Vista Ridge Family Dentistry is a comprehensive family dental practice, which means we strive to provide families with all of the dental services that they want and need. Our in-house services allow us to create treatment plans customized to each patient. General dentistry provides some of the most important types of treatment that we offer in our Cedar Park, TX office. Preventative dental care is a part of general dentistry, meaning that services like extractions or emergency dental treatments can prevent the need for more complex care down the road. Our general dental treatments maintain oral health and prevent future dental problems.
Why visit the dentist regularly?
When you visit our office for a routine appointment, we can provide personalized care for preventive dental services:
- Routine Cleanings & Exams
- Fluoride Treatments
- Dental Sealants
- Halitosis Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screenings
Routine dental treatment every six months keeps the teeth and gums healthy and can stop common dental health problems like cavities and gum disease.
General Dentistry in Cedar Park, TX
Preventive dental care is an excellent investment that patients from all different dental backgrounds can utilize to maintain optimal oral health. Our preventive services include:
We offer emergency dental treatment for patients who require immediate dental care. Emergency dental services can treat problems like toothaches, lost or broken dental restorations, and knocked-out permanent teeth.
Our dental office provides pediatric services for children and teenagers. We aim to create a comfortable environment for all patients when they visit us, particularly younger patients, as they may have anxiety about visiting the dentist. Our kid-friendly amenities and compassionate dental team help children feel more comfortable when they visit with us for dental care.
Our dental sedation options help patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their dental care. Under sedation, patients do not feel any pain or discomfort. We provide nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and oral conscious sedation to patients with a range of oral health needs. Sedation can benefit patients with anxiety or dental fear or help patients who require more lengthy treatments.
We provide sleep apnea treatment to help patients get a good night’s sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, a common type of sleep apnea, occurs when soft tissues collapse, blocking the airway. A nightguard can help patients with mild to moderate OSA who experience pauses in breathing during the night. This oral appliance keeps the airway open.
Root Canals: preserving your natural teeth
Root canal treatments are never a favorite dental service among patients. However, they can be crucial for restoring your smile and preventing more invasive and costly procedures down the road. We provide gentle and efficient root canal treatments that will have you smiling big again in no time.
There’s no way for patients to know whether they need a root canal on their own. Visiting an experienced dentist to examine your teeth and gums is essential. Here are a few symptoms that can indicate that a root canal may be necessary:
- Severe tooth pain
- Sudden tooth sensitivity
- Change in tooth color
- Swollen or tender gums
- A loose tooth
Are Root Canals Painful?
Root canals have a bad reputation for being very uncomfortable and painful dental procedures because they used to be much more painful than they are now. Fortunately, advancements in dental technology now allow root canal treatments to be more similar to receiving a dental filling from the patient’s perspective. Suppose restorative dental treatments tend to cause you anxiety, or you want your root canal treatment to fly by. In that case, our office also provides several choices for dental sedation that you are welcome to utilize.
We perform root canals when harmful bacteria can access the inside of a tooth through untreated dental trauma or tooth decay and cause an infection. When this happens, the only way to treat the infection is by creating a small hole in the top of the tooth and clearing out the infected tissue. However, if the infection is left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the mouth and body and cause serious consequences, so seeking treatment as soon as possible is important.
We may need to remove teeth for various reasons, from excessive damage to stubborn baby teeth that prevent an adult tooth from growing properly. Our team performs gentle dental extractions that are comfortable for the patient throughout the entire process. Before extractions, we can assess how teeth affect your oral health and plan the extraction if it is needed to prevent further tooth loss, damage, or infection.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you need a Cedar Park dentist? Call Vista Ridge Family Dentistry for routine dental care today at 512-866-9654. Feel free to request a dental appointment online. Please let us know your questions or concerns about your oral health. We’re here to help.