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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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Taking Precautions Before, During and After Implants Will Help Ensure Success
...We thoroughly examine your teeth and jaws, using x-rays or CT scanning to map out the exact location of nerves, sinus cavities and other anatomical structures...

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...

X-Ray Radiation Exposure is Much Less than Daily Environmental Radiation
X-rays are an important diagnostic tool in dentistry because of their ability to penetrate and pass through body tissues...

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...

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...

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Rejuvenate Your Smile
...Your consultation will also include a complete oral examination and X-rays...

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...

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

Preventive Dentistry
... X-Rays...

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

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...

FAQs About Dental Implants
... 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...

Immediate Implants
...The first step is taking x-rays to determine the quality (volume and density) of the bone that surrounds your failing teeth...

Computer-Guided Implant Surgery
...The name comes from the cone-shaped beam of x-rays the CBCT machine projects as it rotates around a person's head, taking multiple images that are compiled into a 3-D picture by a computer...

Implant-Supported Fixed Bridgework
... What to Expect Three-dimensional (3-D) x-rays of your jaw may be taken to pinpoint the location of anatomical structures such as bone, sinuses and nerves...

Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures
... What to Expect Three-dimensional (3-D) x-rays of your jaw may be taken to pinpoint the location of anatomical structures such as bone, sinuses and nerves...

Oral Diagnosis & 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...

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...

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...

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