General Dentistry for Independence, Blue Springs & Lee's Summit MO


From cleanings and checkups to emergency dental care, general dentistry forms the basis of good oral health. If you're in need of a general dentist in Independence, MO and nearby areas, give us a call. Our team of dentists at Dental Excellence provide exceptional general dentistry treatments and will exceed your expectations for your oral care. See our extensive list of general care options below and give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Common Procedures

Whether you need a root canal or just a small cavity treatment, our team has the experience needed to get your oral health back on track. We'll help keep you comfortable while providing the quality care you need for oral health. That is why many people have chosen us as their dentist in Blue Springs and surrounding areas.

Preventive Care

The best way to protect your teeth from damage and decay is active prevention. Regular cleanings and fluoride treatments can fight decay and cavities before they seriously damage your teeth. We also provide dental sealant treatments and mouth guards to help protect your teeth from some of the most common sources of damage and wear.

Children's Dentistry

Dental Excellence offers a wide range of children’s dentistry services to meet a variety of needs. We also understand the importance of helping your child feel comfortable and confident about visiting the dentist, and our team is committed to making that happen. We’ll take the time to talk to your child and help them feel calm and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Children are an important part of our practice and good dental health and hygiene are both vital for your child.

Ensuring the right dental practices from a young age will set them up for life. From their first birthday onwards, you can and should bring your child to Dental Excellence and get into the habit of having their teeth checked and professionally cleaned. Our team can offer children’s dentistry services including cleaning, sealants, fluoride treatments, extractions, orthodontics and many more. Choose us and we’ll work hard to not only offer the best services but also win the trust of your child.

Oral Cancer Screenings

General Dentistry

General dentistry keeps your mouth healthy and provides a confident smile

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We understand that the health of your mouth is connected to the health of your whole body. We'll keep an eye out for any sign of health problems--not just those that affect your teeth. You can expect an oral cancer screening each time you come in for a checkup, so that we can catch any problems early.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can be beneficial for both the patient and the dentist. That’s why many people choose sedation, and the good thing about it is that there’s a level and form of sedation to suit every need. We understand that each patient is different, as is each treatment. That’s why we’ll always assess your needs, discuss the options with you and find the approach to sedation that works best.

Sedation dentistry particularly useful for people who suffer anxiety about having dental work carried out. It can soothe those issues and allow the patient to relax while the dentist focuses on offering a professional service. Oral sedation, IV sedation and general anesthesia are all options that can be explored when finding the sedation option that’s right for you.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are a revolutionary technique that allows us to take an x-ray image with an electronic sensor instead of film. The pictures are imported directly to a computer, allowing us to diagnose problems earlier and more accurately than ever before. Not only are digital X-rays better for your teeth, but they are better for your entire body. Digital imaging allows us to reduce radiation exposure by up to 90%.

Laser Dentistry

Although lasers have been used as a dentistal tool for years, many people still don't know the benefits of laser dentistry. Laser dentistry can make cavity treatment more comfortable than ever before, and to contour gum lines and treat oral infections with precision. You'll love the accuracy and quick recovery time laser treatment provides.

Snoring Prevention

Almost half of Americans snore at night, causing both them and their loved ones to lose sleep. However, snoring can be a sign of a bigger problem: sleep apnea. We help our snoring patients to understand the root of the problem and to find the right solutions for their unique situation.

Dental Sealants

The most common place to develop cavities is in the chewing surfaces of your molars, where natural pits and crevices trap food and bacteria. To prevent this, we offer dental sealants to protect your teeth.

Root Canals

When an infection sets in deep in the tooth, it’s often necessary to have a root canal procedure carried out. But that shouldn’t make you fear; modern root canal procedures are quicker than you might think and sedation options ease the procedure too. The procedure will save the tooth and also prevent the infection from spreading to your jawbone.

Once your dentist has carried out the numbing and anesthesia, the procedure will begin. This is when the infected tooth is opened up and all of the diseased pulp from within it is removed. During this part of the procedure, the tooth will also be irrigated to clean it all out. It’s then filled in and a temporary filling can be put in place before a crown can be fitted later. If you’re showing signs of a tooth infection, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dental Excellence.

Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, will usually emerge in your late teens or early twenties. While it is possible for them to come in without incident, problems with the wisdom teeth are common, and extraction is often the best choice for your health.

Tooth Extractions

When a tooth is causing severe issues, potentially after an infection, it’s sometimes necessary to carry out tooth extractions. Extractions are usually carried out when the tooth can’t be saved via alternative procedures such as root canals. For many people, the very best way to relieve the pain they’ve been experiencing is by having the tooth extracted.

There are other reasons why a tooth extraction might be required as well. Extensive damage, root canal failure, teeth crowding, gum disease and improper tooth growth might all lead to the need for a tooth extraction. One of our dentists will assess your situation before working to find the approach and solution that achieves the outcomes you’re looking for.

Athletic Mouthguards

Mouth injuries can have dramatic and highly damaging consequences. That’s why it’s in your best interest to take steps to prevent them from occurring in the first place. With a custom made athletic mouthguard, that’s exactly what you’ll be able to achieve. They’re effective at protecting your mouth and teeth from injury, and with our help you can get one that’s specifically designed for your mouth.

Everyone’s mouth and teeth are different, so we’ll ensure your custom mouthguard offers exactly the kind of protection you need. Using a custom athletic mouthguard not only protects your teeth but also your brain, as well as ensuring the cosmetic aesthetic of your smile is properly maintained and providing you the comfort you need. To put it bluntly, custom mouthguards fit better and are much more comfortable to wear when playing sports.

Emergency Dental Care

Everyone should have a dentist they can call for emergency dental care. Quick access to professional help is the most important factor in recovery after an oral accident. That's why each of our doctors provide an after-hours emergency number. With Dental Excellence, you're sure to find the help that you need. If you need an emergency dentist in Independence, contact us today.

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