i went to four different dentist,because i was unsure of them all (look up boards.ie and the dentist blogs,in the republic of ireland they are rip off merchants and as far as i know from experience they are no different in attitude and manner since the 1970’s)the worst dentist i went to was on noonan eamon t, he ripped me off and my mouth open!!
my son went to him also and he apparently needed 2 fillings,anyway he had a bad experience with him and WE ARE NOT GOING BACK.
most of his clients are medical card holders,but he ripped me off completely in the end i payed out nearly over 1000 euros and one tooth had to be redone as he did not scoop out all the decaying material.If this happens sometimes it can result in an abcess which is exactly what happens to me.
in future my only advice to you would be to book in advance dont let it get too late,at the first sign of tooth sensitivity see a well recommended dentist and save up because there are many great places up north,i would reccommend appletree or anywhere in co.down to be quite honest!