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Our Services


At Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, you will find we offer a variety of dental services to meet your healthcare needs. Our staff is highly trained and professional, and keeps informed of the latest techniques and technologies through continuing education.

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Preventive Dentistry >>

Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, your bright and healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle and efficient cleaning techniques from our caring and highly trained professionals. Our experienced team is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to periodontal scaling and root planing.

At Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, we take exceptional care of your oral health. Below are some of the family dental services that our practice provides.

Cleanings, Exams & X-rays


Professional cleanings performed by a registered hygienist are just as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Twice yearly dental check-ups and cleanings help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair. X-rays allow us to evaluate your teeth for conditions we may not see clinically. Read More About Dental Checkups

Sealants
Sealants are generally used to help prevent tooth decay on the biting surfaces of back teeth (molars). Sealants are painted directly onto the tooth where they seal the natural grooves to help prevent tooth decay. Read More About Sealants

Gum Disease
Gum disease occurs in stages and more than half of all adults over the age of 30 have some form of it. If you feel you are at risk, you should talk to us right away. If we catch gum disease in the early stage (gingivitis) it could be reversed with proper care from your dental team. If left untreated, gum disease progress to later stages (periodontitis) which is not reversible. Read More About Gum Disease

Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer compromises 85% of all the head and neck related cancers. 90% of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Oral cancers frequently present themselves with no pain or symptoms. During each patient care appointment, our trained staff evaluates the oral cavity for changes and signs of any pathology. Early detection is best! Visit the Oral Cancer Foundation for additional tips and read more about oral cancer.

Oral Hygiene
Daily brushing and flossing of our teeth is just the bare minimum for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. But is the bare minimum really enough for your pearly whites? Read More About Oral Hygiene

Restorative Dentistry >>

Another smile restored by Janice K. Pliszczak, DDSYou don't have to live with damage, discoloration or gaps when it comes to your teeth. There is a procedure that is right for you and your unique situation. From bridges, to dentures, to implants, we can help or point you in the right direction.

Fillings


Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. Dr. Pliszczak uses both amalgam (silver) and composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed. Read More About Fillings

Extractions


A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems. Read More About Extractions

Crowns


Crowns are used to restore teeth severely damaged by fracture or decay. After the tooth surface is cleaned and prepared, the crown is placed to cover the remainder of the tooth. Read More About Dental Crowns

Bridges


Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth in both a cosmetic and functional fashion. A bridge structure is one or more artificial teeth anchored in place by natural teeth, crowns or implants, on each side of the bridge. Read More About Dental Bridges

Dentures


Dentures are a replacement option for missing teeth. A complete denture is a removable prosthesis of white plastic teeth in a pink gum-colored plastic base; the denture rests on the remaining gum ridge once all of the teeth in the arch have been removed. Read More About Dentures

Partial Dentures


A partial denture is a removable appliance held in place by gripping the remaining healthy teeth, usually with metal clasps or wires. Read More About Partial Dentures

Implant Restorations


Dental Implants require the same maintenance as a normal tooth; brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups. Dental implants can replace missing or severely damaged teeth and can be used to secure restorations like dentures and dental bridges. Patients with dental implants often have greater satisfaction and results than with other types of dental restorations. Read More About Implant Restorations

Cosmetic Dentistry >>

Smile, and the Whole World Smiles With You


Get a great smile like this woman by going to a cosmetic dentist in Syracuse, NY.What's in a smile that makes this saying true?
•  The confidence to display those 'pearly whites' in any social situation or professional engagement.
•  The ease to share in a joke without concern for how your teeth look.
•  The assurance that you look your best.

It's easy to take a smile for granted, unless you're self-conscious about yours. In that case, you may spend more time and thought on hiding your smile than enjoying the moment. Natural imperfections, accidental damage, or food stains have always caused embarrassment and social anxiety. Don't dim your smile because of stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. With modern cosmetic dentistry, you can put those days behind you.

Brighten Your Day With a Natural, Healthy, Radiant Smile


Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS has been restoring luster to teeth and confidence to smiles for over 27 years. In that time, we've had patients come to us with the full spectrum of cosmetic dental issues. From whitening to implants, veneers to bridges, every one of our patients has left our office smiling unabashedly.

