Dr. Thoppay provides advanced treatments for oral conditions, TMJ treatments, Laser treatments, dry mouth, tooth sensitivity management, tooth color improvement with advanced tools and techniques while also focusing on your overall health.
There are advanced procedures that help to diagnose oral diseases, disorders, and conditions. We offer time-sensitive treatment, same-day crowns, laser dentistry, digital technology, advanced procedures for complex facial pain and oral diseases. The following advanced procedures are available at our center.
Complex Medical Histories can involve patients with cancer, kidney disease, cardiac concerns, or patients with autoimmune conditions. Modifications are often needed for dental treatment so that you will be able to tolerate the procedure. Further, we will work with your medical providers to ensure a well-informed process. We practice minimally invasive dentistry at our practice. Based on your conditions we try our best to provide stability to your oral condition using advanced techniques and technology. Treatments are rendered by our Board-certified Oral Medicine specialist.
Time sensitive treatment
We apply digital technology and advanced tools to provide time-efficient treatments such as photobiomodulation, trigger injections, TMD non-invasive therapies. We offer a quick turnaround time on your lab-dependent treatments.
Cone Beam CT
This is a low-dose radiation advanced imaging technique that provides finer details to aid diagnosis. Imaging for Orofacial diseases and clinical reports help in evaluating, orofacial pain, airway assessment TMJ analysis, and certain orofacial conditions.
A trigger point injection involves the injection of medication directly into the pain triggering points. The injection technique uses medications such as a long-acting numbing medication or Botox based on your clinical needs. Trigger point injections treat a number of conditions including fibromyalgia, headache, and myofascial pain syndrome in the oral and maxillofacial regions. Botox or a local anesthetic may be used depending on your diagnosis.
Laser therapy in oral healthcare provides a more comfortable experience. At our practice, we are able to deliver a precise treatment that is minimally invasive, more comfortable, quicker, and provides more stunning results. Laser therapy may need minimal anesthesia and some procedure may not even needle a needle stick. Laser therapy is beneficial in many areas of dental care such as managing gum disease, teeth whitening, fixing cavities, mouth sore healing, burning mouth treatment, and also in jaw pain management.
How does laser therapy work?
Lasers produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time we can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation, and reduce pain. In Dentistry two types of lasers are used. They are hard tissue and soft tissue lasers depending on the wavelength.
One of the primary mechanisms is the effect of light on cytochrome c oxidase and consequently the unbinding of nitric oxide and release of ATP leading to improved cellular function. For anti-inflammatory effects, we have found a measurable reduction in PGE2, TNF Alpha, and IL-6 in the synovia surrounding damaged tendons and for analgesia, high-intensity lasers over nerve supply can inhibit fast axonal flow. In addition, high-intensity single-point lasers can release trigger points and treat acupuncture points instead of needles.
Who can benefit from laser therapy?
There are wide applications of laser therapy in orofacial disease, disorders, and oral conditions. This is basically a non-pharmacological therapy that can benefit without any significant side effects. Conditions such as oral lesions, mucositis, burning mouth syndrome, facial pain are known to be chronic. The management of these conditions can be complex. Medical management may have side effects and surgical management may not provide much benefit. Such conditions can benefit from laser therapy. Additionally, conditions such as chronic periodontal conditions, tissue inflammation, and inflammatory conditions may benefit from therapy.
Low-level Laser Therapy
Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of a special range of light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. Beneficial in the treatment of TMJ and Facial Pain disorders.