At Oak Grove Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are dedicated to helping our patients receive high-quality, professional care. Dr. Erika Graham is a dentist in Durham, NC that works with patients as individuals in her office to better understand their concerns and needs. Taking the budget, goals, and concerns of each patient allows Dr. Graham to create custom treatment plans.
Good oral health is often an indicator of overall health. Problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss impact speech, the balance of the bite, and even heart health. By ensuring that your teeth and gums are in good health, our team can prevent future health problems. We encourage our patients to visit our office for routine dental care so we can stop the development of these issues.
Dentist in Durham, NC For All Ages
Dr. Graham and her team provide family dentistry services so all members of your family can get the dental care they need. Parents can receive treatment alongside their children in our office. We understand that visiting the dentist may be a stressful experience for younger patients.
Because of this, we take the time to get to know each patient so we can meet their specific needs. Our caring dental staff helps educate children and their parents on the best methods of caring for their smiles. We also want to create a warm and friendly environment where patients of all ages feel comfortable receiving care.
Our dental office utilizes the latest in modern technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment:
Digital x-rays: Compared to traditional x-rays, digital x-rays create more detailed images and give off 80% less radiation. Using modern digital x-rays, we can see problem areas, including impacted wisdom teeth, areas of bone loss, and tooth damage. Detailed x-rays help us plan treatment and diagnose dental problems.
Intraoral cameras: Intraoral cameras are handheld devices that allow our dentists to get a better view of the dental structure. The images that these cameras capture are also shown on a screen so patients can also learn about their own dental health. These intraoral cameras are important to help diagnose dental problems as well as educate patients.
Digital impressions: Traditional dental molds use a messy putty material that is uncomfortable for patients. Modern digital impressions are a more comfortable way for our dentists to get an accurate impression of the teeth. Dental impressions are typically used in treatment planning for restorative or cosmetic treatments.
Common Dental FAQs
Our patients may have remaining questions about our dental practice, including:
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Oak Grove Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is accepting new dental patients from Durham, Oak Grove, and the surrounding areas. We welcome patients of all ages to receive care in our office.
How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend that patients visit our dental office every six months, or biannually. If you have risk factors for certain dental problems like gum disease or cavities, we would ask you to visit our office more frequently. Routine appointments allow us to keep track of dental concerns and provide professional cleanings. Our dental cleanings remove harmful bacteria and plaque that cause tooth and gum infections.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you have a dental emergency, call our office for immediate treatment. The most common problems we treat include lost or damaged teeth, toothaches, broken dental restorations, and dental trauma. We can help you schedule a dental appointment so you can receive care as soon as possible. Addressing these problems promptly can help stop tooth and gum damage, infection, or loss.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Are you looking for a new dental office in Durham? Contact Oak Grove Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling 919-899-4467. You can also request a dental consultation with our team on our website. Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns and we will be glad to assist you. Our dental office serves patients from Durham and Oak Grove, North Carolina.