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.
- Educational Videos
- Cosmetic & General Dentistry
- Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
- Crowns & Bridgework
- Gummy Smiles
- Inlays & Onlays
- Mouthguards for Adults
- Mouthguards for Children
- Nitrous Oxide
- Porcelain Veneers
- Removable Dentures
- Smile Makeover
- Snoring & Sleep Apnea
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
- Tooth Decay Prevention
- Tooth Wear
- Emergency Care
- Implant Dentistry
- Oral Health
- Aging & Dental Health
- Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments
- Bad Breath
- Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums
- Diabetes & Oral Health
- Dry Mouth
- Eating Disorders & Oral Health
- Geographic Tongue
- Missing Teeth
- Nutrition & Oral Health
- Oral Cancer
- Oral Piercings
- Osteoporosis & Oral Health
- Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health
- Preventive Dentistry
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
- Stress & Oral Habits
- Oral Hygiene
- Oral Surgery
- Adolescent Orthodontic Care
- Adult Orthodontic Treatment
- Brushing & Flossing with Braces
- Early Orthodontic Treatment
- Invisalign for Adults
- Invisalign for Teens
- Post-Orthodontic Care
- Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
- Thumb & Finger Appliances
- Types of Braces
- Orthodontic Emergencies
- Orthodontic FAQs
- Orthodontic Headgear
- Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
- Your First Orthodontic Appointment
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Periodontal Therapy
- Restorative Dentistry
... Educational Videos Cosmetic & General Dentistry Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Crowns & Bridgework Fillings Gummy Smiles Inlays & Onlays Mouthguards for Adults Mouthguards for Children Nitrous Oxide Porcelain Veneers Removable Dentures Smile Makeover Snoring & Sleep Apnea Teeth Whitening TMD Tooth-Colored Fillings Tooth Contouring & Reshaping Tooth Decay Prevention Tooth Wear Emergency Care Gum Injuries Orthodontic Emergencies Tooth Pain Traumatic Dental Injuries Endodontics Combined Root Canal & Gum Problems Cracked Teeth Root Canal Retreatment Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy) Root Canal Treatment Root Canal Treatment FAQs Root Canal Treatment for Children Tooth Sensitivity Whitening Traumatized Teeth Implant Dentistry Bone Grafting Dental Implants FAQs Fixed Dentures Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Oral Health Aging & Dental Health Antibiotic Premedicationfor Dental Treatments Bad Breath Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums Diabetes & Oral Health Dry Mouth Eating Disorders & Oral Health Fluoride Geographic Tongue Missing Teeth Nutrition & Oral Health Oral Cancer Oral Piercings Osteoporosis & Oral Health Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health Preventive Dentistry Professional Teeth Cleanings Stress & Oral Habits Oral Hygiene How To Brush How To Floss Interdental Cleaning Devices Mouthrinses Oral Hygiene for Kids Tips to Prevent Cavities Toothpaste Oral Surgery Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures Bone Grafting Cleft Lip & Palate Repair Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery Extractions Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Headaches & Migraines Oral Cancer Screening Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies Sedation Dentistry Sinus Surgery Wisdom Teeth Orthodontics Adolescent Orthodontic Care Adult Orthodontic Treatment Brushing & Flossing with Braces Early Orthodontic Treatment Invisalign for Adults Invisalign for Teens Post-Orthodontic Care Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS) Thumb & Finger Appliances Types of Braces Orthodontic Emergencies Orthodontic FAQs Orthodontic Headgear Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene Your First Orthodontic Appointment Pediatric Dentistry Age One Dental Visit Fluoride & Your Child Nitrous Oxide for Children Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth Sealants Sleep Apnea & Behavior Problems in Children Space Maintainers Teething Thumb Sucking Periodontal Therapy Cosmetic Gum Surgery Gum Grafting Loose Teeth & Bite Problems Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Oral Systemic Connection Periodontal (Gum) Disease Periodontal Flap Surgery Professional Teeth Cleanings Ultrasonic Cleanings Restorative Dentistry Technology Air Abrasion Anesthesia Wand Cone Beam CT Imaging Digital Dental Impressions Digital X-Rays Intra-Oral Camera Laser Decay Diagnosis Laser Dentistry Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
... Facilities and Equipment Digital X-rays Invisalign
...These are often cavities that x-rays do not find...
The Importance Of Preventive Dentistry
How preventive dental services from your Sparkill dentist can protect your smile If you’ve thought about postponing your regular dental visits, don’t! Regular preventive dental examinations and x-rays are the only way to ensure your mouth and teeth are healthy...
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
...He will take x-rays and do tests on your tooth to see if it is compromised and could benefit from root canal therapy...
...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...
...The first step is a clinical exam of the tooth with x-rays, to determine the extent of the decay...
...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...
...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...
... 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...
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...
...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...
...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...
... What to expect Before your oral surgery is performed, x-rays will often be taken to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning...
... Digital X-Rays...