General Dentistry In Warrensburg & Oak Grove, MO
Protect Your Overall Wellness
A whole and healthy smile can be a great source of confidence. Oral wellness is a team effort, and the dental professionals at Ridgeview Family Dental are here to serve as your support team. Our expert dentist provides general dentistry services to keep your smile healthy for Missouri patients in Grain Valley, Odessa, Bates City, and the surrounding areas.
General dentistry involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of dental conditions. General dentistry also encompasses the maintenance of overall oral health, providing patients with services that will effectively protect their gums and teeth from oral diseases. Ridgeview Family Dental has experience in general dentistry but also offers children’s dentistry services, which means you never need to go from office to office to get quality dental care for your whole family.
When a tooth decays or breaks down, a cavity can develop as a result. Over time, the cavity, or hole, can grow bigger and deeper, leaving your tooth vulnerable to infection. Our dentists at Ridgeview Family Dental will repair the tooth by removing the decayed area and placing a dental filling.
If the decay or infection has progressed into the tooth’s pulp, root canal therapy may be required. In this case, we can refer you to one of our specialists that can eliminate the infection and preserve your natural tooth, giving you a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.
When a tooth has an excessive amount of decay, disease, or damage, patients may need to have a tooth extracted. Tooth removal may be performed to stop painful symptoms, or even before the pain has a chance to develop. Impacted teeth, or teeth that have failed to breach the gumline, can cause painful problems, and are especially common with wisdom teeth.
Protecting your teeth is imperative to your overall oral health and wellness, and, if you play contact sports or maintain an active lifestyle, your smile may be at risk of a sports injury. To protect your smile, Dr. Young or Dr. Kingsolver may prescribe a mouthguard to prevent injuries so you don’t have to sacrifice your activities. For patients who suffer from night time teeth grinding (bruxism), Ridgeview Family Dental also offers nightguards to ensure the longevity of your teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend that you get a dental cleaning once every six months, or twice a year. Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is also essential for your oral hygiene, but some hard-to-reach areas can be prone to plaque and tartar build-up, and bacteria.
Our dental team can help rid those areas of debris and buildup so they’re less likely to develop into serious dental issues. With our professional dental tools, we can easily get rid of hardened plaque and detect tiny areas of decay that would otherwise develop into bigger cavities.
No, teeth cleanings don’t cause damage to your teeth. Getting regular dental cleanings can prevent your teeth from becoming damaged. Routine dental cleanings eliminate harmful bacteria on your teeth that can lead to cavities and oral disease. Regular teeth cleanings help prevent serious oral health issues and can save you from invasive procedures.
The dental filling process can be slightly painful, depending on how severe the cavity is. Our dentists use the best tools and techniques available to ensure your procedure is as painless and stress-free as possible. Many patients don’t even need anesthesia for simple treatments.
If you feel anxious about your filling or you have very sensitive teeth, we offer dental sedation. Nitrous oxide sedation can help you feel relaxed and numbs pain, so the filling procedure will pass by quickly.
Some signs and symptoms may indicate a cavity, including:
- A visible hole or pit in your tooth
- Unusual sensitivity to hot water or foods
- A localized pain in your tooth or near the gum line
- A change in the color of your tooth
Visit Ridgeview Family Dental
Our two convenient locations in Warrensburg and Oak Grove proudly offer a multitude of dental services for the entire family. The experts of Ridgeview Family Dental are here to support your journey to optimal dental wellness.
If you’re a Missouri patient in Grain Valley, Odessa, Bates City, and the surrounding areas seeking to keep your oral health in prime condition, our experienced dental team can take care of all your dental needs. Call our office at (660) 747-9117 to schedule an appointment or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.