Preventive and Diagnostic
A dental cleaning helps maintain your oral health, keeps your breath fresh, and brightens your smile. Dr. Berkal integrates the latest technologies into cleaning visits to offer the highest level of comfort and care to her patients. A Velscope oral cancer screening exam is performed once a year as part of your cleaning visit. The health of your mouth determines the type of dental cleaning you will need. For healthy gums, a prophylaxis is performed. If we determine gum infection is present, a scaling and root planning is the most effective treatment.
Prophylaxis: This type of cleaning is traditionally done every six months. During this visit the hygienist uses a laser to perform a bacterial decontamination prior to your cleaning. We then comfortably clean plaque and tartar off your teeth and from under your gums using ultrasonic and hand instruments.
Scaling and Root Planing: This cleaning is done when a patient has severe gingivitis and/or periodontal disease. Plaque and tartar are removed from teeth, under the gums, and along root surface. Reducing bacteria and decreasing inflammation are important aspects of this procedure. Again, both ultrasonic and hand instruments are used to optimize patient comfort.
If you have facial pain or any signs of damage on your teeth, Dr. Berkal can make a custom fitted guard for you. It can relieve your symptoms without use of medication and help protect your teeth.
Before and After Full Mouth Crown Restoration
Before and After Fixed Bridge Implant
A partial denture provides replacement teeth for patients who still have some remaining teeth.
Laser whitening: This is the fastest way to whiten your teeth and is a great option if you want an instant result for an upcoming event or occasion. It is done in the office in about an hour. Dr. Berkal’s EPIC laser treatment lightens yellowed or discolored teeth.
Home whitening: Our patients love this option because it is extremely effective and allows you to control how bright you make your smile.We fabricate custom trays that precisely fit your teeth. They are extremely comfortable and allow you to whiten at your convenience in the comfort of your own home. Dr. Berkal has chosen a system which has a built-in desensitizer for optimal patient comfort.
Dr. Berkal will discuss options and work with you to create a plan for your smile. Once this is determined, veneers are typically completed in two visits. It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth because they are custom made for each patient. They are strongly bonded to your tooth so you have a beautiful, natural looking tooth for a very long time.
Before and After Crown Placement
The Tempo Mandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. A disorder of the joint may cause pain, popping, clicking noises, difficulty chewing, or even locking of the jaw. Treatments are available to help you function comfortably. Dr. Berkal also offers laser pain therapy treatments which help minimize discomfort associated with TMJ disorders.
The DNA system is a program designed to help people with snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The DNA appliance is comfortable, practical, and painless. The treatment does not require drugs, injections, surgeries, or the use of a CPAP machine. It often straightens teeth as it widens the airway.
The Full Breath Solution Appliance dramatically reduces snoring without risk of jaw problems. It lowers your tongue without moving the jaw, which opens the airway. Low pressure oxygen can be delivered through the Full Breath Solution appliance, which can dramatically improve health.
The connection between oral health and overall health is significant. Dr. Berkal is committed to supporting our patient’s overall well-being. She has completed training and certification and can expertly provide this unique service to patients suffering from nightly obstruction of their airway.
Before and After Crown Placement