General dentistry is the foundation of your dental care with Dr. Donald Reid, focusing on maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Dr. Reid provides advanced treatments and procedures to address a wide range of dental concerns, but disease prevention and routine care are the foundation of lifelong dental health. We recommend that all patients visit with us twice a year for a thorough exam and professional teeth cleaning, some more than that if they have persistent gum disease.
Routine visit provide the important opportunity for Dr. Reid and his staff to look for the early signs of disease and decay- before they have become a major problem needing major work. During your visit we routinely screen for:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Oral cancer
- TMJ disorders and malocclusion
There are a wide range of overall health concerns that often have early oral symptoms which are noticeable when you visit us regularly. Changes in the appearance of oral tissues can be the early indicator of developing disease and Dr. Reid will make the appropriate recommendations for dental treatment or a referral to your physician for follow up care.
General dentistry services we offer include:
- Mercury free dental fillings
- Periodontal Therapy
- Sedation Dentistry
- Root Canals
- Tooth Extractions
- Dental cleanings
Regular dental care enables Dr. Reid to recommend the most conservative treatment options for developing problems identified in the early stages.
Dental Anxiety? No problem
Dr. Reid welcomes patients who are suffering from poor oral health as a result of a fear of visiting the dentist. Our calm, relaxing office atmosphere is designed to make you feel at home, without the typical look, feel and smells often associated with a dental practice.
We take the time necessary to understand the cause of your anxiety and find appropriate relaxation techniques to calm your fears and boost your confidence. Dr. Reid also offers sedation options for those who desire to be awake but relaxed during treatment.
Benefits of Microscopes in Dentistry
Dr. Reid is a founding Father and lifelong member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. Using the benefits of magnification, Dr. Reid enhances your procedure and provides better outcomes by “taking a closer look”, beyond what is seen in a visual exam.
The use of a microscope in treating tooth decay can mean earlier and less invasive intervention, as well as results that are more accurate. See below for a visual example that demonstrates how Dr. Reid restores teeth with high magnification.
Why Maintain Good Oral Health?
The benefits of a healthy smile go beyond the teeth and gums, supporting your physical well being in many ways. Poor oral health has been proven to increase the risk of developing cardiovascular and systemic disease, both of which are linked to inflammation in the body as a result of harmful bacteria. These bacteria can enter the bloodstream when the gums are compromised by periodontal disease, increasing your risk of health problems developing or becoming more severe if they already exist.
Dr. Reid and his staff will provide personalized oral hygiene advice to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy between visits, addressing your unique needs and emphasizing the importance of a healthy diet.
Schedule an Appointment
Looking for a Lake Tahoe CA dentist, or Tahoe City CA area dentist for your family? Dr. Reid is currently accepting new patients! Contact our office or schedule an appointment online. We look forward to meeting the oral health needs of you and your family.