Affordable Dentistry for the Whole Family!
Our goal is to provide the best dental care available in a comfortable and safe environment. Rest assured that you will be treated by doctors that are highly trained and up-to-date with the latest advances and technologies in dentistry.
We look forward to seeing you at Wind River Dental & Orthodontics!
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FULL-SERVICE GENERAL DENTISTRY FOR EXCELLENT ORAL HYGIENE
For adults over the age of 35, there is a greater risk for tooth loss as the result of periodontal disease (gum disease) than there is from tooth decay. In fact, current statistics estimate that as many as 3 out of every 4 adults will be challenged by gum disease during their lifetime. Actively working to improve your oral hygiene through proper brushing and flossing is the best way to lower your risk for cavities and gum disease. To further improve your oral health, the team at Wind River Dental & Orthodontics offers a complete line of general dentistry services for the life of your smile.
PREVENTION IS YOUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
Periodontal disease and tooth decay are caused by a colorless film of bacterial plaque that clings to your gums and teeth, thanks to its sticky texture. Since this film of plaque is constantly forming, daily brushing and flossing will serve as your primary line of defense against these oral diseases. In as few as 24 hours, any unremoved plaque will begin to harden into tartar, especially along the gumline and between the teeth.
While brushing and flossing each day will help to minimize the formation of plaque and tartar, regularly scheduled professional cleanings will ensure that any residual buildup is thoroughly removed. The dental professionals in our office can provide you with preventive oral hygiene services as well as personalized general dentistry procedures to optimize the health of your smile for life.
We Offer a Complete Line of General Dentistry Services:
- Periodontal (Gum Disease) Treatments
- Resin (Tooth-Colored) Dental Fillings
- Porcelain Dental Crowns
- Fixed (Permanent) Dental Bridges
- Removable Dentures and Partial Dentures
- Root Canal Therapy (RCT)
- Non-surgical TMJ Disorder Treatment
While our team will do everything possible to save a diseased or damaged tooth, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable. A common reason a to
oth needs to be extracted is if it is damaged beyond repair. A badly infected tooth can lead to the development of an abscess, which can affect the vitality of the entire oral cavity if left untreated. Abscesses are painful infections that start at the root of a tooth. Other common reasons for extractions include removing baby teeth during tooth transition and taking out wisdom teeth (third molars). Sometimes baby teeth do not fall out fast enough to create space for emerging permanent teeth. In these instances, an extraction may be necessary so that an adult tooth can emerge. Wisdom teeth are typically removed as a precautionary measure because their retention can lead to a host of oral health problems including infections, issues with tooth alignment, and the development of cavities or gum disease. When performing extractions, we take great care to keep our patients comfortable and at ease.
Our general dentistry services are designed to complement and enhance the state of your oral health. We understand that your oral health needs can change from year to year and we are here to help you to stay on track. You can trust our team to provide you and your family with customized guidance and support in order to keep your smile comfortable, attractive, and healthy throughout your lifetime. Maintaining a healthy and fully-functional smile isn’t optional, it’s a necessity. It’s an essential part of a healthy life, and we are proud to partner with you in the process.
Contact a member of our first-class dental team to reserve your appointment today.
I had little to no pain which is a big deal having a bunch of dental work done and Dr. Ross was very meticulous and made sure everything was perfect.
Dr Ross and his staff are absolutely amazing. Their care and attention to detail are outstanding.
We believe that our success is only achieved by honestly listening to and clearly communicating with our patients to help them achieve your dental goals. We believe that our patients are our highest priority and should be treated as such. We aim to create long-lasting relationships built upon trust, honesty and integrity. It is our goal to provide the best dental care available in a comfortable and safe environment. Rest assured that you will be treated by doctors that are highly trained and up-to-date with the latest advances and technologies in dentistry. We look forward to seeing you at Wind River Dental & Orthodontics!
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MEET DR. ROSS
Dr. Ross received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Physiology from the University of Utah. He went on to graduate from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2009. After dental school, he and his family moved to the state of Colorado and practiced general dentistry for several years as an associate dentist, partner and eventual owner. During that time, he dedicated numerous hours to continuing education to learn advanced techniques and skills in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics, endodontics and implant dentistry.
Conveniently located in Denton
Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
Sometimes people think that visiting the dentist is only necessary when one has symptoms such as a toothache or bleeding gums. Unfortunately, this line of thinking can be dangerous for a person’s oral health because many common conditions begin without noticeable symptoms. By the time symptoms manifest, something that was once as simple as a small cavity, for example, can require endodontic therapy (root canal treatment) or the need for a tooth extraction. Visiting our practice for routine checkups and cleanings helps patients prevent disease and assists greatly with early detection, which overwhelmingly results in more conservative and cost-effective treatments.
How often should I brush and floss?
In addition to receiving routine oral healthcare, patients should brush and floss their teeth meticulously as oral hygiene is one of the foundations of establishing and maintaining good oral health. Ideally, people should brush at least twice a day with one of those brushings occurring shortly before bedtime. We recommend that patients use ADA approved toothpastes and toothbrushes, too. All the surfaces of teeth along with the tongue, gums, and linings of cheeks should be brushed in soft, circular motions for about two minutes. On top of regular and proper brushing, people should floss once per day, every day – preferably at nighttime. Flossing is important for cleaning between teeth and for disrupting the formation of plaque along the gums.
What if I have a dental emergency?
Sometimes accidents are unavoidable. If you have chipped or knocked out a tooth or developed a painful toothache, we recommend calling our practice as soon as possible so that we can schedule a time for you to receive treatment. We encourage our patients to keep our business cards handy at home, in their wallets or purses, and in their vehicles in the event of an emergency so that we can be reached in a timely manner.
How often should I have a cleaning?
Even if a person brushes and flosses properly, he or she should receive two dental cleanings each year. A cleaning is necessary for removing calcified plaque (tartar), which cannot be removed by home-based oral hygiene.
Do tooth extractions hurt?
A tooth extraction itself is not overly uncomfortable. In fact, many people do not experience painful sensations because we will thoroughly anesthetize the area locally and in some instances, administer nitrous oxide gas or an oral sedative to promote comfort and relaxation. Our practice takes our patients’ experiences very seriously and we do everything in our power to ensure a positive, comfortable environment.