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At Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry, we specialize in knowing everything about your smile so you don’t have to. Don’t see your Novi dental questions below? Feel free to call us at 248-697-2487 today. If you need to make an appointment, you can also do so online.

Can you correct flaws in my smile?

Absolutely! Dr. James Ross is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and has been recognized and honored for his expertise. When it comes to smile flaws, Dr. Ross frequently places dental veneers, which are extremely thin and very durable shells that are affixed to teeth to conceal chips, cracks, deep stains, irregularities, and even small gaps between teeth.

Can you treat my painful canker sores?

Yes, with our advanced laser technology, we can provide immediate relief for painful canker sores. In fact, many of our patients report that their mouth ulcers go away about 24 hours after our pain-free laser treatment. Call Dr. James C. Ross today at 248-697-2487 if you have sores in your mouth that are making it hard to eat and drink comfortably. We’ll get to the bottom of your mouth pain and provide fast, effective treatment.

Do I need CPAP for my sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans. The most common way to treat sleep apnea is with a CPAP, but patients often find the CPAP uncomfortable and refuse to wear it. We’re able to treat many forms of sleep apnea and snoring with a comfortable oral appliance. The appliance pushes the lower jaw forward to make sure the airway stays open during sleep. The appliance is small, is easy to use, and does not disrupt your sleep or your bed partner’s sleep.

Do you offer emergency care?

Absolutely. When you have a dental emergency, call our office at once at 248-697-2487. We’ll make every effort to see you the same day. If your emergency happens outside office hours, call anyway; your call will be directed to Dr. Ross, who can determine whether you need to be seen immediately. In any dental emergency, count on Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry to provide prompt and effective pain relief and treatment.

How can you repair a cracked or chipped tooth?

Depending on the severity of your damaged tooth, we might recommend a dental veneer. More than likely, we would recommend a full dental crown. This will allow us to restore full function and beauty of your tooth while also protecting your tooth from future infection.

How often should I visit the dentist?

For most people, dental cleanings and exams should be scheduled about every six months. This is how you prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth and catch dental problems in the earliest stages, when they’re easier to treat. For people who struggle to keep gum disease and other issues under control, your dentist may recommend more frequent checkups.

What are the advantages of in-office teeth whitening from my dentist?

Whitening from the dentist is faster, more effective, and safer. Dr. Ross will use a potent whitening gel that will whiten your teeth in a fraction of the time of take-home whitening kits. He’ll also protect your gums and lips with a light-cured barrier so the whitening gel stays exactly where it’s supposed to – on your teeth.

What’s the difference between dental implants and dentures?

Dental implants are a prosthetic restorative dentistry option that replaces your missing teeth, including the roots. Traditional dentures restore function by providing a new set of teeth that rest on your gums; they do not replace tooth roots and are held in place by adhesive and suction.

Why is professional teeth whitening better?

Professional teeth whitening has always outdone any product you’ll find in stores. But the reason some treatments are even better now is our modern laser teeth whitening in Novi. One of the ways we can radically lighten your teeth is by using a laser light over the whitening gel so you can get amazing results in just one appointment! Check out our teeth whitening options today.

Why should I choose clear braces vs. traditional metal braces?

Clear braces like Invisalign and ClearCorrect are often just as effective as traditional wire braces but without all the metal. They are more comfortable, discreet, and removable, and they do not require adjustment appointments.

Why should I go to a dentist for filler treatments?

Many spas simply administer filler treatments without any anesthetic. At our practice, we will use topical anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing while you’re improving the look of your skin. And we can combine filler treatments with dental cleanings and exams for your convenience!

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