Dental Examination & Cleaning

Dental care in Limerick for the whole family

Regular dental examinations are essential for maintaining good oral health. We can detect early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems, allowing for prompt treatment and prevention of more serious issues.

Dental Examinations

Jacqueline & the OB Dental team will thoroughly evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth.

We check for tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues. If you require dental care, we will create a treatment plan that works for you. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal oral health and prevent any issues from developing or progressing.

OB Dental offer a number of dental examination services including:

Kind words from our patients


I spotted Dr. Jacqueline O’Brien advertising on The Clare Echo, booked an appointment which i had within days and I can safely say I will be recommending Jacqueline to my own friends and family in future. She was very kind and patient throughout my appointment and made me feel extremely comfortable. A super dentist and one i see using for many years to come.


Niall O’Connor

I had a dental emergency and my own practice couldn’t fit me in. Jacqueline saw me at very short notice and could not have been nicer or more pleasant to deal with. Would absolutely recommend and will be switching dentists going forward



Amazing practice ! everyone is so nice as you walk in the door ! Explain things very thoroughly I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dentist!


Emily Walsh

Gum Therapy

Complete gum disease treatment

Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that, if left untreated,
can damage the bone that support your teeth.
Whether you’re suffering from the early signs of gingivitis or have severe
damage and deterioration from years of gum disease, our expert team can help. 
Book online now or call us at (061) 413-263 to schedule a consultation.

Emergency Dental

At OB Dental, Jacqueline will accommodate dental emergencies as promptly as possible. Phone 061 413263 or email the clinic for an appointment.

What are Dental Emergencies? 

A dental emergency not only refers to tooth pain but other issues surrounding the tissues in the mouth which may need to be given immediate attention.

Examples of dental emergencies include, but are not limited to: infections, fractured tooth or dental restoration.

Your Emergency Dentist – a phone call away on (061) 413 263

Scaling & Hygiene

Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for preventing oral health problems. At our Limerick city dental clinic, we offer scaling, polishing, and deep cleaning services to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.

During a hygiene appointment, we remove any build-up of plaque and tartar, to help prevent gum disease.

Scaling, Polishing & Deep Cleaning

Scaling involves removing any build-up of plaque / tartar from your teeth and gum line.

Polishing on the other hand helps to remove any surface stains.

Deep cleaning involves a more thorough cleaning to remove bacteria and debris from below the gum line.

The benefits of these procedures include fresher breath, a brighter smile, and reduced risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is generally recommended that patients have a dental exam every six months. In certain instances, an examination may be advised more frequently.

Firstly, the dentist will go through your medical history and ask about any medications that you may be taking. Then we move on to assess the face and neck for any ‘lumps or bumps’ or issues with your jaw joint. We then move inside the mouth to check the skin (mucosa) of your mouth to make sure it is healthy. Next we will assess your teeth and gums. The last part of the examination would be to take any necessary dental x-rays, if required.

Dental cleaning involves the removal of plaque, tartar and surface staining from the teeth.
Be familiar with any medical conditions that you may have and bring a list of medication that you may be taking.
It is best to advise any member of staff and the dentist if you are anxious about attending the dentist. We will work with you to help you complete any necessary dental treatment in a way that is suitable for you. This can be discussed during your dental examination or at any time throughout your treatment.
Maintaining good health at home is essential to maintaining good oral health throughout your lifetime. It is best to brush your teeth in the morning and last thing at night. Use a fluoridated toothpaste. Spit out the toothpaste but do not rinse your mouth afterwards. Floss between your teeth or use interdental cleaning aids daily. Minimise the frequency of sugar consumption from foods and drinks. Minimise the frequency of consumption of acidic foods and drinks also.
It is recommended to have your teeth professionally cleaned every 6months. In certain cases, it may be advised to have your teeth cleaned more frequently. This will be discussed during your appointment with the dentist.
By removing plaque and tartar build up and surface stains, your teeth will appear whiter. However, you may wish to have professional teeth whitening also and this is something that can be discussed with the dentist.