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Dental Cleanings

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Dr. Thomas truly believes that for most patients, having a dental cleaning every six months is the key to maintaining fresh breath, healthy gums, and a bright, white smile. During your cleaning, our hygienist will gently remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth. She’ll also polish your teeth to remove surface stains and leave them looking and feeling their best.

Gum Care

Routine dental cleanings are just as important for your gums as they are for your teeth. According to the National Institutes of Health, 8–10% of American adults currently have some form of gum disease. If caught early enough, gum disease is completely reversible, but left undiagnosed it can lead to infections, tooth loss, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Thomas offers many advanced gum treatments, from deep cleanings to laser gum therapy, that will protect your gums and your smile for years to come.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal - Rolling Ridge Dentistry

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in, usually erupting between the ages of 17 and 25. Even if they’re not causing you or your child any pain, it’s important to have a comprehensive exam with Dr. Thomas so he can see what’s going on under the surface. X-rays are especially helpful because they show the number of wisdom teeth that are present, whether they’re impacted in the jawbone, and any threat they could pose to surrounding teeth.

Removing impacted wisdom teeth prevents them from causing more serious problems in the future, including abscesses, infections, and shifting of the permanent teeth. It also prevents a lot of unnecessary pain! The treatment is usually a simple out-patient procedure that can be scheduled around school and work schedules, especially long weekends and Spring or Winter Break.

Tooth Extractions

Our mission at Rolling Ridge Dentistry is to help you enjoy a lifetime of optimal oral health. A large part of that is keeping your natural teeth strong and healthy for as long as possible, which is why we do everything in our power to avoid extracting a tooth. Unfortunately, dental conditions like severe decay and trauma sometimes require an extraction to save your other healthy teeth.

If you need an extraction, you can rest assured that Dr. Thomas will thoroughly explain the process to you and provide the sedation you need to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Replace Missing Teeth

Dental implants are small titanium posts that function as permanent replacements for the roots of missing teeth. Because they naturally fuse with your jaw bone, implants feel more natural and provide better stability than removable dentures and bridges.

Dental Implants - Rolling Ridge Dentistry Raleigh NC

At many dental offices, you’d be referred out for the surgical placement of dental implants. At Rolling Ridge Dentistry, Dr. Thomas has the training and technology to perform the entire implant procedure right here in our office!

  • Healthy and successful dental implants can last for many years.
  • Dental implants are the preferred method of replacing missing teeth.
  • Implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you can talk, eat, and smile with confidence again.
  • Dental implants preserve the shape of your lips and face after tooth loss.

Dentures

If you’ve been living with loose dentures that slip when you talk or eat, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the outstanding comfort and quality of our modern dentures. Dr. Thomas creates beautiful full and partial dentures at Rolling Ridge Dentistry, as well as implant-supported dentures that provide unrivaled convenience and stability.

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General Dentistry

General Dentistry - Rolling Ridge Dentistry Raleigh NC

Great oral health is about so much more than your teeth. A healthy body means healthy gums, teeth, and jaw bones, and a beautiful smile is key for a healthy self-image. With our skilled team and comprehensive dental services—most of which can be performed right here in our Raleigh office—you’ll enjoy a lifetime of confident smiles and optimal oral health.

In addition to cleanings, our general dentistry treatments include:

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns cover damaged, worn, or severely decayed teeth to improve both their health and their appearance. Crowns can be used alone or in conjointment with other restorative treatments, including dental implants, fixed bridges, and root canal therapy.

Crowns are generally very strong restorations that can protect teeth for years. In fact, if Dr. Thomas places a crown before a tooth fractures or becomes infected, it could save the tooth from needing to be extracted.

Fixed Bridges

Fixed dental bridges close the gap left by one or more missing teeth. In a traditional bridge, the teeth on either side of the space are shaved down and replaced with crowns, which are then connected by an artificial tooth (or series of teeth). Fixed bridges can also be anchored to implant-supported crowns if your natural teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-colored Fillings - Rolling Ridge Dentistry Raleigh NC

Tooth-colored fillings are made out of a mercury-free composite material that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your tooth, creating a more natural-looking restoration than traditional silver fillings. Dr. Thomas can bond tooth-colored fillings with less preparation, too, which means less drilling and fewer shots!

