About Us

Welcome to Roshan Emam D.D.S.

We are committed to providing quality healthcare to families located in the Palo Alto area and treat patients of all ages. We provide comprehensive solutions for our patients' oral health needs. Believing in the importance of listening to our patients, we take the time to truly understand each person's needs, goals, and lifestyle. By understanding our patients' objectives we can provide solutions that will improve their health while transforming their smile into something bright and beautiful.

Dr. Roshan Emam

Dentist at Roshan Emam D.D.S

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Location

850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8,
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Office Hours

MON - TUE9:00 am-5:00 pm

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THU - FRI9:00 am-5:00 pm

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Our Services

  • Emergency Dentist

    Dental emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. It can be something as minor as a toothache or something more serious like a knocked-out tooth. In such situations, getting the right treatment at the right time is important if you want to safeguard your oral health and save your teeth.  At Roshan Emam, DDS, in Palo Alto, California, we offer prompt and efficient emergency dental services to ensure your comfort and the most positive outcomes for your oral health.  WHAT IS EMERGENCY DENTISTRY? Emergency dentistry includes quick diagnosis and treatment for dental emergencies through specialized procedures and care protocols. Emergency dentistry treats dental problems that can cause severe complications and even tooth loss.  An emergency dentist typically provides 24/7 availability for emergency care. WHEN SHOULD YOU SEEK EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE? It is important to understand that not all dental problems are considered an emergency. You should consult an emergency dentist if you have issues such as: * Knocked-out tooth * Severe toothache or pain in the gums * Chipped or fractured teeth * Jaw injury  * Oral infections or swelling * Severe bleeding * Wisdom tooth pain * An object stuck in between teeth * Damaged dental restorations like dental implants, dentures, etc. HOW CAN AN EMERGENCY DENTIST HELP YOU? At Roshan Emam, DDS, in Palo Alto, CA, you can get an appointment on the same day with our emergency dentist for your dental emergencies. An emergency dentist can help you get quick relief from pain and discomfort when you have a dental emergency. At our clinic, we use the most advanced diagnostic technology to determine the issue that needs to be treated in the shortest possible time and use efficient treatment methods to ensure your comfort and wellbeing. WHAT IS INVOLVED IN EMERGENCY CARE? Emergency dental care mainly involves two steps: diagnosis and immediate treatment. For the first step, the dentist will determine the severity and source of your condition. The diagnosis comprises a visual exam and an in-depth analysis using digital X-ray technology. After that, prompt treatment will be provided as per your condition. If you need emergency dental services, contact Roshan Emam, DDS, in Palo Alto, CA, for expert emergency dental care. For more details or to schedule an appointment, call us at (650) 321-0340, book a visit online, or visit our clinic at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

  • Composite Fillings

    Have cavities been troubling you for a while now? They are one of the most prevalent dental conditions that can significantly affect your oral health and smile aesthetics. Hence getting cavities treated promptly with dental fillings can make the difference between saving and losing a natural tooth.  At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S.in Palo Alto, California, we proudly offer composite fillings for our patients, to address cavities or replace metal dental work. WHAT ARE COMPOSITE FILLINGS? Composites are tooth-colored fillings that repair cavities and considerably improve the appearance of teeth. They are composed of composite resins that bond to the tooth and seal the damaged areas effectively. Composite fillings can be color-matched with your existing natural teeth and blend in seamlessly with your smile. CANDIDATES FOR COMPOSITE FILLINGS Ideal candidates for composite fillings should have a few things in common, including: * Metal fillings that need replacement, either because they have declined or because of your discomfort with allergic materials in the mouth * To treat cosmetic issues caused by conventional metal fillings * To address moderately mild tooth decay that can be cured with tooth-colored fillings  * If you are distressed with tooth sensitivity due to your metal fillings BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE FILLINGS * They are biocompatible and do not cause any adverse reactions to the oral structures. * They are incredibly customizable and can imitate the natural teeth' color, texture, contour, and translucency to give you a flawless smile. * They offer excellent sealing properties, cover a cavity entirely, and prevent recurrent infections. * They can be prepared and placed in the cavity without any hassle and quickly shaped and hardened.  * They restore the strength of the cavity-infected tooth. THE PROCEDURE FOR COMPOSITE FILLINGS Composite fillings placement can be completed in a single visit to our dental practice. Dr. Emam will screen your mouth to assess the severity of the cavities. The decay and tartar deposits present in the cavity and its surrounding areas will be eliminated by ultrasonic scaling. Then a jet of water is used to wash away the debris and bacteria. Next, Dr. Emam will prepare the filling material by matching it with the exact color and texture of the tooth. It will be placed on the cavity, shaped accordingly, and hardened using a curing light. The excess filling material is removed to ensure a correct fit and bite, and finally, the tooth is polished to enhance aesthetics. In addition, we will give you aftercare instructions to ensure the fillings last for a long time. To learn more about our composite filling treatments, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340.

