Periodontist - Cedar Rapids
1909 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-294-4800

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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New Patients
... If your referring dentist has provided you with x-rays and referral forms, please bring those to your appointment...

Are Dental X-rays Really Safe?
Yes, dental x-rays are a safe and vital tool we use for measuring and monitoring your oral health...

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...

FAQs: Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After Gum Disease Treatment
...You’ll also receive a thorough clinical examination (including oral cancer screening), a review of your medical history, and x-rays or other diagnostic tests if needed...

Increase Bone Mass for Dental Implants through Grafting
...While x-rays play a crucial role, a CT scan in particular provides a three-dimensional view of the jaw and more detail on any bone loss...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
... Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed; after a complete examination, including x-rays and/or other diagnostic imaging, a recommendation will be made based on each individual’s situation...

Gum Infection Around Tooth Roots Calls for Immediate Action
... This usually occurs in stages (or classes) we can detect through manual probing and/or with x-rays...

Catch Root Resorption Early for Best Chances of Saving Your Tooth
...Because it's usually painless and easily overlooked, resorption is often too difficult to detect in its early stages without x-rays—a good reason for regular dental exams...

Uncovering Early Gum Disease Through Periodontal Probing
...But probing, along with other diagnostic methods like x-rays, could point to deeper infection below the gum line that require more extensive methods, including surgery, sometimes to access and remove the disease...

Glossary
... Bitewings - X-rays that help a dentist diagnose cavities...

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...

Periodontal Exams
...Dental x-rays can determine if the inflammation has spread to the supporting structures on the teeth so treatment can be started to correct the problem...