General Dentistry Cary NC

General dentistry is the foundation of all good dental care. We can spot early warning signs of common dental and overall health concerns at routine dental visits. Dr. Emily Ann Reece offers personalized care based on a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of your smile. General dentistry services are part of her process in her Cary, NC, office.

Dr. Reece collaborates with patients, considering their budget, goals, and oral health to find the right treatment. She then crafts a personalized treatment plan based on their specific needs. Below, learn about some dental services Dr. Reece offers patients in her Raleigh, NC, dental office.

General Dental Care Cary, NC

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that prevents, evaluates, diagnoses and treats common dental issues. Treatments within general dental care can address common dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. A general dentist’s primary role is ensuring each patient has healthy and functioning teeth and gums. General and routine dental care is crucial to your oral and 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 dental cleanings, X-rays (once a year), a full dental exam, charting the teeth for children, and 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 for chewing and breaking 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 healht 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, wisdom teeth must be extracted 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 treatment 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 by completing our dental appointment request form. 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.