Preventative Dentistry in Durham

Keep your smile bright and healthy by preventing issues before they happen!

Why Do You Need Preventive Dentistry?

The best way to protect your smile is to prevent problems before they begin. At Croasdaile Dental Arts, we offer preventive services to detect any early signs of dental issues. Catching these problems early makes them easier to treat and will save you money in the long run.

Plus, regular dental check-ups allow you to keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling bright and healthy. Our preventive treatments stop the buildup of plaque, which would otherwise lead to larger health problems down the line.

Learn more about our preventative dental solutions below.

  • Oral Hygiene
  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Sealants

Our Preventative Dentistry Services

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Oral Hygiene

Proactive, preventive care is a key element in our dental practice. We provide treatments focused around long-lasting health and function, beginning with your smile and encompassing total body wellness.

Each new patient hygiene appointment begins with:

  • A thorough exam by one of our qualified dentists
  • A full workup of diagnostic digital x-rays, ensuring the most accurate analysis of your teeth, gums, and bone health
  • Intraoral cameras allow us to take detailed photos of your teeth and gums, so we can share our discoveries with you and make you an integral part of your oral well-being
  • A comprehensive oral cancer screening at every appointment

Our goal is to play a proactive role in your health and well-being by catching any potential problems at their earliest stages. From there, we aim to maintain your healthy smile through complete preventive dental care.

Comprehensive Exams
A happy, healthy smile starts with well-maintained teeth and gums. In addition to taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing at home, we recommend a comprehensive dental exam every six months.

This will allow you to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile by correcting or even catching any issues before they develop.

Brushing and flossing help prevent cavities, but the teeth in the back of the mouth called molars may be hard-to-reach, especially the nooks and crannies for young children. Food can easily get trapped in these spots with cavity-causing bacteria that lead to irreversible tooth decay.

Sealants help protect these hard-to-reach teeth with a thin protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth, creating a barrier between the tooth and bacteria. Sealants help protect natural, undamaged teeth and can even work to guard teeth with early signs of decay.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea causes interruptions to your breathing as you sleep, keeping you from getting the restful sleep you need. These breathing interruptions can happen hundreds of times every night!

Millions of Americans have sleep apnea, and many of them aren’t even aware they have this sleep disorder. How can you know if you are one of those millions? There are some common symptoms to watch for, including:

  • Often waking up feeling tired or with headaches
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air while you’re sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Waking up with a dry mouth
  • Difficulty staying asleep

If you suspect your sleep is being disrupted by sleep apnea, call us today at (919) 383-7402, and we’ll be happy to set up a sleep apnea consultation for you.

Root Canal Therapy

Our Durham dentists provide comfortable root canal therapy that preserves the health of an infected tooth, vastly reducing its risk of being lost.

When do you need root canal therapy?

A root canal in Durham may be needed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected due to decay or injury. During treatment, the infected tissue is removed and the deep canals of the tooth are cleaned, sterilized, and filled with a rubber-like material. Once the process is complete, the tooth will be capped with a natural-looking dental crown. This will protect the tooth from future infection, restoring its strength and function.

Is it painful?

Too often, root canal therapy is thought to be a painful procedure that many dread. In our dental office, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Our dental team is skilled in all of the latest techniques that make root canal therapy virtually pain-free, making sure that you are completely numb before treatment begins. If you are especially nervous about treatment, sedation dentistry may be an option. Beyond anything, the discomfort of an abscessed or infected tooth far outweighs the treatment process itself.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may be needed for a variety of reasons, including removing wisdom teeth, a severely decayed tooth, or placing a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

Our Durham dentists have the skills, advanced education, and training to perform your oral surgery treatment right here in our office. For most cases, you won’t need to be referred to an outside office. You can have your treatment from a doctor and dental team you know and trust.

Our number one priority during any treatment is your comfort. You can count on an oral surgery experience that is relaxed and pain-free!

Most photos are of actual patients of Croasdaile Dental Arts

‘‘I love Croasdaile Dental Arts! They never over charge like many dental practices. They walk you through pricing before any procedures are done! The front desk ladies are the bomb! I never have to wait, I walk in for my appointment and they’re always ready! Dental assistants are amazing! And Dr. Cole is truly amazing! He is hilarious and makes sure you are always comfortable! Everyone needs to go to Croasdaile Dental Arts! I will never ever go anywhere else!’’

- Bianca T.

Ready to Protect Your Smile?

With preventative dentistry, we'll help you solve problems before they begin!

Locations We Serve:
  • Raleigh, NC

  • Hillsborough, NC

  • Chapel Hill, NC

  • Mebane, NC

  • Timberlake, NC

  • Roxboro, NC

  • Carrboro, NC