083 345 3004, or email:

Dental Implants from €1500 at Pearl Dental and Beauty, Dublin 2

Dental implants at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2 are more affordable than ever, with fees from €1500 for multiple units. And these are Ankylos implants, one of the leading implant manufacturers in Europe, not mini-implants or obscure cheaper implant types. The fee for a standard dental implant at Pearl Dental includes everything- assessment, surgery stage, restoration and review visits. There are no hidden fees to surprise or disappoint, and we pride ourselves on our committment to service and customer satisfaction. Please note that a definite quote can only be provided after assessment, as there are many factors that influence the treatment plan, and therefore the cost, of dental implants.

A dental implant is generally the most complete and effective method of replacing a missing tooth, and is a remarkably civilised procedure, generally requiring no time away from work, (except the treatment appointments), usually involves little or no pain, and is now an incredibly reliable procedure in the hands of a competent and experienced dentist who is prepared to take the necessary time and care to ensure success. Dental implants are not a procedure to be undertaken during a weeks holiday to foreign climes, as the planning, consent and undertaking of such procedures requires more than a cursory visit, and dental implants that go wrong often require immediate intervention, which can be much more difficult to access if the dentist is 3 hours away on a plane!

Many successful and competent dentists carry out dental implant procedures in other countries, but if they tell you that you only need a weeks visit, move on to the more conscientious dentist who accepts the fact that implants need careful planning, careful explanation and consent, and a high level of technical skill to be successful. Wherever you decide that your implants will be carried out, ensure that the dentist is expecting at least 5 or 6 visits from initial assessment to final restoration, and ensure that they give a warranty of at least 5 years on all the work, with no further cost to be incurred by you if anything goes wrong. 

Here at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2, we guarantee all of our dental implants, fixtures and crowns for a minimum of 5 years (subject to certain criteria), and don’t expect you to pay for anything should there be a failure in that timeframe.

Finally, be aware that dental implants require excellent maintenance regimes, both by you, and your dentist. Here at Pearl Dental, we advise all of our dental implant patients to see our hygienist, Joann, on a regular basis to ensure that the implant is maintained impeccably, along with the rest of the teeth, and to ensure that the patient’s oral hygiene is optimised to maximise gum health.

If you require further information on dental implants, contact us at 01 679 0625, or via e-mail at

More information on services at Pearl Dental, Dublin 2, can be found by clicking here, or by visiting our main site at

Facial Aesthetics at Pearl Dental and Beauty, Dublin 2, and also Newbridge, Co. Kildare

As many of you are aware, here at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, we aim to please, and are committed to bringing you as complete a service as possible under one roof, making it possible for you to arrange just one visit to source all your dental, beauty, skincare and product needs. In addition to this, we also offer a facial aesthetic service, allowing you to say goodbye to those lines and wrinkles with the minimum of fuss.

Following a consultation with our Facial Aesthetician, and Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Paul Redbond, your concerns and requirements can be assessed, and appropriate options discussed and prescribed as required. As injectable line and wrinkle treatments are a prescription only product, it can only be prescribed and administered by a suitably trained and qualified professional, and for optimum results, appropriate dosage and use is imperative. In some cases, injectable treatments are not an appropriate treatment option, and in these circumstances, we will advise of other possible treatment options that may address your concerns and requirements.

You have all heard of some of the procedures and products used for the management of lines and wrinkles, which include muscle relaxing injections, Collagen based fillers and more. We can provide any of these where appropriate, and can advise as to the best treatment option for your specific case.

In simple terms, the treatment options are grouped into 2 categories- Dermal Fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Softline and Teosyal, and Muscle Relaxants, or ‘muscle freezing injections’.

The Dermal fillers are exactly that, and are usually based on Hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in almost all animals. The product is injected into the skin, just underneath the region of the line/ wrinkle, and immediately ‘fills’ the area to lift the line and reduce it. The muscles in the area are still fully functional after filler treatments. The treatment can sometimes be undertaken with topical anaesthesia only, but for more complex cases, dental anaesthetic injections are used to numb the area before treatment commences.

Generally these products are used for the lower part of the face around the nose and mouth, but other areas can also benefit from this type of treatment. Most dermal filler treatments would last between 6- 18 months, and can be repeated as required.

The Dermal filler treatments can also be used for enhancement and recontouring of the lips, and reshaping of the nose and other facial areas, and because the products are naturally broken down in the body over time, you cannot be left misshapen or disfigured as a result of this treatment.

Muscle relaxing or freezing injections act directly on the muscles responsible for most lines in the upper section of the face (forehead, between and around the eyes), and block the nerve endings which cause the muscle to contract.  The active product is a toxin, but in the doses required for aesthetic treatments, is considered completely safe, and much larger doses are used for medical procedures than we would ever be using.

The treatment is not instant, but takes effect over a period of approximately 2 weeks, after which it will generally last between 3- 6 months before a top-up is required. Usually, no anaesthesia is required for the administration of muscle relaxing injections.

For more information, you can contact us at 01 679 0625 in Dublin, or in Newbridge 045 431 676, or via email at

Special offer on Professional Portrait Photographs via Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2.

As part of our committment to creating the perfect smile via a combination of our cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics services and beauty salon, we are now delighted to announce a new partnership with D Studios, Dublin 2.

We currently have a limited number of complimentary vouchers available entitling the bearer to a free professional portrait shoot, including one framed print, with D Studios.

Be it a chance to record your new smile for self admiration, or simply a chance to indulge yourself in a little pampering, this offer is too good to miss.

To be in with a chance of receiving one of these limited vouchers, simply book an appointment with our beautician for a Jane Iredale makeover, or a Microdermabrasion session for rejuvenated skin, and you will be entered into a random draw for a limited number of the vouchers at the end of April.

