Clinical and radiographic diagnosis of cavities in teeth as seen in pictures and radiographs

The Center for Special Dentistry in midtown Manhattan focuses on the treatment of complex cases. But we also offer basic NYC General Dentistry services like teeth cleanings and check-ups exams. Our cosmetic dentists provide  white cosmetic fillings, Bondings in NY that are nearly invisible.

Our team includes 16 cosmetic dentists, specialists and lab ceramists in one high-end midtown Manhattan office. In addition an MD-anesthesiologist offers several options for dental sedation. Nitrous oxide laughing gas is also available. As a result we are able to offer quick and comfortable general dentistry. We offer intelligent and honest diagnosis based upon 31+ years of experience. We use the finest materials and top labs.

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    Healthy young people whose parents suffered with dentistry should see us now

    We teach that ideal dentistry starts with prevention. Likewise diagnosis and conservative treatment of seemingly simple problems can help prevent the dreaded domino effect and increasing dental disease. For over 30 years we have seen little problems become bigger problems. Come to us even though you are healthy because that will give you the best chance of remaining so. This is particularly important for seemingly healthy people who have a family history of moderate to severe dental problems.

    Photos on tooth decay seen in x-rays and photos created in our NYC General Dentistry office.

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    Clinical and radiographic diagnosis. A new patient wanted dental treatment for a maxillary premolar tooth #13 that had been left exposed for over a year since root canal treatment was completed at another dental office. The temporary dental filling had fallen out long ago. 1. A dental x-ray radiograph showed root canal treatment that appeared to properly extend to the tooth root apices and a significant angular bony defect on the distal of the premolar leading to the first molar. 2. Buccal photo. 3. Palatal photo. 4. Occlusal photo. Treatment options: Tooth extraction and then dental implant tooth replacement or retreat the root canal because it was left exposed to oral bacteria too long and probably reinfected, then place a cast gold post and core, crown lengthening gum surgery and a dental crown. Based on the amount of dental caries tooth decay that extends below the gum as seen in the photos and the xray I would extract this tooth and place a dental implant.
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    Radiographic decay dental diagnosis. Teeth cavities can be difficult to identify on dental x-rays radiographs. Dark shadows can be seen in the outer whiter tooth enamel. Many dental students are taught x-ray diagnosis using film but more private practices are moving towards digital xray. Schools should better prepare students during these years of transition from film to digital dental xrays. I have personally seen this problem with dental students.
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    Radiographic tooth decay. This digital bitewing x-ray shows dental caries tooth decay as indicated with the arrows. The tooth cavity can be seen in the xray as a dark area within the whiter tooth enamel perimeter. Teeth cavities that are seen in between the teeth in either periapical or bitewing x-rays are called interproximal decay.
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    A dental radiograph that shows tooth decay. This digital periapical x-ray clearly shows dental caries tooth decay as indicated with the arrows. The tooth cavity can be seen in the xray as a dark area within the whiter tooth enamel perimeter. Teeth cavities that are seen in between the teeth in either periapical or bitewing x-rays are called interproximal decay. An x-ray means the same thing as an xray and so the words are used interchangeably here.
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    A digital bitewing x-ray of interproximal dental caries – tooth decay between the teeth. This x-ray clearly shows teeth cavities as indicated with the arrows. The tooth cavity can be seen in the xray as a dark area within the whiter tooth enamel perimeter. A radiograph means x-ray.