General Dentistry

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General dentistry will diagnose, treat, and manage overall oral healthcare needs which include teeth cleaning, exams, gum care, root canals, fillings, and preventative education.

Our routine services will focus on preventative maintenance to help prevent decay or disease of the teeth, mouth, gums, and tongue. Regular checkups to the dentist will help maintain good dental health and prevent serious problems from happening with your teeth.


Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene refers to the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease. Even with meticulous home care, scheduling a visit with our skilled hygienist for a teeth cleaning and an exam by Dr. Lyashenko ensures the best care of your teeth. Regular dental exams are an important part of preventative care.

Teeth Cleaning & Exam


During the cleaning, the dental hygienist will professionally clean and polish your teeth and evaluate the health of your gums.

During the exam portion of your visit, dental X-rays may be taken which aid in the diagnoses of cavities and gum disease.

Why it's done

Regular dental exams help protect your oral health and general well-being.

A dental exam gives your dentist a chance to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems.



What to Expect

The exam evaluates your overall health and oral hygiene. Reviews your risk for tooth and root decay, and gum or bone disease.

Checks your bite and jaw for problems. Removes any stains or deposits on your teeth. Provides proper cleaning techniques for teeth or dentures.

Restorative Dentistry

A dental restoration is a treatment to restore the function and integrity of the tooth. Restorations can replace or repair the tooth structure due to decay and or fractures. Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration bringing your mouth back to full health.

Tooth Decay and Cavities


Toothache, spontaneous pain or pain that occurs without any apparent cause. Tooth sensitivity. Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold. Visible holes or pits in your teeth. Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth. Pain when you bite down.


Tooth decay and cavities occur when foods containing simple sugars or carbohydrates become trapped between teeth. If not completely or properly removed with brushing and flossing, a plaque is formed containing bacteria. This bacteria in the plaque generates acidic by-products which slowly eat away the tooth enamel, creating holes in teeth called cavities.


Follow a healthy diet and avoid sugary foods and drinks that feed the bacteria in your mouth.

Brush and floss daily. Change your toothbrush every three months.

Schedule dental exams and teeth cleaning every six months.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of simply removing it.

When a root canal is done, a dentist is cleaning and disinfecting the canals inside a tooth’s root. During this root canal procedure, a dead or dying pulp (nerve in crown of tooth) and nerves in the canals of roots are removed, cleaned with disinfectant, and sealed with a special filling material.

Root Canal Basics


Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure.

Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth. Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums. Sometimes there are no symptoms present.


Is it Painful?

For some people, root canal therapy is associated with excruciating pain and anxiety.

However, the pain you feel is usually caused by an infection or injury in the tooth, not the root canal treatment itself. A root canal procedure is painless during the procedure due to modern medicine and utilization of local anesthetic.

How long does it take?

A tooth is likely to be treated in one or two appointments.

Patients are often curious on how long a root canal takes. They can generally expect one to two appointments lasting 60-90 minutes yet may take longer for multi-rooted teeth.