What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of dental conditions. Additionally, general dentistry encompasses the maintenance of overall oral health through cleanings, exams, gum care, cosmetic, restorative, and preventative services.
Ridgeview Family Dental not only specializes in general dentistry but also offers children’s dentistry which focuses on a patient’s oral health from infancy through their teen years. It is important to protect your teeth by thoroughly brushing at least twice a day and flossing once. In addition to brushing and flossing, it is important to visit the dentist regularly to check up on the health of your teeth. We recommend regular visits once every 6 months to maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent any dental problems from arising.
General Dentistry Services
General dentistry covers a variety of areas in oral health. Ridgeview Family Dental provides the following general services:
- Overall oral health: Good oral hygiene is important to your overall well-being so maintaining your teeth and gums is one of the most important things you can do. In addition to regular cleanings at Ridgeview Family Dental, patients should brush and floss daily. Patients that practice daily preventive care will be able to stop problems before they develop.
- Cavities: 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 Dentistry will repair the tooth by removing the decayed area and placing a filling.
- Tooth Extraction: When a tooth has an excessive amount of decay, disease, or trauma, patients may need to have the tooth extracted. Sometimes patients are in pain and need the tooth removed, other times your dentist may remove the tooth before the pain develops.
- Wisdom tooth removal: Wisdom teeth are a set of molars in the back of your mouth. Sometimes, wisdom teeth do not 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 the removal of wisdom teeth is necessary.
Restorative Dentistry Services
Sometimes patients can still develop a dental condition despite cleanings and proper oral hygiene. In these cases, the dentists at Ridgeview Family Dental may offer restorative services to repair and replace teeth to restore your smile. These services include:
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Ridgeview Family Dental provides a variety of cosmetic services to improve the color, shape, and size of your teeth. These services include:
Schedule an Appointment
We would love to discuss your options! Please call 660-747-9117 to make an appointment. Thanks to our convenient locations in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, and Windsor, we can serve Grain Valley, Odessa, Bates City, and other surrounding areas as well.