  • Teeth Whitening

    A smile is most often regarded as a critical aspect of your personality. Having a brighter, healthier smile will enhance your smile and boost your self-esteem. The discolorations or stains on your teeth can diminish your smile and how others regard you. You don't have to live with a compromised smile anymore. At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S. in Palo Alto, CA, we are happy to help our patients get a sparkling white smile once again. With our professional teeth whitening systems, we guarantee you near-perfect results. WHY CHOOSE PROFESSIONAL TEETH WHITENING? There are multiple over-the-counter whitening kits available today, which are also affordable. But whitening treatments performed at dental offices under professional supervision are much safer and more effective. Here is a list of reasons why you should opt for professional services: * The treatments are safer and more reliable, as compared to drugstore kits * They deliver instant results, and hence they can be availed right before an important social engagement. * They offer a customized bleaching formula that will take into consideration your dental history and preferred tooth color. * They do not cause teeth sensitivity which is often associated with drugstore whitening kits. * The teeth whitening results last much longer. * The whitening kits have the safest ingredients and don't expose your teeth to harmful chemicals. TEETH WHITENING OPTIONS AT ROSHAN EMAM D.D.S In-Office Teeth Whitening Our office teeth whitening procedures can be completed in under an hour. To prevent the whitening agent's side effects, Dr. Emam will begin the process by protecting the gums and surrounding tissues and placing a barricade on them. A whitening gel is then painted to the teeth' surface and left for about twenty minutes. This gel application is repeated two to three times based on the severity of your teeth' discoloration and sensitivity. The in-office whitening agents are more potent than at-home treatments and deliver the desired effects quickly. It is an apt solution, especially if you want instant results and a sparkling, beautiful smile.  Take-Home Whitening Trays If time is not a constraint and you want to undertake the teeth whitening treatment in the comforts of your home, then customized whitening trays will help you accomplish your goal. Dr. Emam will capture impressions of your mouth to fabricate the plastic trays. Along with the trays, we will provide the bleaching solution that has to be applied to your teeth. These trays must be worn for about a fortnight for about half an hour daily. At the end of your treatment course, your teeth will be brilliantly white.     To learn more about our teeth whitening treatments, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340.

