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HSE West has announced the introduction of a new and significant expansion of Dental surgery at Roscommon Hospital.

The new service, which began operation last Wednesday, is specifically geared to meet the needs of patients with intellectual disabilities, and who need general anaesthesia to receive dental treatment.

The service is available to patients from Galway and Roscommon and up to 150 patients will be treated per year.

Principal Dental Surgeon Dr Matt Walshe says many patients with intellectual disabilities have had little or no dental treatment in their lifetime because of the difficulty of accessing general anaesthetic services, and they suffer from dental pain and sepsis as a result.