General Dentistry in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, and Windsor, MO
What is General Dentistry?
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.
In addition to an oral hygiene routine, it’s important to visit the dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. We recommend visits to our office once every six months or at least twice a year to maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent any dental problems from arising.
Ridgeview Family Dental not only specializes in general dentistry but also offers children’s dentistry, which focuses on patient’s oral health from infancy through their teen years.
Good oral hygiene is essential to your overall health and wellness. Maintaining your teeth and gums is one of the most important preventative measures you can take to ensure your oral health stays in great condition. In addition to regular cleanings at Ridgeview Family Dental, patients should adopt a good at-home oral hygiene routine consisting of brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Patients that practice daily preventive care will have a higher chance of stopping problems before they develop.
How often do you get dental cleanings?
We recommend that you get a dental cleaning once every six months or twice a year. Brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential for your oral hygiene, but there are some hard-to-reach areas that 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 become cavities. With our professional tools, we can easily get rid of hardened plaque and detect tiny areas of decay that would otherwise develop into bigger cavities.
Can teeth cleaning damage your teeth?
No, teeth cleanings don’t cause damage to your teeth. In fact, getting regular dental cleanings can prevent your teeth from becoming damaged. Cleanings get rid of 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.
Cavity Treatment & Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth decays or breaks down, a cavity can develop. Over time, the cavity, or hole, can grow bigger and deeper. Our dentists at Ridgeview Family Dental will repair the tooth by removing the decayed area and placing a filling.
If the decay or infection has progressed into the tooth pulp, root canal therapy may be required. Our exceptional dental team can eliminate the infection and preserve your natural tooth, giving you a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.
Are dental fillings painful?
The dental filling process can be slightly painful, depending on how severe the cavity is. Our dentists use the best tools and techniques available. 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.
What are the symptoms of a cavity?
There are multiple signs and symptoms that 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.
Tooth Extraction & Wisdom Tooth Removal
When a tooth has an excessive amount of decay, disease, or trauma, patients may need to have a tooth extracted. Sometimes patients are in pain and need the tooth removed, other times your dentist may remove the tooth before the pain develops. Impacted teeth can potentially cause problems, this is especially common with wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth are a set of molars in the back of your mouth. Sometimes wisdom teeth don’t emerge properly or are trapped by other teeth and may need to be removed. With an exam, your dentist will be able to determine if it’s necessary to remove your wisdom teeth.
Visit Ridgeview Family Dental
Thanks to our three convenient locations in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, and Windsor, we proudly offer a multitude of dental services for the entire family. Our experienced dental team can take care of all your dental needs, just call our office at (660)-747-9117 to schedule an appointment.