expert type icon EXPERT

Lawson S. Rener

Dentist

Dr. Lawson S. Rener is a top Dentist in Kansas City, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Lawson S. Rener is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Lawson S. Rener is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Lawson S. Rener is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Lawson S. Rener is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Lawson S. Rener
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • DDS at University of Missouri
  • Accepting new patients

Do toothaches always mean an infection?

No, teeth may be sore from sensitivity issues, worn or defective restorations or excessive biting forces.

What medications are prescribed after a root canal?

Depending on the circumstances, a patient may leave a root canal appointment with a prescription for an antibiotic and/or pain medication.

How often to use mouth wash?

There are really two diseases we recommend rinses. The two diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease. Fluoride rinses are specifically for decay and antiseptic rinses READ MORE
There are really two diseases we recommend rinses. The two diseases are tooth decay and periodontal disease. Fluoride rinses are specifically for decay and antiseptic rinses are for gums. For using fluoride rinses, depending on your other fluoride intake, rinse and expectorate should not be a problem.

Is it okay to swallow the gel applied for a mouth ulcer?

Usually OTC mouth relief anesthetic contains benzocaine. Moderate use of this gel and swallowing of some of the gel should not be a problem. The tongue and throat may have some READ MORE
Usually OTC mouth relief anesthetic contains benzocaine. Moderate use of this gel and swallowing of some of the gel should not be a problem. The tongue and throat may have some momentary loss of feeling. I would not recommend swallowing the material directly from the tube however.

Can a gum infection pass to other parts of the body?

Yes, plaques of diseased areas in organs have been cultured and found to have oral microflora or bacteria types. Regular dental appointments, good oral hygiene at home and reduction READ MORE
Yes, plaques of diseased areas in organs have been cultured and found to have oral microflora or bacteria types. Regular dental appointments, good oral hygiene at home and reduction of dental calculus are important to prevent spreading of bacteria to other parts of the body.

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits are important to catch gum disease early. Good overall health, no diabetes, non smoking are all positive for gum health. READ MORE
Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits are important to catch gum disease early. Good overall health, no diabetes, non smoking are all positive for gum health. Watch out for consistently bleeding gums.

How can I stop my husband from grinding his teeth in his sleep?

Teeth grinding is seen as a result of stress and tension. Night guards are routinely placed to protect the teeth from chipping and open the bite dimension to reduce pressure in READ MORE
Teeth grinding is seen as a result of stress and tension. Night guards are routinely placed to protect the teeth from chipping and open the bite dimension to reduce pressure in the jaw joint. Ultimately, the best treatment is to reduce or eliminate the stress and tension.

I suddenly have a gap in between my front teeth. Why?

Gaps in between teeth can result from previous posterior teeth having been extracted and not replaced. Missing teeth can allow other teeth to shift in the mouth. Excessive tooth READ MORE
Gaps in between teeth can result from previous posterior teeth having been extracted and not replaced. Missing teeth can allow other teeth to shift in the mouth. Excessive tooth grinding may also contribute to gaps. Untreated periodontal disease with loss of supporting bone may allow teeth to migrate too.

What is the medication that the dentist will use as an anesthesia before my root canal?

Lidocaine and carbocaine are very common local anesthetics and can be combined with epinephrine in various concentrations.

When should I consider getting dental implants?

Implants are an outstanding option to replace single teeth or multiple teeth as part of a comprhensive plan. Some patients do not want to file the teeth next to the space for READ MORE
Implants are an outstanding option to replace single teeth or multiple teeth as part of a comprhensive plan. Some patients do not want to file the teeth next to the space for a cemented bridge or they do not want a removable tooth option. An implant can replace a single tooth independently. Implants are also nice when replacing multiple teeth or supporting a full denture.

My tooth in the back is half broken, what should I do?

You can pack the area with a wax or sugar free gum plug until you can get to the dentist. I would recommend seeing a dentist immediately as a tooth broken in half with pain present READ MORE
You can pack the area with a wax or sugar free gum plug until you can get to the dentist. I would recommend seeing a dentist immediately as a tooth broken in half with pain present could have a pulp exposure or involvement that would require a root canal or endodontic treatment to prevent further infection and pain. Be seen soon.
Dr. Rener