General Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO

We are happy to see families! In fact, we have seen generations of families at Blue Stream Dental. Our general and family dentistry services encompass several dental treatments that are aimed at helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime. Whether you are bringing your child for a simple dental checkup or you are in need of a more complex restorative procedure like root canal treatment, we are here to care for your family’s smiles. Dr. Ledford is pleased to provide comprehensive general and family dentistry to meet all of your dental needs and goals for a healthy, beautiful smile.

We encourage all of our patients to visit us at least once every six months. During these routine appointments, we will provide a thorough dental cleaning and exam to make sure that your smile is in good health. Depending on your individual dental needs, you may need to come to our office more often. If you notice any type of dental pain or damage, or if you experience a dental emergency, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible to receive the high-quality dental care you need. To learn more about our dental services and to schedule your family’s next visit to our friendly office, contact us today. We are eager to care for you!

Our dentist, Dr. William D. Ledford, is committed to your dental care and that of your family’s dental care, and he will give you his best. For an appointment for general and family dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri, we hope you will contact us at 816-569-9787.

Mouth Guards

When your teeth and mouth need protection from contact sports, bruxism, or to help with snoring, our dentist, Dr. William D. Ledford can customize a mouthguard. At Blue Stream Dental, we want to prevent injury, not just treat it, so please give us a call at 816-569-9787 for a consultation.

We are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and free from pain. To help us do this, we provide several types of mouthguards at our office. For our athletic patients, we often recommend a type of mouthguard called a sports guard. These fit over your teeth while you play sports to protect your smile from injury. Sports guards are especially important for our patients who play high-contact sports such as wrestling, football, hockey, and rugby; however, all types of athletes can benefit from an athletic mouth guard. Whether you play soccer, basketball, or baseball, a sports guard can be a great way to protect your smile and keep it safe.

While a number of types of athletic mouthguards are available, a custom-made mouthguard is the most effective in protecting your smile. This type of mouthguard is designed to comfortably fit your smile and prevent dental injury such as knocked out and chipped teeth. A sports guard can also help to prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, and gums.

Contact our dental office today to learn more about mouth guards and their benefits. We look forward to caring for your smile!

Pediatric Dentisitry

Our kind and compassionate dentist has specialized training to care for your little ones at Blue Stream Dental. When you come to visit Dr. William D. Ledford, we will do what we can to make your children our top priority, taking great care for their comfort and safety. We welcome your call to set up an appointment and speak with our dentist about your goals or concerns. Please contact us at 816-569-9787 to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri, today!

At our practice, we enjoy caring for patients of all ages, including children. We encourage you to bring your child to our dental office every six months for a regular dental exam and cleaning. During this visit, our friendly dental team will gently clean your child’s teeth and check for signs of dental problems, such as tooth decay. We understand that it is important to build a positive, trusting relationship between your child and the dentist at a young age, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your child feels comfortable and safe at our office. If you have any questions about your child’s dental health or oral development, ask us anytime during the visit or by calling our dental office.

In addition to bringing your child to our office for regular check-ups, it is important that you help your child establish good oral hygiene habits at home. Teach your child to brush and floss their teeth every day, and help them maintain a balanced, healthy diet. We invite you to call or visit Blue Stream Dental to learn more about pediatric dentistry and how we can care for you and your family.

Root Canal Treatment

Discomfort and pain can be the result of an infection in the pulp of the tooth, which Dr. William D. Ledford may recommend treating with a root canal. Once an infection is detected, our dentist can likely save the tooth and prevent further infection and damage. Please call Blue Stream Dental at 816-569-9787 to relieve your pain with root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and hence necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, Dr. Ledford will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. However, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentist, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit Blue Stream Dental. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.

Tooth Extractions

Damage, infection, or overcrowding may necessitate tooth extractions in some patients. If you are in this situation, we invite you to contact our dentist, Dr. William D. Ledford, for a consultation. We can ensure you have a pain-free experience. Call Blue Stream Dental today at 816-569-9787 and relieve your discomfort!

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments, if needed, to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function.

Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
  • Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
  • Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth

Dr. Ledford uses great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so you can properly take care of your smile as it heals. For more information on tooth extractions, and to schedule, your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, call or visit us today!