The following are the different types of dental radiographs (x-ray images): A bitewing radiograph show several upper and lower teeth from one side of the mouth on one small image. This helps detect cavities and bone levels. A periapical radiograph shows several teeth and their roots and the jawbone they are in in a
Dental Patient Education
A dental visit is not just about teeth. It is also about your overall health. What goes on in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. What goes on in your body also can have an effect on your mouth. Many diseases and conditions can affect your oral health. For example, people may
Swellings/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth The development of velvety white, red, or speckled (white and red) patches in the mouth Unexplained bleeding in the mouth Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck Persistent
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that all pregnant women receive oral healthcare and counseling during pregnancy. Research has shown evidence that periodontal disease can increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Talk to your doctor or dentist about ways you can prevent periodontal disease during pregnancy. Additionally, mothers with
Take Home Whitening Gels are delivered by the use of customized bleaching trays, Your dentist will create this tray from an alginate impression of your mouth; this is partly why take Home Whitening Gels are so effective. If you would like to speak to a dentist about whitening your teeth please call one of our
When a child begins to participate in activities and organized sports, injuries can occur. A properly fitted mouth guard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect your child’s smile, and should be used during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. Mouth
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged or to take the place of missing teeth. A crown (also referred to as a cap) is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. Dentures take time getting used to and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that’s
Though nobody enjoys the thought of having teeth pulled, occasionally a tooth can crack, break or become so decayed, diseased or crooked that the only solution left is a tooth extraction. At our dental clinics, we consider pulling teeth a last resort, but if it is required, we use the very latest techniques to keep