PearlFection Patient Resources

Online Dental Education Library

The team of dental specialists and staff at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick, MD, 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.

Also, we like to provide interesting and helpful links to other resources we think our patients might value.  Below you will find a short description and a link to external dental related information that the doctors would like our patients to have access to:

  • Article on Probiotics and Oral Health:

    http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-102/issue-10/practice/oral-probiotics.html

  • Article on Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease:  /docs/Perio_heart and periodontal disease-1.pdf

  • This research article should be read by every endurance athlete, like runners, swimmers and bikers. For those of you who engage in endurance sports, proper hygiene is extremely important due to the chemical makeup of your saliva. View Article

  • We have long known that Probiotics are an important part of good oral health. Here is another article supporting that research. Please let me know when it is done. I want to post to Facebook. View Article

  • Executive summary of evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants:  A report of the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. View Article 

  • Article on Sealants use and their effectiveness in preventing cavities in children - Pit and Fissure Sealants in the Prevention of Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents. View Article

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Frederick MD Dentistry Services - Invisalign, Whitening & Root Canals
...We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth...

News & Events - Frederick MD Dentists
...It takes an x-ray of your entire mouth in under 10 seconds and it exposes our patients to a fraction of the x-rays of older models...

Dental Staff
...Together we review X-rays in detail, answering any questions they have...

Dental Office
...  Facilities and Equipment Digital X-rays Digital Panoramic X-rays Invisalign Zoom Whitening Velscope Endodontic Microscope Soft Tissue Laser Surgical Suites Intra Oral Camera Needle free anesthetic injection Mild Sedation and Nitrous sedation On-site Oral Surgeon On-Site Endodontist On site lab Cone beam CT Digital Scanner Dentures in a day

About Orthodontics
... Our orthodontic specialists at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick, MD will evaluate your jaw and tooth alignment by using the latest technology including comprehensive x-rays of your jaws and supporting structures...

Two Phase Treatment
...Records consist of study models of the teeth, x-rays, and photographs...

Orthodontist Dr. Stephen Tigani
...  To prepare for the addition of Dr Tigani, the decision was made to invest in the most modern orthodontic equipment on the market, including a digital panoramic x-ray system and celphalometic x-ray system, life support equipment, sedationdentistry equipment, upgraded hand pieces, and digital x-rays, as well as expand our capabilities by offering both Invisalign and Tigani Clear Braces...

What are Tigani Aligners?
... When you come in for Tigani Orthodontic Aligners (TOA) the first thing we will do is examine your smile and run x-rays to make sure that everything is healthy and that the dental issues you want to treat can be corrected with our transparent aligner system...

Wisdom Teeth Extractions - Pros and Cons
...Find out their approach, what kind of x-rays they’ll take, and their approach to numbing the pain of the removal and if they offer sedation dentistry...

The Importance of Preventive Care
...With proper preventive techniques combined with in-office examinations, cleanings, and diagnostic X-rays, your smile can last and thrive from childhood throughout your entire lifetime...

Sedation Dentistry and the Multi-Specialty Approach to Dental Care
...We will ask you some questions, we will take some x-rays and we will go over your entire mouth, one tooth at time, on a big screen with your x-rays displayed, so you can see what our doctors are talking about...

Let Veneers Renew Your Smile
...At this meeting, the doctor will do a thorough oral examination, take X-rays or any other necessary types of imaging, and make impressions of your teeth and gums as needed...

Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
...They carefully examine teeth, gums, and bone structure through an eyes-on examination, digital X-rays, and special three-dimensional scans...

Heart Disease to Oral health
...During your visit, they may: measure your gums with a tiny ruler to check pocket depth evaluate your gums for signs of inflammation and plaque buildup take X-rays of underlying jaw bone to look for bone loss examine sensitive teeth for receding gums Heart disease symptoms If your doctor suspects heart disease, they will make a diagnosis based on your medical history, the severity and duration of your symptoms, and the results of a physical examination...

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Veneers
...You’ll go through a thorough consultation where we will examine your teeth and gums, and run x-rays to make sure there are no problems that could affect your treatment...

Moving to Urbana Giant Shopping Center
...The insurance covers cleanings, x-rays, exams, fluoride, oral cancer screening as well as gets the insured 10 percent off basic dental care and 10 percent off specialty care...

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...

All on 4 Dentures
...X-rays are taken and CT Scan is done...

All On 4
...X-rays are taken and CT Scan is done...

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants and Implant Supported Dentures
...X-rays are taken and CT Scan is done...

Conventional Braces
...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...

Tooth Extractions
...       • If the wisdom tooth is causing pain, discomfort, or other problems     • If the X-rays show future complications     • If the wisdom teeth are causing damage to other teeth     • If the teeth are causing damage to the jaw (this often occurs when cysts form around the wisdom tooth)     • If they cause sinus-related problems     • If they cause gum irritation and inflammation     • If they are causing infections     • If they are causing cavities     • If the wisdom teeth could impact the alignment of your teeth (this can be particularly disheartening for a teen who has already had braces to correct his or her smile) Wisdom Teeth Removal Process  Before your wisdom teeth are removed, we will administer a local anesthesia to numb the area...

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...

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...

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

Space Maintainers
...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...

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...

Tooth Pain
... 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...

Preventive Dentistry
... X-Rays...

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...

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...

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...

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...