Also, remember that all the beauty treatments and massage at Pearl are currently at 50% off, so book now to make the most of this fabulous offer.

More information on Pearl Beauty and Dental services can be found at, and for information on D Studios and their services, go to

Pearl Dental Services available in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Those of you who have read through the dental postings on this site will be aware that Pearl Dental Practice, Dublin 2 offers a comprehensive range of dental procedures to a a very demanding standard. What you may be less aware of is the fact that Paul Redbond, the Principal dentist behind the Pearl venture, also practices in a surgery in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, and is able to offer the same dental procedures and standards here as in the main practice in Dublin.

Be it veneers, bleaching, dental implants, aesthetic white fillings, crowns, root canal treatment, smile design or more, the full Pearl service can be found on Charlotte Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Facial aesthetics treatments are now also available, so say goodbye to those lines and wrinkles with a course of dermal fillers, or muscle relaxing injections to smooth the forehead.

For appointments, call 045 431 676, or use the e-mail contact form on the main Pearl site- Please note that Paul is only available in Newbridge on Wednesday and Thursday each week, and to ensure that you see the correct dentist, you will need to request that your appointment be specifically with Paul Redbond himself, as many of the advanced procedures are not available from the other dentists in the practice, who are not associated with Pearl.

For photos of some of the procedures available, view other posts on this site, particularly the before and after section, and for more information, contact either of the practices, or see the main site for prices and a full list of pr0cedures.

Root Canal Treatment at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Root canal treatment has long inspired fear and dread in all who hear the words, but here at Pearl Dental, Dubin 2, we don’t believe it should be that way. Prices for RCT start from €450 for simple, routine, single rooted teeth, and reach around €850 for the most complex multi-rooted back teeth. These fees are tax deductable at 20%, and can also be reduced if you are qualified under your PRSI contributions.

All of our dentists are trained in the latest techniques:

  • for anaesthesia before root canal treatment
  • for effective isolation of the tooth during root canal treatment, to ensure optimum sterilisation of the root canals
  • for efficient and rapid cleaning of the root canals 
  • in effective methods of sealing the canals afterwards.

The procedure is quite time consuming, as effective sterilising of root canals takes patience, care and advanced techniques, but the procedure should be ENTIRELY painless, should only need to be undertaken once, assuming that optimum techniques are used, and enables an otherwise doomed tooth to be saved for the longterm.

Root canal treatment is not cheap, due to the time and materials used to undertake the procedure effectively, and if you do require a root canal treatment, use this checklist to see if your dentist is anywhere near up to speed. Remember, a failed root treatment can often lead to loss of the tooth, so you want to ensure that the chances of success are maximised, as follows:

  1. Rubber dam This is essential in ensuring a sterile environment, and eliminating any leakage of chemicals into the mouth during the procedure.
  2. Magnification. Almost every specialist in root canal therapy will insist that root canal treatment can never be undertaken effectively without magnification to enable maximum visualisation of the root canal system. This is imperative in ensuring that every canal is located and cleaned effectively. We regularly find ourselves undertaking retreatment of a tooth that has previously been root treated elsewhere due to the fact that a canal had been missed. Re treatment is expensive, and you don’t want the job done twice!
  3. Nickel Titanium Files. All of the most recent developments in RCT revolve around the use of these types of specialist files, which make for faster and more accurate cleaning of the canals.
  4. Thermal Filling Materials. It is generally accepted that thermally packed fillers are the most effective method of sealing root canals.
  5. Tooth Seal after RCT. For almost all back teeth, it is recommended that a crown be placed after RCT to strengthen and protect the tooth, which can become brittle after RCT. Your dentist should advise you of this before the procedure begins, as the crown may be more expensive than the RCT, and you should be aware of all the costs before you begin.

The basic procedure for RCT can be found below, and for more information, see our main site, call us on 01 679 0625, or e-mail us at


Zoom Tooth Bleaching/ Tooth Whitening special offer at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Whiter teeth for less at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2, with our Special offer of Zoom Whitening for just €179, available now. Includes take home trays for a perfect finish, and easy whitening top-ups. Zoom bleaching is the most popular tooth whitening technique used in many makeover TV shows, and is favoured by many of the leading cosmetic and celebrity dentists worldwide.

We have a variety of tooth whitening techniques available, and the treatments are available in our dental clinics in Nassau Street, Dublin 2, 01 679 0625, and on Charlotte Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, 045 431 676.

Take home bleaching as a standalone treatment is also available for the reduced price of €150.

All whitening procedures are carried out by our dental professionals, ensuring that we achieve optimum results for every patient. Advice also available on other dental cosmetic procedures, white fillings, and more.

For more information, call 01 679 0625, or see our main website

Emergency Dentist care at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon, Dublin 2

Emergency dentist care at Pearl Dental

We here at Pearl Dental Practice and Beauty Salon on Nassau Street, Dublin 2, take our responsibilities in relation to emergency dental care very seriously. We always try to offer sameday appointments for dental emergencies, be they patients of our practice, another practice or casual patients with no regular dentist. Out of normal working hours, we have an emergency number to allow dental emergency patients to access advice on how to deal with the situation. All of our dentists are trained to deal with any dental emergency that may present itself, and generally we have 2 or 3 dentists available at any one time if second opinions are required for complex cases. As we are able to offer a comprehensive range of dental solutions, we can offer advice on how best to proceed in the longterm with any problem tooth that requires treatment. We can also provide immediate quotes on the full cost of any treatment plan recommended, such that any patients can make appropriate decisions as to which option is most appropriate to them before any treatment is undertaken.

For emergency, or routine appointments, call us on 01 679 0625, or check our website for more information on our services.

Emergency Dentist care at Pearl Dental