  • Root Canal Treatment

    Root canal procedures will remove the diseased dental pulp from the inside of a tooth and relieve the toothache or infections. These treatments will significantly prolong the life of an impaired tooth. Root canal treatment is often the best way to salvage a tooth that would otherwise have resulted in an extraction. Though the modern tooth replacement options offer solid and durable solutions, they are still no comparison to your natural teeth. At Roshan Emam D.D.S.in Palo Alto, California, patients can be assured of the best and most comfortable root canal treatments. WHAT ARE ROOT CANALS? A root canal treatment does not involve the removal of the actual roots of a tooth. Instead, a tooth infected or compromised may need to have the inner pulp removed. This inner pulp consists of the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When the pulp becomes infected, it may cause a severe toothache, necessitating its removal to get relief. Root canals are widely prevalent procedures and can be done quickly and comfortably in our office.  WHEN IS A ROOT CANAL NEEDED? Tooth decay, cavities, and dental trauma will encourage the harmful bacteria to penetrate a tooth's pulp and cause its infection. In such instances, a root canal treatment will help reinstate your oral health, function, and comfort. Some of the chronic symptoms of an internally damaged or infected tooth include: * Toothache or jaw pain * Gum or facial swelling * Biting discomfort * Tooth discoloration * Tooth abscess * Tooth sensitivity * Blister-like bump on the gums * Feeling of pressure in the jaw * Gum Bleeding THE ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE Root canal treatment will take about two dental appointments. Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Emam will numb the affected area using local anesthetics. A dental dam is used to shield the area from saliva and oral bacterial contamination. Once this is done, we will make a small opening on the tooth's surface to create a passage, and the infected pulp is extracted. When the pulp is removed, the resultant gap will be packed using a bio-compatible rubbery material called 'gutta-percha.' This material protects the root from further infection by acting as a shield similar to the pulp. The filling is sealed with cement on the surface, finishing off the root canal. If the tooth's surface is severely decayed, we will most probably recommend placing a dental crown for further protection against decay and fractures. The crown can be color-matched with your existing natural teeth to maintain your smile aesthetics. If you think you need a root canal procedure, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340 and schedule an appointment.

  • Invisalign

    Invisalign is a specialized orthodontic treatment performed by a specialist. This teeth straightening treatment has helped millions of people worldwide, realize a uniformly aligned and healthy smile. The transparent aligners of Invisalign provide a discreet and satisfying experience.  The orthodontist you choose is the most crucial part of your treatment when it comes to this advanced procedure. While deciding on an Invisalign dentist in Palo Alto, California, you can look for the following qualities. THE QUALITIES OF AN INVISALIGN DENTIST Invisalign Training Dr. Roshan Emam has the necessary skills and training to perform Invisalign procedures. After completing dental school, she has received advanced training in the science of shifting teeth. As Invisalign providers, our primary concern is to have your teeth evenly spaced and perfectly lined up with each other. But we also make sure that your bite is strong and the jawbone is aligned. Although on rare occasions when the teeth are not moving as they should, we may spot this right away and modify our treatment to achieve the desired results. Invisalign Experience   As an Invisalign dentist, Dr. Roshan Emam has the experience to perform these straightening procedures. As the volume of patients we treat at our office is high, we know the system in and out. Dr. Emam has perfected her skills by performing Invisalign procedures frequently.  Invisalign Technology Dr. Roshan Emam makes use of the latest technology required for Invisalign treatment. The process was messy and painful in traditional braces, with extended hours in the dental office. For Invisalign treatment, 3D impressions are taken in minutes with the state-of-the-art iTero digital scanner. The innovative technology produces much more precise computerized images of your oral structures. All this makes the Invisalign treatment much more accurate. BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN TREATMENT In recent years, Invisalign has been growing in popularity. This system straightens your teeth discreetly, and most people won’t even know you are wearing your aligners since they are made of transparent plastic and almost invisible materials. With Invisalign, oral hygiene is as easy as removing your plastic aligners and brushing and flossing as usual. There is no tightening and adjustments with Invisalign. Instead, you switch to a new set of plastic aligners right at home. As a result, you will require fewer visits to the dental office. Invisalign aligners are strong, and hence you don’t have to be anxious about them breaking up. And this also means no emergency visits to your dentist. To learn more about Invisalign treatments, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340.

