Routine general dentistry is the easiest way to protect the health of your teeth, gums, and smile. At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, experienced dentist Yelena Simkha, DDS, offers general dentistry to people of all ages. Services include teeth cleaning, dental X-rays, and extractions. Call the New York City office today to schedule general dentistry for yourself or your child, or book your appointment online.


What is general dentistry?


General dentistry encompasses the full range of oral health care, from preventive screenings and annual checkups to fillings and oral surgery. Establishing care with a general dentist like Dr. Simkha preserves your oral health and reduces your risk of future problems. 


What services does general dentistry include?


At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, Dr. Simkha offers various general dentistry services, including:


Teeth cleanings


Teeth cleaning removes plaque –– a buildup of food particles, saliva, and bacteria –– from the surfaces of your teeth and beneath your gums. Undergoing teeth cleaning twice yearly is essential, even if you regularly brush and floss. 


Tooth-colored fillings


Dental fillings repair damaged tooth enamel. Dr. Simkha uses tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin (a durable plastic). Resin fillings blend with your tooth and don’t contain mercury, like metal amalgam fillings.


Root canal therapy


Root canal therapy removes infected or inflamed pulp –– a substance made of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue –– from the inside of your tooth. Removing the pulp stops pain, eliminates infection, and saves your tooth.




During an extraction, Dr. Simkha pulls a tooth from its socket. You might need extractions if you have severely decaying or damaged teeth.




Dentures replace your natural teeth. They rest atop your gums, allowing you to bite and chew. At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, Dr. Simkha offers several types of dentures, including partial, complete, and implant-anchored dentures.


Same-day repair


Same-day repair, or emergency dentistry, provides immediate treatment for damaged teeth and broken dental restorations. Dr. Simkha sets aside time each day for emergency visits. 


TMJ disorder treatment


Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder causes chronic jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and headaches. Dr. Simkha offers several types of TMJ treatment, including oral appliances, physical therapy, and trigger point injections.


Pediatric dentistry


Pediatric dentistry provides oral health care for children and teens. At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, Dr. Simkha offers complete pediatric care, including teeth cleanings, dental X-rays, sealants, and orthodontics.


What are the benefits of general dentistry?


General dentistry offers various benefits, including:

  • Improved oral health
  • Reduced risk of cavities and gum disease
  • A beautiful smile
  • Fresh breath
  • Confidence

General dentistry alerts you to problems early on when they’re easiest to treat.

Call Prestige 5th Avenue Dental today to schedule a general dentistry appointment, or book your visit online.