Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy can treat infection while preserving your natural tooth, which has significant benefits for your oral health. Contrary to popular belief, modern dental techniques make root canal therapy similar to getting a filling. Dr. Emalfarb has exceptional skill in endodontic treatment, and you can anticipate a comfortable experience during and after your procedure. By undergoing root canal therapy, you can maintain your oral health and avoid the need for more extensive dental treatment in the future.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can be avoided with professional check-ups and regular at-home maintenance. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, or are experiencing symptoms such as tender or bleeding gums, we provide periodontal treatment to help you get your oral health back on track. We make root scaling and planing (deep cleaning) a spa-like experience with complimentary sedation, neck pillows, shaded glasses, and no overhead light.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder involves problems with the chewing muscles and joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull. Some symptoms include headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears. Dr. Emalfarb has an extensive background in the treatment of TMJ disorder, and finds that improving a patient’s bite or nightly use of a mouth guard will often lead to relief of symptoms. With a comprehensive evaluation that includes precise measurements, he can investigate what is causing your TMJ disorder.
A potentially serious sleep disorder, sleep apnea is often characterized by loud snoring, difficulty staying asleep, and sleep that is not restful. Dr. Emalfarb is affiliated with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, which is an area of dentistry that focuses on the management of sleep-related breathing disorders. With his specialized training and experience, he can perform diagnostic testing and recommend therapies to help you find relief. One possibility is a specialized sleep device developed by a renowned ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor, which Dr. Emalfarb provides free to patients
We firmly believe that it is better for patients to spend their time and effort on preventive care rather than on restorative treatments. Our goal is to provide patients with practical knowledge to help them maintain excellent personal oral health. We go above and beyond providing hygienic cleanings and check-ups to offer individualized recommendations to patients based on our knowledge of their lifestyle. As part of our routine, we also perform an oral cancer screening with each check-up appointment.
Oral Cancer Screening
A routine oral cancer screening can catch the symptoms of cancer at an early stage, alerting patients to seek immediate treatment. Early signs of oral cancer can oftentimes go unnoticed because the symptoms are not painful or easily recognizable. Dr. Emalfarb can quickly and accurately screen you for oral cancer during your next dental checkup.