Composite Bonding


Bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored composite material to a tooth, shape it, allow it to harden and polish it. It can be used in certain situations where a tooth has been damaged or become stained. These are generally minor repairs that can be resolved through this relatively inexpensive means rather than through a more costly dental procedure. Read More About Composite Bonding

Cosmetic Contouring


Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile because you believe it looks too "gummy"? Many people with excess gum tissue are, so you may be happy to hear that there is an option out there that will make your smile more aesthetically balanced. Gum contouring can help, as this cosmetic procedure removes extra gum tissue in order to improve the appearance of your smile. Read More Cosmetic Contouring

Dental Implants


Dental Implants require the same maintenance as a normal tooth; brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups. Dental implants can replace missing or severely damaged teeth and can be used to secure restorations like dentures and dental bridges. Patients with dental implants often have greater satisfaction and results than with other types of dental restorations. Read More About Implant Restorations

Porcelain Veneers


Tooth veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry technique for creating a beautiful smile. They consist of thin sections of durable porcelain that are custom made for the unique shape of your teeth. Read More About Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening


Whitening the teeth is one of the easiest and most noticeable changes that you can make to improve the appearance of your smile. Whitening, or bleaching, is a non-invasive and simple dental treatment that will alter the color of your tooth enamel to make your smile look whiter and brighter. Read More About Teeth Whitening

Pediatric Dentistry >>

Your child shines with every smile. Let's keep it that way.


A lifetime of healthy teeth starts with good brushing habits, good nutritional choices, and trust in the dentist. By teaming up with you, we can ensure that your child has a vibrant smile all the way into adulthood.
•  Your Child's First Visit
•  Dental Emergencies for Kids
•  Dental FAQ for Kids

At Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS, children's dentistry is more than bright, healthy smiles; it's also about making the trip to the dentist a calm, pleasant experience so there's no fear of "next time." We take pride in seeing our patients grow into their adult teeth, so we're committed to earning the trust of everyone who visits our clinic—both children and parents. That's why we take extra time to build rapport and earn confidence; it makes the experience easier for everyone. As a part of our care, we use pleasant, simple explanations to answer your child's questions and calm any anxieties. Of course, we're also happy to address any concerns or questions you might have as a parent.

Superior Service Starts Before Your Child's Appointment


We know that your child's perception of his or her visit starts well before he or she climbs into the dentist's chair; that is why we proudly offer a warm, kid-friendly waiting area. We keep a wide variety of storybooks and toys for all ages, so they can have fun while they wait. Also, when your little one goes in for his or her appointment, you'll have access to wi-fi, so you can make the most of your time.

Ready to Schedule Your Child's Next Visit?


Call us today at (315) 800-5020, or go to our easy-to-use online scheduling form for instant registration and confirmation.

Sleep Apnea >>

Talk to Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS about snoring and sleep apneaSleep apnea is a condition that affects how you breathe when sleeping. During sleep, normal breathing can be interrupted for 10 seconds or more hundreds of times during a single night. Untreated sleep apnea prevents you from getting enough deep, restorative sleep. Without enough deep sleep you may be sleepy, lack mental sharpness and be less productive. Long term health effects can be serious, including weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
•  Sleep Apnea Screening
•  Sleep Appliances

Signs of Sleep Apnea


•  Loud, chronic snoring
•  Insomnia
•  Breathing pauses for long periods
•  Waking up often at night
•  Forgetfulness, irritability, depression

Home Treatments for Light Sleep Apnea


•  Avoid sleeping on your back, because your tongue is more likely to block your airway
•  Elevate your head using extra pillows or a body wedge
•  Open your nasal passage via breathing strips, saline nasal flush, or a nasal dilator
•  Lose weight
•  Exercise

Treatments for Moderate to Severe Sleep Apnea


•  Talk to a doctor trained in sleep apnea
•  Use supplemental oxygen while sleeping
•  Use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure) machine
•  Oral appliances made by Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS's office to help keep your airway open

If you think you may have sleep apnea, please give us a call at (315) 800-5020. We can help identify the severity of the sleep apnea and discuss the best treatment options for your unique situation.

Emergency >>

If you have never suffered a dental emergency, consider yourself lucky. If you should suffer one, however, you should know what to do. The actions you take immediately following the emergency could mean the difference between a minor repair and one that is very serious, resulting in permanent loss of your tooth or worse!

The Knocked Out Tooth


The most crucial thing to remember about a knocked out tooth is how to preserve it, especially if you are dealing with a permanent tooth. The key is to keep it moist. Before you pick it up, however, make sure that you can do so from the top of the tooth, not the bottom as you could touch and damage the roots. If you can easily put the tooth back in the socket, do so. If not, place it in your mouth, between your cheek and gums. If that makes you uneasy, you can also store it in a glass of milk.

The Cracked Tooth


A cracked tooth is not as serious as a knocked out tooth, but it still requires an emergency dental visit. As soon as you are able, rinse your mouth out with warm water. You should rinse until you can no longer see blood. Once your mouth is clean, apply a clean, cold compress to the area to limit the amount of swelling that occurs as well as the amount of pain you suffer.

Oral Swelling & Sensitivity


There are a number of reasons why you may experience swelling and sensitivity around your teeth. These symptoms may be an indicator of a more serious problem that should be immediately addressed. If you experience swelling or sensitivity around your teeth, be sure to call Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS and schedule an appointment today.

In any of these dental emergencies you should call our office at (315) 800-5020 right away.
Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS
4525 W Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215-9785
Phone: (315) 800-5020


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