By offering regular exams and cleanings, Dr. Yelena Gutnichenko can help you prevent decay and other dental health problems from occurring. Daily brushing and flossing are important, but regular checkups are equally essential. Biannual dental exams can help you avoid developing oral health issues, and allow us to treat any conditions in the earliest stages. We provide regular oral cancer screenings, as well as lifestyle recommendations to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can take a serious toll on your health and quality of life. When the jaw joints are damaged or inflamed, you can experience headaches, neck pain, jaw stiffness, and many other symptoms. If you suffer from persistent symptoms, we will thoroughly examine your jaw and recommend a treatment. In most cases, oral splints are the simplest and most effective treatment. These appliances realign your jaw and reduce pressure on your joints. If you have a severe case of TMJ disorder, we may refer you to a local oral surgeon.
Advanced dental caries may require root canal therapy in order to avoid the need for extraction. We work with an endodontist who can treat you here in our office. Your tooth will be numb during the process to maintain your comfort, and your dentist will use a surgical microscope for the most precise, gentle care possible. After the procedure is complete, the tooth will typically be restored with a custom-made dental crown.
Emergencies don't always happen during business hours, and usually cannot wait for an appointment. We offer urgent care, and can usually can fit patients in for a same-day appointment. Depending on the situation, we may be able to provide treatment outside normal business hours. We treat a wide range of dental emergencies, including broken or chipped teeth, toothaches, and much more.
Fillings are typically the most effective way to restore teeth following treatment for small to medium cavities. Though fillings have traditionally been made of silver amalgam, we only use tooth-colored composite fillings. This material will blend in seamlessly with your smile, and will also bond more securely with your tooth. If you have a damaged filling, we can replace it for renewed support and aesthetics.