General dentistry is the foundation of all good dental care. At routine dental care visits, we are able to spot early warning signs of common dental and overall health concerns. Dr. Emily Ann Reece offers personalized care based upon a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of your smile.
Dr. Reece collaborates with patients, taking their budget, goals, and oral health into account to determine the right treatment. She then crafts a personalized treatment plan based on their specific needs. Learn about some of the dental services that Dr. Reece offers to patients in her Raleigh, North Carolina dental office below.
What is General Dentistry?
General dentistry deals with preventing, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating common dental issues. Treatment within general dental care will address gum disease, tooth decay, and infections. The main role of a general dentist is to make sure each patient has healthy teeth and gums that function normally. This plays a crucial role is a person’s overall health.
The biggest part of general dental care is the routine dental checkups. These appointments typically occur every six months and are fully covered by most dental insurance providers. Each visit consists of teeth cleanings, x-rays (once a year), a full dental exam, charting of the teeth for children, and a consult with the dentist. Along with an at home oral hygiene routine, this entails the very basic dental care that every needs.
Dentists also play a huge role in referring patients to other dental specialists when a complex condition is found. This may include orthodontic care or periodontal care. These are examples of specialized care that dentists need to help their patients with.
Why are Healthy Teeth So Important?
Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. It is very important that every aspect of it is healthy and works as it should. Your teeth allow you to do vital things for survival including eat and speak.
They are essential in chewing and breaking down your food. This allows your body to get the nutrients it needs for overall health. Teeth also help you form sounds so that you can speak and communicate clearly. Missing or damaged teeth may make it harder for people to understand you.
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Both of these common dental diseases are responsible tooth loss. Regular checkup and daily oral health care are simple habits that will help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Poor oral health is linked so many health conditions. This includes heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. By keeping your oral health in check, you can promote overall health.
Lastly, people with healthy teeth and gums tend to have high self-esteem. When you care for your teeth, you tend to care for yourself as a whole. This will contribute to a positive self-image.
General Dental Treatments in Cary, NC
The scope of general dentistry includes routine visits every six months however, there is so much more we offer. If a patients presents with a tooth cavity, we promptly offer a dental filling or other treatment to fix the problem. The general dentistry we offer in Cary, NC include:
Custom Sports Mouthguard
If you or your child play contact sports, you need to wear professional sports mouthguards. Mouthguards protect teeth from injury, prevent tooth loss, reduce the chance of concussion, and protect dental work from damage. “Boil and bite” mouthguards found in stores don’t offer a custom fit and may fall out or make it difficult to speak.
Professional custom-fit mouthguards fit securely and not restrict speech. Dr. Reece will use dental impressions to create well-fitting and professional sports mouthguards for you or your child.
Call Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in the event of a dental emergency. If your emergency is happening during business hours, call our office to schedule an appointment. If your emergency is after hours you can call our office number. We work to schedule appointments for our patients as soon as possible.
Dr. Reece and her team treat patients who have severe toothaches, knocked out teeth, and broken dental restorations. Some of our emergency treatments can include dental restorations, tooth extractions, filling repair, or infection care.
As a family-oriented dental practice, we accept patients of all ages. We can help you care for your child’s primary (baby) teeth and provide comfortable treatment for them at their first dental visit. Dr. Reece is a caring and compassionate dentist that will assist you in calming any of your child’s fears and ensuring that they can keep lifelong good oral hygiene habits. We aim to provide compassionate dental care in a friendly and modern dentist office.
If you have severely decayed or damaged teeth, then you may need a tooth extraction. Patients with impacted wisdom teeth can also receive tooth extraction treatment. Wisdom teeth are also known as “third molars” because they grow in the back of the mouth.
However, they can be difficult to clean, so some patients who have wisdom teeth may need removal due to tooth decay. Not everyone with wisdom teeth needs removal surgery. Although, if you have painful tooth impactions, decay, or gum issues, your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted.
Our dental office provides root canal treatment to preserve infected teeth. We recommend root canal treatment for patients with a dental infection that has reached the dental pulp inside the tooth. Once bacteria infect the pulp, it can affect the tooth structure’s health. Removing infected pulp and providing patients with fillings and crowns can save permanent teeth.
Book Your Dentist Appointment in Cary, NC Today
Are you looking for a dentist in Raleigh, North Carolina? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Reece today by filling out our dental appointment request form. You can also call us at 919-646-6294.