  • Dentures and Partial Dentures

    When your teeth go missing, your jawbone gradually declines, and the empty void can cause substantial changes to the mouth and facial structure. Eating your favorite foods, smiling open-heartedly, and your self-confidence will take a hit. Tooth loss can also lead to decay, cracks, and increased sensitivity to your remaining teeth since they take on the additional burden. If you have lost a few or all your teeth, at Roshan Emam D.D.S., in Palo Alto, California, we provide several denture options to help restore your oral function and smile appearance. TYPES OF DENTURES Complete Dentures Complete dentures are a viable tooth replacement option when all of your teeth are missing. Dental technology has advanced in recent years, making dentures more comfortable and natural-looking than possible previously. If you opt for a complete set of dentures, your gums need to heal for eight to twelve weeks after any remaining teeth are removed. The bones and gums will begin to shrink following your extraction. A waiting period of twelve weeks will ensure that your complete denture set will fit securely. Another alternative is to get immediate dentures, and it does not require a waiting period. Dr. Emam will perform a few adjustments after your gums and bone change shape. Partial Dentures Partial dentures are a perfect remedy for replacing a few missing teeth. This denture is held in position by a gum-colored plastic base. A metal framework is generally fabricated to secure the base and prevent it from falling out. Partial dentures provide vital support for your jawbone and remaining teeth, minimize problems such as sensitivity and alignments. Implant-Supported Dentures This advanced restoration option offers a better fit than conventional dentures for improved confidence when eating, speaking, and smiling. If you are a suitable candidate, Dr. Emam will drill holes into your denture to align perfectly with the new dental implants, which have small ball joints on the top. The denture snaps firmly into place over the ball joints, holding the restoration in the area to prevent it from falling off or irritating your gums. HOW ARE DENTURES MADE? First, Dr. Emam will examine your gums and remaining teeth to determine the type of dentures needed for your condition. Typically, Dr. Emam will capture several impressions to assess your jaw functions and movements. Based on these impressions, the dental lab will construct a set of dentures that fit perfectly and look natural and fit. During your fittings, the necessary adjustments can be made to give you a comfortable fit and bite. To learn more about our denture treatments, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340.

  • Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges

    Dental crowns and bridges are reconstructive appliances, which help extend the life of compromised teeth or allow missing teeth to be replaced naturally. Teeth replaced or restored by dental crowns and bridges will have the feel and appearance of natural teeth than those replaced by a denture. Unlike the removable dentures, these restorations are permanently fixed in position and provide a long-term solution.   At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S.in Palo Alto, CA, we offer crown and bridge restorations to correct various issues such as filling in the missing gaps, concealing a broken tooth, shielding a tooth after a root canal procedure, or topping a dental implant. WHAT ARE CROWNS AND BRIDGES? Crowns are cap-like restorations made of ceramics or other materials to cover the entire tooth surface. They are usually recommended if you have a severely compromised tooth affected by decay or fractures. On the other hand, dental bridges can help fill up the gaps left by missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth held together by a metal framework. The neighboring teeth are used as support to keep the appliance in position. THE PROCEDURE FOR CROWN AND BRIDGES The process of crown placement requires two dental visits. During the first visit, Dr. Emam will comprehensively assess your affected tooth to decide if a crown will correct the impairment. Once that has been determined, the tooth is shaped and filed to make room for the new crown placement. Impressions of the prepared tooth are captured to fabricate your restoration. While you wait for your new crown, we will have you fitted with a temporary restoration. During the subsequent appointment, the new crown will be attached after ensuring its bite and fit. The procedure for receiving a dental bridge is also similar to crowns. The adjacent teeth of a missing tooth are filed so that the bridge anchors on them and it will be bonded to remain firmly in position. CROWNS & BRIDGES AFTERCARE As with other dental restorations, your crowns and bridges can also break or fracture without proper care. Hence it becomes imperative to practice good oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of your crowns and bridge. As part of this routine, brushing twice a day and flossing is necessary to maintain the cleanliness of your prosthetic appliances and keep your gums healthy. Super floss can be used to clean tight areas around your bridge, especially the space between the pontic and the gums. And do not fail to visit your dentist for your twice-yearly dental check-ups and cleanings. If you are interested in learning more about our crown and bridges restorations, visit our office,   Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340.

