General Dentistry Cary NC

General dentistry is the foundation of good dental care. During routine visits, we can spot early signs of dental and overall health issues. Dr. Emily Ann Reece provides personalized care in Cary, NC, based on a full evaluation of your smile.

She works with patients to consider their budget, goals, and oral health to find the right treatment. Dr. Reece then creates a personalized treatment plan to meet their needs. Here are some of the dental services she offers at her Raleigh, North Carolina, dental office.

General Dental Care Cary, NC

Choosing Dr. Emily Reece For General Dental Care

Dr. Reece earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from dental school. She then completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. After that, she continued her dental education.

Dr. Reece is a member of the American Dental Association, which supports dentists and educates the public. Her experience as a dentist in Cary helps her provide high-quality care to patients of all ages. She focuses on prevention and maintenance to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Dr. Reece can also treat complex dental problems, including dental implants.

What is General Dentistry?

With general dentistry, we prevent, check, diagnose, and treat common dental problems to improve your dental health. General dental care can help with issues like gum disease and tooth decay. A general dentist’s main job is to make sure you have healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental care is important for your oral and overall health.

The most important part of preventive care is routine checkups, which usually happen every six months. Most dental insurance covers routine dental care completely.

Each visit consists of the following:

  • Dental cleanings
  • X-rays (once a year)
  • A full dental exam
  • Charting the teeth for children
  • A consult with our dentist

A good at-home oral hygiene routine can also support your basic dental care. Our dentists can also refer patients to other dental specialists for complex conditions. This may include orthodontic or periodontal care.

Why are Healthy Teeth Essential?

Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Good oral health ensures that your teeth and gums work as they should. Your teeth allow you to do vital things for survival, including eating and speaking.

Teeth are essential to chew and break down food, which helps your body to get the nutrients it needs for overall health. Your teeth also help you form sounds to speak and communicate clearly.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will prevent common issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Left untreated, these problems lead to tooth loss, and missing or damaged teeth may make it harder for others to understand you.

In addition to problems eating and speaking, you can experience jaw bone loss if you lose permanent teeth. Without support from your natural teeth, your jawbone recedes. As a result, you can experience facial sagging.

Poor oral health is linked to many health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Treating these conditions and maintaining your dental health can reduce the risk of health complications.

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. This will contribute to better self-confidence.

Regular checkups and daily oral health care are simple habits that help maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you notice any changes in your dental health, contact our office for care.

General Dentistry in Cary, NC

Our general dental treatments are preventive. This means we can help prevent future dental problems with treatments in our dental office. Along with dental exams and cleanings, our general dental treatments keep your smile healthy and functional. The general dentistry services we offer in our office include:

Custom Sports Mouthguard

If you or your child play contact sports, wear professional sports mouthguards. Mouthguards protect teeth from injury, prevent tooth loss, 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 do not restrict speech. Dr. Reece will use dental impressions to create well-fitting, professional sports mouthguards for you or your child.

Emergency Dentistry

Call Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in the event of a dental emergency. You can schedule an appointment during business hours. If your emergency is after hours, call our office number. We work to schedule appointments for our patients as soon as possible.

Dr. Reece and her team treat patients with severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and broken dental restorations. Some of our emergency treatments can include dental restorations, tooth extractions, or filling repairs. Getting urgent dental care can help save your teeth and prevent future complications.

Family Dentistry

As a family dental practice, we accept patients of all ages. Our office provides dental treatment for children, teens, and adults. Early oral health care is an integral part of our family services.

We can help you care for your child’s primary (baby) teeth and provide comfortable treatment at their first dental visit. Baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth. Building good oral health habits early will help your child learn how to care for his or her smile.

We also understand that many young patients have dental fear or anxiety. Dr. Reece is a caring and compassionate dentist who will assist you in calming any of your child’s fears. We aim to provide dental care in a friendly, modern dental office.

Tooth Extraction

We do everything we can to save a tooth. However, in some cases, we need to remove infected or damaged teeth. We will also recommend a tooth extraction if you have impacted wisdom teeth. The 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 wisdom teeth patients may need removal due to tooth decay. Not everyone with wisdom teeth needs removal surgery. However, we must remove wisdom teeth if there is not enough room for them to grow properly.

Root Canals

Our dental office provides root canal treatment to treat cavities and tooth infections. We recommend root canal therapy for patients with a dental infection that has reached the dental pulp inside the tooth. The pulp consists of nerves and blood vessels that keep teeth alive. Harmful bacteria can infect the pulp through tooth cavities or holes in the teeth.

Cavities are common problems for patients with tooth decay. Sometimes, cavities only need dental fillings. If a cavity is deep enough, you will need a root canal.

During a root canal, we remove infected dental pulp and clean the inside of the tooth. Then, we will provide dental fillings and crowns that can save permanent teeth.

Book Your Dentist Appointment Today

Are you looking for general dentistry services in Cary, NC? Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Reece today. You can also call us at 919-646-6294.

Please let us know if you have questions about caring for your teeth and gums or scheduling regular visits. We’re here to help you.