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Dr. Chow's extensive training and skills allow him to provide not only the full array of standard dental procedures to his patients, but also additional services that his patients have found invaluable. Model Smile Dentistry practices holistic dentistry, so it's only fitting that we can offer expanded services that will help our patients experience more whole body wellness when undergoing a dental procedure. For the most professional and superb dentist Thousand Oaks has to offer, make an appointment to see Dr. Chow at Model Smile Dentistry.
Is fear of pain or anxiety keeping you from obtaining optimum oral health? If so, don't feel alone. Many people have had bad experiences in their past with dental treatments. As a result, they are reluctant to even go to a dentist for a cleaning, and some have completely neglected their hygiene for years. Dr. Chow can prescribe the right type and amount of sedation to accomplish the goals of the treatment as well as help you relax so that the treatment can be done easily.
Patients enthusiastically praise Dr. Chow for his adept administration of sedatives if they request it or he recommends it. The result is a patient who is able to obtain the needed dental treatment, experience no pain, and be relaxed or even sleep all the way through it.Learn more
TMJ & Jaw Pain
Do you hear or feel popping or clicking in your jaw when you yawn, talk, or eat? Do you get headaches, neck pain, swelling of the jaw, or ringing in the ears with no known source? It's possible you may be suffering from problems with the temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge that connects your jaw to the skull. These problems are referred to as TMJ, or TMD (temporomandibular disorder).
Dr. Chow is trained to examine and diagnose TMJ when the jaw joint causes these and other problems. Many of the symptoms of TMJ can also be caused by other medical conditions, so it's important to be examined by Dr. Chow in order to be certain. If you are diagnosed with TMJ, he can help you with a custom-made oral appliance to retrain the muscles and stop the suffering.Learn more
Millions of people get poor quality sleep during the night and are exhausted during the day. Some people even think this is normal. Sleep apnea is a condition where the airway is blocked or reduced during sleep, causing a person to pause in their breathing throughout the night. It can occur many times an hour for several hours. Quite often, the sufferer isn't aware this is happening, unless a bed partner wakes him or her up so it will stop.
If there are indications you may be suffering from sleep apnea, Dr. Chow will provide you with a home monitor to check your heart and breathing rates. If the results are positive for sleep apnea, he will treat it with an oral appliance that effectively keeps the airways open during sleep. You will finally be able to sleep quietly through the night and wake up energized in the morning.Learn more
Safe Mercury Removal
In keeping with Dr. Chow's commitment to provide excellent, holistic dental services, a top priority is following established protocols for safely removing amalgam fillings for patients. Amalgam contains mercury, a very toxic substance for humans and the environment.
Dr. Chow takes precise care when removing these fillings so that mercury vapor and particulates aren't spread to the patient's lungs and bloodstream, as well as protecting the staff and the office environment. Adhering to these procedures qualifies Dr. Chow as a mercury-safe dentist. If you need your amalgam fillings removed and replaced with porcelain or resin fillings, Dr. Chow is proud to provide this procedure.Learn more
Oxygen Ozone Dentistry
Modern dentistry can restore, repair, straighten and enhance teeth with a level of success unheard of only a few decades ago. Now, through the use of oxygen/ozone therapy, dentistry has taken a quantum leap into the future. Instead of mainly focusing on repairing damage, dentists can now treat the cause of dental decay and gum disease using the antibacterial powers of a form of oxygen called ozone.Learn more
Schedule a Consultation
We welcome the opportunity to help you understand the state of your oral health with a consultation with Thousand Oaks dentist, Dr. Albert Chow. He will conduct a thorough examination and discuss the results with you, ensuring you understand all of your dental options.