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The Importance of Dental X-Rays

November 6, 2014

Filed under: Dental x-ray,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 1:16 am

The Importance of Dental X-Rays The following case illustrates the importance of dental x-rays.  You cannot always see problems when looking at teeth.  Dental x-rays provide information that can help your dentist correctly identify problems or concerns with your teeth. Our patient above, was in our office for a routine dental cleaning and examination.  She has crowns on the remaining upper front teeth and a precision […]

Our Office’s New Digital Xray Machine!

September 2, 2013

Filed under: Dental x-ray,Our Dental Office - What makes us unique — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 5:45 pm

Introducing Our New Digital Panoramic 2D and 3D X-Ray Unit Our new digital X-ray machine helps us reduce radiation to you, enables us to take x-rays more comfortably (even for patients with gagging problems or large tori!) , helps us diagnose better due to clearer images, and helps the environment by reducing the amount of chemicals we need to use.  And, we can now evaluate […]

Bad Dental Work? Defective Fillings Can Cause Serious Problems!

May 4, 2013

Several defective restorations shown here along with decay! Can you tell if you have a bad filling? The answer to this question is YES – usually you can! Patients should expect their dentist to provide the highest quality dental care. There should not be rough fillings, decay remaining below fillings – sealed in decay, or rough areas that are difficult to clean.  These types of […]

X-rays Showing Decay and ‘Bad’ Fillings

March 12, 2013

Bad Dental Work?  Decay? Defective Fillings Can Cause Serious Problems! Patients should expect their dentist to provide the highest quality dental care.  While patients aren’t expected to be able to read their own x-rays, I feel it may be helpful to show you some problems we sometimes see around defective dental work.  The very bright or white areas on these x-rays are where silver dental […]

Can You Tell If You Have a Cavity or Decay?

February 27, 2013

Can You Tell If You Have a Cavity? Sometimes you can, ususally you can’t!  However, the more aware you are of what is going on in your mouth, the more likely you will be to notice if something changes.  Little things like your dental floss ‘catching’ on a rough area between your teeth or on the edge of a filling or a crown could mean […]