Root Canal Therapy

The nerves and tissues inside of a tooth can become infected when a tooth is cracked, broken, or severely decayed. That infected tooth then has to be removed with a root canal. If this is not done, an abscess or spread of the infection to the surrounding teeth can occur.

Root canal therapy is a very effective restorative procedure that can save a damaged tooth from extraction and defend it for years. Although they have a reputation for being painful, the truth is that the toothaches caused by an infected tooth are probably causing you more distress and pain than a root canal will! Dr. Thomas also offers many sedation options to keep you comfortable throughout your visit.

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Children’s Dentistry

Pediatric

The Rolling Ridge Dentistry team is happy to treat children of all ages at our practice. As a children's dentist, Dr. Thomas has a gentle and friendly manner, and he's dedicated to helping children get the care and oral health education they need to have a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles!

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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A good-looking smile not only makes a great first impression, but it can really boost your self-esteem too! Let our Raleigh dental team help you reveal the confident smile you’ve been hiding. We will be happy to provide you with a personalized cosmetic dentistry plan that brings a big and confident smile to your face.

Do you hide your smile due to chips, cracks, or severe discoloration? Raleigh cosmetic dentists like Dr. Thomas at Rolling Ridge Dentistry can give you a dramatic smile makeover that will have you showing off your pearly whites to everyone you meet! From porcelain veneers that transform teeth to professional teeth whitening to give you a brilliantly white and beautiful smile, our team can help you get the smile of your dreams.

If you have a smile that is crooked, crowded, or has large gaps, or your bite isn’t right, we also offer orthodontic options that will leave you smiling. Invisalign® clear aligner therapy straightens teeth the invisible way while Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces straighten teeth in months, not years. Our options let you say goodbye to metal mouth and hello to a picture-perfect smile!

When you’re ready to discuss your options with a cosmetic dentist, Raleigh, NC dentist Dr. Thomas will sit down with you, evaluate your teeth, listen to your goals for your smile, and develop a treatment plan that is just right for you. Don’t let budget concerns hold you back, either, because our flexible payment optionslet you keep quality cosmetic dental care within financial reach.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening - Rolling Ridge Dentistry Raleigh NC

Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to take years off your smile. With our custom take-home whitening kits, you can achieve professional results in the comfort of your own home! These kits use powerful, high-quality ingredients and custom-fitted trays to give you a noticeably brighter smile with the ease and convenience of an over-the-counter whitening system.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers - Rolling Ridge Dentistry

Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells that Dr. Thomas sculpts by hand and bonds to the front side of your teeth. Veneers can revamp your smile in virtually any way you want: they can close gaps, correct mild overcrowding, and even transform the shape of your teeth to make your smile look more uniform.

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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry - Rolling Ridge Dentistry Raleigh NC

Do you get anxious even thinking about calling your dentist to make an appointment? Have you put off cleanings, exams, or even necessary restorative work because of your anxiety? You are not alone; dental anxiety can affect patients of all ages, especially those who have had bad past experiences. We understand this anxiety and do everything in our power to help you feel calm and relaxed while you’re in our care. Putting off necessary oral health care not only leads to discomfort and pain, but could also result in tooth loss and other extreme problems. If you’re ready to get back in the dental chair and take care of your smile and need a sedation dentist, Raleigh, NC dentist Dr. Thomas is here to help you get the care you need.

If you’ve been avoiding dental visits because you’re nervous about treatment, oral conscious sedation can make your time with us more pleasant and comfortable. Oral conscious sedation is ideal for patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety who are coming in for cosmetic and restorative procedures. With oral conscious sedation, one carefully prescribed pill before your appointment can help you be in a heightened state of relaxation throughout your procedure, so you’ll feel comfortable and we can work quickly and efficiently to get you back on your feet. Dr. Thomas is the best dentist in Raleigh when it comes to helping you feel at ease during your dental visit, so call today to schedule an appointment!

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