  • All-on-4 Dental Implants

    All-On-4 dental implants are modern solutions for replacing missing teeth in your mouth. Previously, patients waiting for tooth replacements had to endure multiple procedures and wear uncomfortable temporary dentures. All-On-4 dental implant treatments provide same-day teeth saving time and effort, besides delivering instant smiles. You will regain your oral functions like speaking, eating, and smiling on completing the treatment. This revolutionary procedure replaces your missing teeth with sturdy implants that look, function, and feel like your natural ones. At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S.in Palo Alto, CA, we offer all-on-4 dental implants to reinstate your oral functions and smile appearance. WHAT ARE ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS? Dental implants comprise titanium posts that will function as artificial tooth roots. After the implants have lodged firmly in your jawbone, an incredibly natural-looking dental crown is secured to the implant to complete your smile. The All-on-Four implants process is the same as above, but they can replace an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower jawbone. It involves the placement of four implant pieces placed strategically in the mouth. The implants help support a denture appliance consisting of artificial teeth. The all-on-4 dental implant process will save your time as it is completed in a single dental visit. BENEFITS OF ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS All-on-4 dental implants extend many benefits, including: * A fully-functional prosthetic set of teeth  * The procedure can be completed in a single appointment * Improves your smile appearance with natural-looking teeth * No dietary restrictions * Prevent health problems associated with missing teeth * They do not need special care, besides the regular oral hygiene CANDIDATES FOR ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS  * If you have multiple missing and impaired teeth, then perhaps all-on-4 implant treatment will be a perfect solution for you.  * If you have advanced periodontal gum disease, this treatment will allow your new prosthetic teeth to rest on an acrylic base that imitates the look of natural, healthy gums.  * If you are looking to fully restore your teeth and gums' complete look and function, this implant option will work for you. * If you have severe dental issues and want to revamp your smile in just one sitting. THE PROCEDURE FOR ALL-ON-4 IMPLANTS As a first step, Dr. Emam will take X-rays and scans to check for signs of bone loss. Once you are found fit for the process, four implants are placed strategically on the upper arch and four on the lower arch of the mouth. The implant site is stitched to close incisions to promote faster healing. Finally, your denture teeth are placed and connected to your implants, so they fit securely in your mouth.  To learn more about our all-on-4 dental implants, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340. 

  • Dental Implants

    Have you lost a tooth to cavities, decay, periodontal disease, or trauma? Dental implants provide a brilliant option for the replacement of your missing teeth. They feel and resemble your natural teeth and restore oral functions. You will be able to speak, eat and smile with renewed confidence. At our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., we offer the highest quality dental implants in Palo Alto, California, to help reinstate your mouth functions and transform smile appearances.  WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS? Dental implants are titanium studs surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. After the implant fuses with the jawbone, it is topped with a prosthetic crown. As dental implants are rooted in the jawbone, they provide a solid support for artificial teeth. Dental implants will be an ideal tooth replacement option if you are suffering from any one of the following conditions: * Have lost a natural tooth * Unhappy with loose-fitting dentures * An insufficient jawbone structure * A sunken look of the face  * A broken tooth that cannot be repaired * Find it challenging to chew, eat and speak * To replace a diseased tooth * Self-doubt about your appearance or smile CANDIDATES FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS A patient will be an apt candidate for dental implants who will meet the following criteria: * Need new replacement teeth * Has an adequate healthy jawbone * Has good oral health * Medically fit for dental implants * Aged above eighteen THE PROCESS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS  During your preliminary consultation, Dr. Roshan Emam will determine your fitness for the process based on the criteria mentioned above. The fixing of dental implants will take two surgical procedures. During the first surgery, the implants are placed into your jawbone. A healing duration of a couple of months is allowed for the implant to fuse with the jawbone.  After the implant fuses with the jawbone and surrounding tissues, the second phase begins. The dental implant is exposed, and a small connector piece called an abutment, protruding through the gums is placed over it. The abutment will provide the necessary support for the prosthetic tooth. The complete healing process for implants takes about six to eight months. Most patients face minimal disruption in their everyday life. DENTAL IMPLANTS AFTERCARE Once the implant post gets lodged firmly in your jawbone, they will serve your entire lifetime with efficient oral hygiene practices. They need the same care as your natural teeth. In addition, keep up with your regular dental check-ups and cleanings. If the crown gets damaged, it can be replaced whenever required. To learn more about our dental implant options, visit our office, Roshan Emam D.D.S., at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You can also reach us at (650) 321-0340.

