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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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Understanding The Importance Of Dental X-Rays
... X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation just like natural daylight, except that they can easily penetrate soft bodily tissues, such as skin and muscles, without causing any harm if used properly...

Dentistry is Changing to Meet Dental Care's Emerging Challenges
...Telecommunications and the internet are enabling dentists in distant locations to examine patients and even review dental x-rays to guide treatment, providing a new level of care access for patients...

Cone Beam X-Rays can Improve Outcomes in Many Dental Situations
For decades, dental x-rays have helped us accurately diagnose and treat a wide array of dental diseases and conditions...

About Your Dental Implant Procedure
...Furthermore, we will perform X-rays to make sure your jawbone is strong and healthy enough to accept an implant...

High Tech Dentistry: How Do We Use a CAT Scan?
...The Cone Beam refers to a spiral beam of x-rays, which is used to create a series of two dimensional images from which a computer creates a 3-D image...

Braces Orthodontia
... In most cases, a dentist will need to make a plaster cast of the individual's teeth and perform full X-rays of the head and mouth...

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...

What Should I Do for a Cavity?
...Only your dentist can tell for sure whether you have a cavity by performing a thorough examination and taking x-rays...

What to Expect Before, During and After Implant Surgery
...After confirming their proper positioning with x-rays, we can close the gum tissues over it for protection during healing or attach a healing abutment that extends through the gum tissue thereby avoiding a second surgical procedure...

Getting Dental Implants Requires Minor Surgery
...We may then take a few x-rays to ensure the implant is in the right position, followed by closing the gums with sutures...

The Simple Bitewing X-Ray is a Game Changer for Maintaining Dental Health
X-rays are such a routine part of dental care that it's easy to overlook how much this technology has revolutionized detecting and treating tooth decay...

Our Services
... Diagnostic (Exam and Diagnosis) X-rays, Diagnostic Impressions, Comprehensive Oral Exams, Consultation and Treatment Planning, Vitality Tests, Cracked Tooth Test, Gum Disease Diagnosis Preventive (Oral Disease Prevention) Fluoride Treatment, Protective Sealants, Prophylaxis, Teeth Cleaning, Oral Hygiene Maintenance Cosmetic (Esthetic Treatments) Zoom! Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, Porcelain Laminates, Inlays and Onlays, Full Porcelain Crowns, Lumineers, Snap-On-Smile Restorative (Repairing Teeth) Crown and Bridges, Tooth Color Restorations, Implant Restorations, Partial and Full Dentures Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments) Root Canal Treatments, Treatment of Trauma to the Teeth Periodontics (Gum Treatment) Advance Gum Treatment, Dental Implant, Deep Cleaning Pedodontics (Children Dentistry) Nitrous Gas, Tooth Color Fillings, Baby Tooth Crowns (caps), Preventive Braces Orthodontics (Braces) InvisAlign, Preventive Orthodontic Treatment for Children, Traditional Wire Braces Oral Surgery (Mouth Surgery) Tooth Extraction TMJ (Jaw Joint Treatment) Night Guard, Sport Bite Guard, Soft Night Guard Other N2O2 Gas (laughing gas), Oral Sedation Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted
...Yati Yadav will continue to monitor your wisdom teeth through routine checkups every six months and x-rays each year to see how they are developing...

Bitewing X-Rays Safely 'Reveal all' About Back Teeth to Prevent Tooth Decay
Modern dental care wouldn’t be the same without x-rays...

3 Reasons Why Your New Dentist Needs Your Treatment Records
...Your dental records contain x-rays or other diagnostic information about your oral condition, including preparations for any upcoming dental work...

Bitewing X-Rays Provide Early Detection of Tooth Decay in Back Teeth
... During the procedure, a narrow beam of x-rays is directed at the back teeth area...

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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