Two types of anesthesia exist. General anesthesia causes loss of consciousness of the patient. Local (or regional) anesthesia only causes loss of feeling within a specific area of the body. We only provide local anesthesia.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whether it’s perfecting your teeth or brightening them up, The Dr Rick Rzepka’s smile makeovers include tooth whitening, dental veneers, dental implants and more. We try to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible while using state-of-the-art technology that can make your visit more comfortable and convenient and reduce your recovery time.

Botox & Dermal Filler

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

*VISTABEL® outside of North America.


For adults who want a natural look, there’s Dysport, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that disappear, not your expressions.

Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies range from a painful toothache to a severe oral or facial injury. No one plans dental emergencies, and that’s why we offer same-day emergency dental service – so we are there when you need us.


Endodontists are dentists that have received extra years of special training in the treatment of the inside of the tooth, or root canal. Most modern endodontic procedures allow the patient to be comfortable during and after the procedure. The benefits to seeing an endodontist when one has root canal problems is to save their natural teeth and save money in the future over the more complicated procedure of extracting and replacing the tooth.

Family Dentistry for Northeast Ohio

Regular visits to your family dentist can help prevent gum disease and cavities. The American Dental Association recommends check-ups with your family dentist at least twice annually. These check-ups are preventative in nature, and can identify oral health issues before painful symptoms arise.

General Dentistry

Regular visits to your dentist can help prevent gum disease and cavities. The American Dental Association recommends dental check-ups every six months. These check-ups are preventative in nature, and can identify oral health issues before painful symptoms – and costly treatments – are a result.

Implant Dentistry

When you lose a tooth, you may feel self-conscious about talking or smiling. Your bite may also be misaligned, which can lead to other health issues. Dental implants may provide a remedy to these issues. Our implant dentistry services can help make your tooth replacement feel more natural and comfortable.

Jaw Pain and TMJ Treatment

Millions of people suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Because it’s a condition that affects one of the most frequently used joints in the body, the jaw joint, TMJ disorder is very painful. When you eat, speak or make many facial expressions, you are using your jaw joint.

Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene results in a healthy mouth that looks and smells good. Clean, healthy mouths display three main traits: no bad breath, no pain or bleeding and no stains/debris. If you experience any pain or bleeding while brushing or flossing or persistent bad breath, see your dentist because these signs may indicate a larger problem.

Oral Surgery

Surgery performed in the mouth in order to prevent the loss of teeth, replace teeth, or fix problems within the mouth cavity.


The American Dental Association recommends an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. Whether you’re a child or an adult, orthodontics can maximize the effectiveness of your teeth and create a balanced smile. Some orthodontic treatments take longer than others, and depend on factors such as age, oral health and your commitment to oral hygiene.


The branch of dentistry that deals with the caring of children’s oral health.


When a periodontist is recommended by your dentist, this means that your gums need special attention from a specialist in the prevention and treatment of gum disease. Seeing a periodontist at the right time prevents oral related complications and costs in the future.


The branch of dentistry that deals with replacing missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures through the use of bridges, dentures, or other artificial means.

Restorative Dentistry

Like the name suggests, this means returning your mouth back to the same great smile that you deserve and are used to.

Sports Dentistry

As an athlete, you want to perform at your best and limit your injuries. Whether you play contact sports such as football, baseball and hockey, or participate in noncontact sports such as rollerblading and biking, injuries to your mouth area can occur. If you don’t take care of your teeth now, you could face dental injuries that will cost you time and money.

Additional Services

  • Crown & bridge
  • All-Porcelain Crowns
  • All-Porcelain Inlays
  • All-Porcelain Onlays
  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Bonding
  • Dentures
  • Partials
  • Implants
  • Full Gold Crowns
  • Oral surgery
  • Painless One Visit Root Canals
  • Teeth bleaching
  • Lumineers
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Diagnodent – Laser cavity detection
  • Intra-Oral Camera
  • Digital Radiography – 1/4 the amount of x-rays
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Tooth Sealants
  • Snoreguards
  • Nightguards
  • Mouthguards
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Breath Treatments
  • Sterilization Center
  • Latex free office