  • Kid Friendly Dentist

    Do you have a child whose first tooth has emerged recently? If yes, it’s time to start visiting a kid-friendly dentist in Palo Alto. Regular visits to a kid-friendly dentist ensure that your child’s oral health is not compromised. This is a vital step for getting a bright smile for your child. Keep reading to learn more about kid-friendly dentists in Palo Alto! WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE YOUR CHILD TO A KID-FRIENDLY DENTIST?  Taking your child to a kid-friendly dentist will ensure that your baby is not scared of dentist appointments. These experts know how to deal with children and their oral issues mildly. They develop various friendly activities to keep the child engaged while performing the procedures.  WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VISITING A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?  Some of the significant benefits of visiting a pediatric dentist are: * They will make your child feel at home. With time, your baby will non more be scared of visiting a dentist.  * The dental clinic is full of toys, posters, and other fun objects to keep the children happy and relaxed. * Poor oral health is often related to the poor performance of a child in their daily life. However, a pediatric dentist can take care of the problem quickly. * Pediatric dentists educate the child and their parents about the right ways of improving the kid's oral health. They keep the lessons easy for better understanding. * These dentists will do everything in their hands to prevent any oral issues. Even if it happens, they are quick to treat the problem. * You can trust a pediatric dentist in an hour of emergency. They will never turn their back on you and always come for help if your child’s oral health is at risk. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN VISITING A KID-FRIENDLY DENTIST? When visiting a pediatric dentist, you can expect that they will try their best to prevent oral health issues for your child. They will keep examining for any problems by conducting regular dental X-rays. If any issues are found, they will not take long to perform the treatment. As you can see, they take the complete responsibility of ensuring the perfect oral health of your child. If your kid is having a hard time learning the proper brushing techniques, they will help in that as well. They know some great ways of convincing kids why brushing and flossing regularly is essential. In case Roshan Emam DDS determines any problem during the checkup, he immediately provides the child with the necessary treatment. This way, your child’s teeth will be in perfect condition and give them a cute and beautiful smile. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (650) 321-0340 or visit our website. We are located at  850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

  • Sedation Dentist

    Most people are scared of visiting the dentist because of the pain associated with the treatments. But what if there is a way to decrease your pain effectively? Yes, you heard that right! The branch of dentistry that uses sedatives to ease a patient’s pain, anxiety, and fear is called sedative dentistry. Do you want to learn more about sedation dentists in Palo Alto? Then keep reading! WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY? As said before, dentistry in which dentists use sedatives to help the patient calm down, sleep or feel less pain is called sedation dentistry. People who are afraid of dental treatments must go for this method. You will be happy to know that it is also available for children. Surveys show that around 30% of the population does not visit dentists because of fear and anxiety. These people can now easily overcome their fear with the help of sedatives. Sedation dentistry makes sure that your fear does not come in between you and your dental health! TYPES OF SEDATION USED IN SEDATION DENTISTRY Oral Conscious Sedation Oral sedation helps in creating a more comfortable and less painful environment for the patient while keeping them awake. Hence, the dentist will be able to ask you questions during the procedure. But once the treatment is over, you might not remember anything about the process. Even if you do, the memory will be in fragments. As you forget about it, visiting the dentist next time won’t be hard. Nitrous Oxide Sedation As you might know, nitrous oxide is also known as the laughing gas; this gas is used with oxygen to create a happy and calming effect for the patients. This helps reduce the fear to a great extent. Once the treatment is over, the laughing gas supply is turned off. Oxygen is supplied for a few more minutes. Gladly, there are no severe side effects of this gas. IV Sedation In IV or Intravenous sedation, the sedatives are injected directly into your bloodstream. This method works best for those who are scared beyond words. This will calm the patient within just a few seconds, giving the dentist enough time to carry out the procedure. This method also helps the patient forget about the treatment altogether, making them more confident for future checkups. General Anesthesia Some patients are so scared that they don’t want to stay awake during the procedure. For them, general anesthesia in the form of gas, IV, or injection is the best. It is safe when given by professionals. So, if you feel anxious during the dental procedure and want to know more about Sedation Dentistry, feel free to contact us! Roshan Emam DDS offers advanced sedation dentistry services at Palo Alto. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (650) 321-0340 or visit our website. We are located at  850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

