Family Dentistry

Evers & Gardner Dental is a full-service, family-friendly practice that offers checkups and cleanings, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, prosthetics, orthodontics, and periodontal care to residents of the Kansas City, Missouri area. Our team at Evers & Gardner Dental prioritizes preventive treatment, early detection through receiving regular checkups, and patient education as well to help reduce the incidence of oral health conditions that can be problematic and destructive in their more advanced stages.

We are currently accepting new patients. Please call our office to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team for appointments and questions.

Checkups and Cleanings

Visiting our practice for routine checkups and cleanings will help you and your family establish optimal oral health. Everyone from toddlers to seniors needs to receive two dental cleanings and checkups per year. By visiting our practice every six months, you can greatly increase the odds of detecting potential problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer as early as possible. Cleanings and checkups are non-invasive, comfortable, and affordable. Our guests enjoy the friendly, serene atmosphere our staff provides.

Pediatric Care

Children’s oral health is as important as any other age group. In fact, it’s recommended that all children visit a dentist around the time of their first birthday. This is helpful for detecting potential congenital or developmental abnormalities. Taking your child to the dentist is also an opportunity to monitor the development and emergence of teeth. Evers & Gardner Dental is proud to help children establish trust with their dental health care providers and a foundation of necessary oral health education.

Sedation Dentistry

Sometimes sedation is used in dental and medical treatments to increase a person’s emotional and physical comfort. When it comes to oral health care, sedation dentistry can involve the use of prescription medication, which gives light sedation. This is different than full anesthesia. If you suffer from dental phobia or are concerned with your comfort during treatment, please discuss your concerns with one of our caring team members.

Dental Emergencies

Evers & Gardner Dental offers same-day (for patients of record) and next-day emergency dental appointments for people in and around Kansas City’s Northland area. If you are suffering from dental trauma such as a knocked out or broken tooth, the onset of sudden orofacial or tooth pain, or require treatment for a broken/failing restoration or prosthetic, it is important to call our office as soon as possible. When calling, be sure to discuss the nature of your emergency and your symptoms so that we can prepare for your visit.

Evers & Gardner Dental is accepting new patients. Call us today to reserve a consultation with one of our dentists.

FAQ:

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

You should go to the dentist regularly to protect the health of your teeth and gums. Visiting the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings is an important aspect of establishing good oral health for a lifetime. Foregoing important routine appointments puts your oral health at grave risk. In most instances, receiving routine care gives our team and patients an opportunity to address problems as soon as they are detected.

Keeping routine appointments ensures that patients enjoy the benefits of early detection. Detecting potential issues early means that most people enjoy the wallet-friendly and minimally invasive treatment. Moreover, conservative treatment normally means that damage to oral structure is minimal. The more biological tissue that can be preserved, the better. Damaged structures like teeth, for instance, cannot heal on their own. They must be treated with restorations. Preserving tooth structure will help extend the lifespan of natural teeth for optimal oral function and a healthy looking smile.

How often should I brush and floss?

Brushing and flossing should be a part of your daily life. You should brush at least twice per day and no more than three times in a 24-hour period. When brushing, be sure to brush in soft, circular and back and forth motions for two to three minutes with an ADA-accepted toothbrush.

Brushing thoroughly and properly will help remove most of the day’s deposits of debris and plaque. Although brushing cleans a great deal of oral structure, it is not enough to keep teeth and gums as clean as they should be. Since brushing only cleans about 70% of a person’s oral structures, flossing daily is a necessity. We recommend flossing at night, just before bedtime.

How often should I have a cleaning?

Dental cleanings are an important aspect of maintaining a healthy smile. Since at-home oral hygiene doesn’t thoroughly remove all debris, cleanings are necessary to give teeth and gums a deep clean. By using handheld dental instruments, a dental hygienist will gently scrape away harmful debris like tartar (which cannot be removed by flossing or brushing), irrigate teeth and oral structures with water, and polish teeth to a beautiful shine. Cleanings will leave your mouth feeling unbelievably pristine while serving a preventive purpose. Having regular professional cleanings will reduce your risks for periodontal disease and dental caries.

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is an amenity provided to patients who require additional medication to increase their level of physical and emotional comfort while receiving treatment. For some, sedation dentistry is beneficial for overcoming dental anxiety and phobia. Others may need sedation to increase physical comfort during more invasive treatments.

The type of sedation provided will depend on the nature of a person’s situation. Our team might prescribe a mild sedating medication to be taken about an hour before one’s procedure. This type of medication relieves feelings of worry and anxiety while also relaxing the central nervous system, which can be advantageous for increasing comfort during more invasive treatments.