Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is a general dentist office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our team is led by Dr. James Furgurson, who offers a full range of general dentistry services for children and adults. Preventive dental care is the foundation for a healthy, lasting smile. General dentistry focuses on the routine maintenance of your smile. This includes dental cleanings, the treatment of gum disease, tooth decay and more.
Our General Dentistry Services
Regular visits to our Chapel Hill dental office allows us to get to know and understand your dental health needs and risk factors. Then, we can provide the highest standard of personalized care. Our general dental services include the following.
Dental fillings are a common dental procedure that Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White use to repair and restore your damaged teeth. Fillings can consist of a variety of materials, including gold, silver amalgam, composite resin, and porcelain. However, we provide composite resin fillings for the most aesthetically pleasing results. To learn more about filling your cavities in our dental office, see Dental fillings.
Our team provides laser dentistry services to address periodontal disease, which is an infection of the gums due to bacteria buildup. We use dental lasers to remove diseased tissue and bacteria from the gums, allowing for more precise and less invasive gum disease treatments. Our dentists can also use dental lasers to treat other conditions such as cavities, tooth decay, and even some types of oral cancer. Laser dentistry is an effective way to help reduce pain and discomfort during many procedures. To learn more about our modern laser treatments, see Laser dentistry.
Custom mouthguards are dental devices that protect teeth, lips, and gums from injury during high-impact sports and other physical activities. Our custom mouthguards fit the individual needs of each patient, providing maximum comfort and protection. Custom mouthguards are an investment in dental health and safety, providing effective protection for athletes and anyone engaged in high-impact activities. To learn about how our team can provide guidance on choosing the best type of sports mouthguard for your individual needs and preferences, see Mouthguards.
Our dental care team offers a wide range of pediatric dental services for children. These services include preventive care, such as checkups and cleanings, as well as more specialized services, such as sealants, fluoride treatments, and dental X-rays. Our dentists can also help children who have dental emergencies, such as a toothache or a chipped tooth.
Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White have special training to care for the unique needs of children’s teeth, which are still developing. They also have experience working with children and understand how to make dental care fun for kids. If you are looking for a dental professional to care for your child’s teeth, see Pediatric dentistry.
Preventive dentistry is a field of dentistry that focuses on preventing oral health problems before they occur. Our dental practice can help keep your mouth healthy for years to come using preventative dentistry. Some of the most important things you can do to keep your mouth healthy include brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco products. If you are interested in learning more about our preventive dental care services, see Preventive dentistry.
A root canal is a procedure that we perform to save your tooth from infected dental pulp. The pulp is the soft tissue inside your tooth that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. When you have infected pulp, it causes pain, sensitivity, and swelling. Our dentists at Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provide root canal treatments for patients of all ages. To learn more about alleviating tooth pain due to an infected tooth, see Root canal.
If you’re like many people, you may feel anxious or even afraid when you think about going to the dentist. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, dental anxiety is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders. Sedation dentistry can help people with dental anxiety by providing a way to relax during dental procedures.
There are different types of sedation dentistry, and the type that’s right for you will depend on your level of anxiety and your dental needs. Our dentists can help you decide which type of sedation is right for you. To learn about your dental sedation options at our dental office, see Sedation dentistry.
A tooth extraction is the complete removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. While tooth extractions are sometimes thought of as a last resort, they can be quite beneficial to your oral health. In some cases, tooth extractions can save the rest of your teeth from further damage.
Additionally, tooth extractions can improve your oral health by eliminating infection and reducing the risk of tooth decay. If you are considering a tooth extraction, be sure to speak with our dentist to determine if it’s the best option for you. To learn more about extracting a tooth at our office, see Tooth extractions.
Your First Dental Visit
Our Chapel Hill dentist office believes the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and the patient. Dr. Furgurson and Dr. White set aside time for each patient to discuss their goals, concerns, and carefully check for problems. If we find a problem, we will take the time to explain the various treatment options that are available.
As a family dentistry office, we recommend that parents and caregivers bring children in when the primary teeth begin to erupt. Early visits provide the opportunity for your child to become familiar with the dental experience. Our dentists will evaluate and track your child’s oral development. If we spot and treat problems early, we can often avoid complex concerns down the road.
Our new patient exams typically include a professional dental cleaning along with the following:
- Digital dental x-rays
- Other diagnostic dental imaging as needed
- Screening for gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer
- Occlusal analysis and examination of temporomandibular joints (TMJ)
Payment & Dental Insurance Information
Dentistry is often something people sacrifice because they think they can’t afford it. Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a wide range of payment options including phased treatment schedules to help you get the dentistry you want on a budget you are comfortable with.
We work with most dental insurance companies as an “out of network provider”. This will help you maximize your dental insurance benefits without sacrificing your quality of care. Our staff will assist with all billing and paperwork. Most patients with dental insurance only pay a co-pay or deductible towards their treatment.
Dr. James Furgurson serves patients throughout the NC Triangle Region. We proudly serve Durham County, Orange County, and Chatham County, NC. Our dental office is near Durham, less than 10 minutes from the Streets at Southpoint and less than 20 minutes from downtown Durham. We see patients of all ages! Visit us for a full range of family and cosmetic dental services today.
Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is always welcoming new patients. We take time to educate all of our patients on how best to maintain a healthy smile between visits and why it is important to maintain their oral health. In addition, we offer advanced cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental treatments.Give us a call at 919.736.6175 or schedule an appointment online.