  • Zoom Teeth Whitening

    Stained teeth can become a reason why you won’t want to smile that often. But there’s a way you can keep your smile from fading. You can visit Palo Alto to brighten up your smile with the help of a simple zoom teeth whitening treatment. This treatment has helped many people to get back white teeth. To know more about the zoom teeth whitening procedure, keep reading! WHO CAN GET THE ZOOM TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT DONE? If you want to get rid of the yellow stains on your teeth and flaunt a brighter smile, then the zoom teeth whitening treatment will be perfect for you. It is a quick and painless method of getting improving your smile. However, the dentist must run a few tests to check whether or not the treatment is suitable for you. These tests include thoroughly checking your gums and teeth for any infection. The dentist might also want to know about your medical history and see if you have healthy oral hygiene habits. ZOOM TEETH WHITENING PROCEDURE OVERVIEW It is a simple treatment conducted with the help of laser light technology. The dentist will first cover the rest of your mouth, including lips and gums, to keep them protected from the laser light. Then the doctor will apply hydrogen peroxide to your teeth, the main whitening compound of the treatment. Once all your teeth are covered, the dentist will turn on the laser light from the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp and direct it on your teeth. The laser will act with hydrogen peroxide to remove the stains from your teeth and make them whiter. The laser light is activated for around fifteen minutes, during which you need to sit patiently. Each area is exposed to the light at least four times for desired results.  Once all the rounds of laser treatments are over, the dentist will apply a fluoride gel to your teeth. This helps in reducing any tooth sensitivity caused due to the laser light. Are you wondering how long the process takes to get over? Well, usually it does not take more than an hour! HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH AFTER ZOOM TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT? A few things that the dentist will ask you after the treatment is over are: * You will have to wash the fluoride gel after 30 minutes. * The dentist will ask you to avoid sugary foods and beverages for a few days. * Regular brushing and flossing are a must. * Tobacco and alcohol are to be avoided. So, if you are looking for the most effective treatment to brighten up your stained teeth, contact us now!  Roshan Emam DDS offers expert dental services including proper dental care advice at Palo Alto. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (650) 321-0340 or visit our website. We are located at  850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

  • Dental Checkup

    Oral hygiene is an essential part of our body to maintain good health overall. Any dental problems can lead to other severe problems in the body. Regular visits to the dentist can prevent contracting diseases and bacteria in the mouth. After every meal we have, food particles are left behind in our mouth, which causes harmful bacteria to eat on them. If they are not removed, bacteria can eat up the enamel from the tooth and cause decay. Regular checkups can help in keeping the beautiful smile that you have. IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL CHECKUPS “Prevention is better than cure,” we all know, but how much do we maintain that? A timely dental checkup can help prevent serious, incurable diseases.  * If you contract any disease, they can be diagnosed in regular checkups and treated the earliest.  * You may not be able to see or feel such problems, but your dentist can check that out. Your dentist can identify a cavity in its growing stage and help prevent it. * It teaches your children good oral hygiene, who watch and learn everything. In the future, they can carry these out with others. WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A DENTAL CHECKUP? Many people just shiver at the thought of a doctor’s checkup, maybe because of some bad past experience or general misconception. With the advancement in technology, treatments have become much less painful. Now what to expect from a typical dental checkup: * A visual exam * Record a reading of your blood pressure * Digital x-rays. * An oral cancer screening * Check for gum disease or cavity. * Taking 3D images of your mouth DENTAL CHECKUP DURING COVID-19 Nowadays, whether it is safe to visit your dentist during this coronavirus is a critical question. Getting out of the house has almost become a life-threatening event now. With the mouth being a primary place for the virus to spread, it is hazardous to visit a doctor who has to check your mouth. But any kind of hygiene cannot be jeopardized just because of this. So keeping in mind all the safety measures, we have to work accordingly. In this crisis, all health workers must also use every possible safety measure to ensure well-being. Make sure your dentist sanitizes all dental gear before using them, and also make sure to sanitize the seat where you sit.    If you want to consult a dentist or schedule an appointment for a dental checkup for you and your family, feel free to contact Roshan Emam DDS. He will love to hear about your oral concerns and accordingly provide you with a plan for further course of treatment. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (650) 321-0340 or visit our website. We are located at  850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

  • Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates

    How a person smiles depends on how much they like their teeth. If a person has uneven teeth, they may feel bad while smiling, thinking they might look ugly. Dental veneers and dental laminates serve as a multi-purpose solution to many dental cosmetic problems.  A cautious and unhappy smile can significantly decrease the morale of a person. Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of solutions to restore the natural happy smile you had as a child.  WHAT ARE DENTAL VENEERS?  Dental veneers are thin, customizable porcelain shells or covers placed over your existing set of teeth. They have the natural color of your enamel and provide a natural look to improve your appearance.  While fitting dental veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the overall surface of your teeth and then fit the shell over them. Veneers can be used for a very long time.  WHAT ARE DENTAL LAMINATES? Dental laminates are more or less the same thing as veneers. Although, it is thinner and requires even less enamel to be removed beforehand. They serve the same function as veneers, and sometimes, even their names are interchanged.  WHAT TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A DENTAL VENEER AND DENTAL LAMINATE PROCEDURE? Dental Veneers They are usually made from different materials like composites and resin. A dental composite veneer requires less preparation and can be completed within the same day. However, composite veneers are less preferred as it is prone to staining.  Porcelain veneers cost double the price of composite ones and require the removal of the enamel before they can be placed. If chipped or damaged, they cannot be repaired. Nevertheless, porcelain veneers give an absolute natural smile, are more durable, and can last up to ten years if maintained carefully.  Dental Laminates Laminates and veneers share almost the same function and benefits and can be called advanced porcelain veneers. The shape and structure of the enamel do not require change while placing laminates. So it can be better to get laminates for the long term even though they are much more expensive. Now, what you will get depends all upon your preference and sometimes upon what your dentist suggests. However, if you need some assistance, our experts can help you out. Contact us or book an appointment at Dr. Roshan Emam DSS also gives you suggestions to make it easier for you to decide which procedure is best for you at that time. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (650) 321-0340 or visit our website. We are located at  850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

  • Pediatric Dentist

    A dentist specializing in working with children and teens of all ages is a pediatric dentist. They are dedicated to looking after kids' oral health and providing them with good oral hygiene. Pediatric experts here specialize in providing your children with the best care. WHEN TO CONSULT A PEDIATRIC DENTIST? Babies start to get their first teeth from 6 months of age and proceed to grow more teeth till their late teens or early adult life (the last being the wisdom teeth). By 6 or 7 years, they start to lose those milk teeth and grow permanent ones. Without proper dental checkups, these permanent teeth may become problematic and pose a possible threat to their oral health later on in the future. A pediatric dentist takes care of such problems from an early stage and helps in reducing them. Our dental professionals provide preventive, restorative, orthodontic, and cosmetic care as per your children’s needs. WHAT IS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY? Pediatric dentistry is a field of medical science that focuses on providing oral care specifically to children and teens. Our dental team has specialized in this field and provides a relaxed environment, optimum for children as well as parents. Our latest technology helps give the best treatment to your children with the utmost care. WHEN SHOULD YOU BRING YOUR CHILDREN FOR THEIR FIRST CHECKUP? When the first milk teeth of your kid start to appear, that is the ideal time to bring them for their first examination. The dentist can then ensure whether the path of growth of the teeth is correct and clean their mouth also. It is then advised to go for regular checkups every six months to maintain progress. WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A PEDIATRIC DENTAL APPOINTMENT? Here at our office, we provide the best environment for children to be energetic and relax before their appointments. Comprehensive oral healthcare includes: * Cleaning and fluoride treatments. * Nutritional diet recommendations for better dental hygiene. * Habit counseling ensures that babies do not engage in habits that can cause potential harm to their teeth development. * Early assessment and treatment to acquire a proper set of teeth. * Checking and nursing to prevent cavities and harmful bacteria. * Early diagnosis of oral problems associated with diabetes, heart defect, asthma, and more. So, if you want a personalized treatment plan for your child, feel free to schedule an appointment in our clinic with Roshan Emam DDS. For more details or an appointment request, call us at (650) 321-0340 or visit our website. We are located at  850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

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