What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry involves the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of a wide range of dental conditions, and the maintenance of overall oral health for patients of all ages. Ridgeview Family Dental not only specializes in general dentistry but also offers Children’s Dentistry as well as Cosmetic Dentistry services such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and porcelain crowns.
How often should I see a dentist?
The recommended time to see a dentist is every 6 months. However, if you do have any concerns or having any oral discomfort call us as this may require a dental visit to take a deeper look at the problem.
What issues are treated at Ridgeview Family Dental?
- Overall oral health
- Root Canal
- Tooth Extraction
- Wisdom Tooth removal
- TMJ Treatment
What is a root canal?
A root canal is the most commonly performed endodontic procedure. It treats problems within a tooth’s soft core, also known as the dental pulp. The dental pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that provide nutrients to the tooth as it grows. Sometimes, the pulp can become infected and, as a result, the nerve and surrounding tissue must be removed from the tooth through the root canal procedure.
Root Canal Symptoms
- Severe toothache
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Is root canal procedure painful?
Although many patients think of root canals as being painful and uncomfortable, that is usually not the case. Local anesthesia is used to numb the affected area, although it may not be needed because the nerve tissue is dead. However, anesthesia often helps patients relax.
Root Canal Recovery
It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area for a few days after your root canal treatment as your body undergoes the natural healing process. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over-the- counter pain medications. It is important for you to follow the instructions on how to take these medications. Also be sure to follow post-treatment care instructions.
Schedule an Appointment
We would love to discuss your options! Please call 660-747-9117 to make an appointment. We serve Grain Valley, Odessa, Bates City and surrounding areas. Thanks to our convenient locations in Warrensburg, Oak Grove and Windsor.