Advanced Dental Services & Technologies
Dental technology has progressed tremendously over the past few decades, and our practice has the facility to prove it. Using the latest tools, we’re able to diagnose quicker, treat better, and make your appointments even more comfortable. Dr. Bal and our team continually update our office and train ourselves to use the most advanced technology, and in the end, it’s all to serve our patients and make it easier for them to take care of their teeth.
If you’ve ever experienced a stiff, painful jaw or chronic headaches, it could be because of strained or injured TMJs, or temporomandibular joints. These are the small hinges on your jaw that allow it to move fluidly whenever you speak, eat, laugh, or yawn. When the alignment of these joints and the teeth don’t line up, it can create a great deal of pain all throughout the body, and our team is able to diagnose and treat these kinds of issues right in our Scarborough office.
If you’re the kind of person who is slightly nervous about going to the dentist or even completely terrified, sedation dentistry can drastically improve your dental experience. With it, we can protect you from any discomfort you may feel during a dental procedure as well as reduce your stress associated with dental care.
This small, camera-tipped wand enables our team to create high-resolution images of your teeth and gums that can be displayed on a large chairside monitor. With them, our team is better able to catch dental issues, and they’ll also allow you to finally see your smile from your dentist’s point of view. Using this knowledge, you’ll gain a much deeper understanding of your dental health that will help you make more well-informed care decisions in the future.
X-rays have been an essential part of dentistry for a long time, which is why our practice has invested in the most advanced form of them. With digital x-rays, we can create images much faster than with traditional, film-based x-rays, we don’t need darkroom chemicals to do so, and they even emit up to 90% LESS radiation than regular x-rays. Also, because the images are completely digital, they can be stored and sent infinitely in an instant.
Laser-Assisted Cavity Detection
With laser-assisted cavity detection, our team is able to spot even the slightest signs of tooth decay that would normally be missed by the naked eye. This will help us discover enamel thinning well before it can develop into a cavity and allow us to utilize preventive treatments to help you avoid a multitude of dental problems. Altogether, it enables us to better preserve your teeth over time as well as save you countless avoidable hours in the dental chair.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or are sick of your CPAP machine, we can offer a simple, effective treatment that’s custom-made for you: oral appliance therapy. This small mouthpiece will slightly adjust your jaw to help you breathe normally during the night, alleviating your symptoms so you can wake up in the morning feeling fresh and energized.