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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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... Facilities and Equipment Digital X-rays Invisalign Laser Dentistry Dental Implants Dental Sedation Zoom Whitening Porcelain Veneers Intraoral Cameras

Dental Services
...We will also complete a number of radiographs (x-rays) to allow for a comprehensive diagnosis...

Paperless Charting
...This means all x-rays and charting are made and recorded with the aid of the computer...

X-Rays/Digital X-Rays
X-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles passed through bone which produce an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed...

50 Cent Tweets His Dental Exam
...X-rays or other diagnostic tests are performed when necessary...

Who's Afraid of Dental Implant Surgery?
... Before placing the implant, a lot of planning goes on — typically involving X-rays (radiographs), and sometimes CT scans...

Extracting Wisdom Teeth Now May Prevent Dental Problems Later
...There will be, however, signs found during examination (particularly x-rays or CT scan) that future problems are in the making...

Finding and Treating a Cracked Tooth Early is Key to its Survival
...These can be very difficult to detect even with x-rays, and usually calls for specialized detection methods such as probing with a sharp instrument (an explorer) or fiber-optic lighting with dye staining to highlight enamel abnormalities...

Word Quiz on Oral Hygiene
... Choose the correct meaning for: Oral Hygiene Clean language The practice of keeping your teeth and gums clean A shade of lipstick A type of dental surgery Biofilm A movie about a person’s life, such as “Ray Charles” A new kind of cling wrap An accumulation of bacteria that forms a whitish, sticky film A tooth whitener Dental plaque A type of instrument used to clean teeth Bacteria that accumulate on teeth and gums An award given at the Dental Oscar ceremony Your dentist’s framed diploma Inflammation The body’s response to harmful bacteria A condition in which your gums become red and swollen and bleed easily A cause of gingivitis All of the above Periodontal disease Any disease caused by bacteria Tooth decay Whitish sores on the lips Gum disease caused by dental plaque Disclosants Simple dyes that can stain plaque and make it visible Television reality shows Dental x-rays A section of your annual tax report Gingivitis Any infection in the oral area Tooth decay Inflammation of the gums that can lead to periodontal disease All of the above Dental caries Gum disease A task carried out during your teeth cleaning A technique of orthodontia Tooth decay Fluoride A mineral that has been found to prevent tooth decay The location of a famous dental school A gasoline additive A type of house paint Inter-dental Area Referring to the area between your teeth The area regular proper flossing will keep clean Area that wood points and specially designed brushes can be used to clean All of the above Answers: 1...

FAQs: Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After Gum Disease Treatment
...You’ll also receive a thorough clinical examination (including oral cancer screening), a review of your medical history, and x-rays or other diagnostic tests if needed...

Dr. Travis Stork: Don't Ignore Bleeding Gums
...In combination with a regular oral exam (and possibly x-rays or other diagnostic tests), a simple (and painless) instrument called a periodontal probe can be used to determine how far any periodontal disease may have progressed...

Implant Surgery: A Safe and Routine Procedure
... Our first step is to examine the target site with x-rays (often CT scanning) to pinpoint the best location for placement...

Gum Infection Around Tooth Roots Calls for Immediate Action
... This usually occurs in stages (or classes) we can detect through manual probing and/or with x-rays...

3D Imaging
...We have been able to locate issue that were not previously viewable on routine digital radiographs and certainly wouldn't have been seen on the old film x-rays...

Increase Bone Mass for Dental Implants through Grafting
...While x-rays play a crucial role, a CT scan in particular provides a three-dimensional view of the jaw and more detail on any bone loss...

Catch Root Resorption Early for Best Chances of Saving Your Tooth
...Because it's usually painless and easily overlooked, resorption is often too difficult to detect in its early stages without x-rays—a good reason for regular dental exams...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
... Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed; after a complete examination, including x-rays and/or other diagnostic imaging, a recommendation will be made based on each individual’s situation...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...X-rays are hazardous...

Success with Dental Implants Depends on Attention to Detail
...Besides regular x-rays, we may also perform CT scans to create a three-dimensional view of your jaw...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...After your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, another set of X-rays and/or bite impressions may be taken to check how well your braces worked and to see how much your wisdom teeth have developed...

Thumb & Finger Appliances
... Getting and Using a Habit Appliance If your child could benefit from a habit appliance, the first step is to get a thorough examination, which may include taking x-rays, photographs and dental impressions...

Fillings
...The first step is a clinical exam of the tooth with x-rays, to determine the extent of the decay...

Space Maintainers
...A child will wear a space maintainer until x-rays reveal that the tooth underneath is ready to erupt naturally...

Periodontal (Gum) Disease
...And the health of your tooth-supporting bone can be assessed by taking dental radiographs (x-rays pictures)...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...If needed, additional tests or diagnostic imaging (X-rays or other methods) may be used to aid in diagnosis...

Wisdom Teeth
...After a thorough examination and diagnostic tests such as x-rays or a CT scan, you may be told that you should have your wisdom teeth extracted...

Tooth Pain
... The only sure way to know what's causing tooth pain is to see a dentist, who will ask detailed questions about what you're feeling and perform diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, to try and identify the exact source of the pain...

Traumatic Dental Injuries
...A careful examination of the mouth (plus x-rays if needed) should reveal the extent of the damage, and indicate what restorative treatments are likely to be required...

Preventive Dentistry
... X-Rays...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
In the early 20th Century, not long after X-rays were discovered, medical professionals recognized their value as diagnostic tools: They could clearly reveal structures hidden inside the body without the need for risky surgery...

Digital X-Rays
...There is no question that since x-rays first became available a century ago, this diagnostic tool has prevented untold suffering and saved countless teeth...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...As a result, tooth decay can be difficult to find, even with the use of traditional x-rays...

Dental Implants FAQs
... There's a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws...

Cracked Teeth
...While the tiniest craze lines don't show up on X-rays, they can often be detected by feel (using a small instrument called an explorer), by having you close down on a “bite stick,” or by using special dye stains or high-magnification instruments...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After a period of time, you may experience pain in the affected tooth again — or, even if you have no symptoms, x-rays may reveal that infection is still present near the tooth's roots...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... Before an apicoectomy procedure, diagnostic images (such as X-rays) of the affected tooth and surrounding bone, a careful review of your medical history including medications you take (both prescription and non-prescription), and other factors are reviewed...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...When these symptoms occur, radiographs (x-rays) are often necessary to confirm that the pulp is diseased, or dying...

Whitening Traumatized Teeth
...This is readily revealed by radiographs (x-rays) or other tests...

Oral Surgery
... What to expect Before your oral surgery is performed, x-rays will often be taken to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning...

Technology
... Digital X-Rays...

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