Family Dentistry 101
While many North Carolina residents view dentistry as a mere cosmetic adjustment, oral health is a serious issue that can affect more than just the shine of a person's smile. Studies have shown that when dental needs go unmet, severe infections, acute pain and lifelong illnesses could ensue. Furthermore, a lack of dentistry can have long-term consequences on young people, affecting their school performance, nutrition and self esteem.
Still, for many parents in the greater Raleigh area, finding a provider of quality family dentistry can be difficult. Many family dentists excel in specialty areas, and fail to offer the breadth of service that children, with their unique dental needs, require.
At Thomas E. Cooke D.D.S. P.A., we believe that proper oral health starts with education. That's why we strive to provide the parents of our young clients with a website that is more than simply an overview for our family and cosmetic dentistry offerings, walk in dentistry services and emergency dental procedures. ThomasECookEDDs.com is an educational resource that parents can rely on in caring for their children.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Cooke has been practicing Raleigh pediatric dentistry for 20 years, and during that time, he's helped young people in North Carolina get the sterling smile they need to stay healthy and find success.
Ensuring oral health with high-quality dental x-rays from Thomas E. Cooke D.D.S. P.A.
After our friendly representatives greet our clients, we first take them to complete an X-ray, so we can properly diagnose their needs. Still, some parents and children may be nervous about dental X-rays, despite the fact that they can do more than provide a clear, computerized picture of a patient's jaw bone and teeth.
The dental X-rays we provide are safe for patients of all ages, giving off only a small amount of radiation compared to the amount we are exposed to daily and yearly from natural sources. We also provide a lead shield that further reduces any risk patients may face. With our safe equipment, even mothers-to-be who are expecting can get a fast x-ray during a dental emergency from Dr. Cooke.
Maintaining oral health with dental sealants from Thomas E. Cooke D.D.S. P.A.
Dental sealants are often of interest to parents, as they protect the molars and premolars of children between the ages of 4 and 17 years old. A safe procedure that can reduce the chance of costly cavities, Dr. Cooke regularly adheres dental sealants, taking only a few minutes per tooth. And since the service doesn't require numbing, children who are nervous about emergency dental services can breathe a sigh of relief.
Sealants also represent a small cost to parents. Most insurance providers will pay for all or most of the cost of a sealant, and value is also added given the long-term benefits sealants provide.
Thomas E. Cooke DDS, Raleigh dentistry with a gentle, customer-first approach
When you visit Thomas E. Cooke D.D.S. P.A., our friendly staff will greet you and explain how we can best assist you. This is part of our customer-first approach, which has won fans from customers looking for the best dentist in Raleigh. We keep the paperwork to a minimum, and offer to see guests right away.
Whether you need dental crowns, dental implants or more advanced dental treatments, North Carolina residents rely on Thomas E. Cooke D.D.S. P.A., where quality dental work is our highest priority. This high level of care is exemplified by our motto "We Cater to Cowards." We know that to many children (and adults), visiting the family dentist can be frightening. That's why gentle dentistry is our specialty.
Contact Thomas E. Cooke D.D.S. P.A. today, so you can ensure your child's dental health today.