When Dr. Kar started Advanced Dental Care of Allen, he knew that in order to provide truly world-class dentistry, he needed to have the most advanced technology available today. Using the modern instruments and services listed below, he’s able to find, diagnose, and treat an even wider array of issues in record time while also keeping our patients more comfortable. If you’re ready to experience the very best that modern-day dentistry has to offer, give us a call today.
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person frequently stops breathing for short periods of time while they sleep, and it affects upwards of over 20 million Americans every night. This can leave a person chronically exhausted and even endanger their long-term health – but Dr. Kar can help apnea patients rest easy with a simple oral appliance. His oral appliances are custom-designed to fit comfortably in the mouth and keep the airway open throughout the night, enabling a patient to get the treatment they need without a bulky CPAP or invasive surgery.
The TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is a very important part of the body that has quite a long name. It actually refers to the small joints in your jaw that connects it to your skull, giving you the ability to eat, speak, laugh, and even yawn. This joint can sometimes develop issues due to strain, injury, or a misaligned bite, causing symptoms such as jaw pain, chronic headaches, and even stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Dr. Kar is able to treat TMJ-related issues right here in Allen, so if any of the symptoms above sound familiar, give him a call to start getting the relief you need.
Our intraoral camera enables both you and Dr. Kar to get a much better look at your smile. This small, pen-sized instrument fits comfortably in the mouth to capture high-resolution images of the teeth and gums that our team can then display on a nearby monitor. These images not only make it easier for Dr. Kar to spot issues sooner, but they’ll help you literally gain a whole new perspective on your dental health, turning your appointments into a fun, interactive, and educational experience.
Our office uses X-rays every single day to catch dental problems that are hidden from the naked eye, and to make this tool faster and safer than ever, we’ve gone completely digital. Compared to traditional X-rays, digital X-rays can create images in much less time, they don’t require toxic chemicals to be developed, and they even emit up to 80% LESS radiation. Plus, we can easily display and manipulate the images on a chairside monitor so you can review them and better understand them with Dr. Kar’s assistance.
A cone beam scanner, otherwise known as a CBCT scanner, is a highly advanced imaging machine. It uses a cone-shaped beam of radiation to capture detailed, three-dimensional images of your jaw, teeth, nerves, and connective tissues. It is a valuable tool for diagnosing complex dental problems and planning for delicate procedures, such as root canal therapy and dental implant placement surgery. The scanning process is vast and completely non-invasive.
Visiting the dentist is a nerve-wracking experience for some patients—this fact isn’t lost on us, which is why we’re happy to offer sedation dentistry. With these techniques, we’re able to protect patients from discomfort and even soothe their nervous minds so that absolutely everyone is able to enjoy a peaceful dental experience. Whether you need a little help or a lot to feel comfortable in the dental chair, we’ll have exactly what you need, and you won’t believe how relaxed you can be at the dentist.