Your health and happiness are top priorities to our team at Dr. James C. Ross in Novi, MI.

That’s why it’s important to us that you feel comfortable enough to visit us on a regular basis for dental cleanings and exams. It’s part of maintaining a healthy mouth, which is essential to a healthy body and a fantastic smile.

So today, we want to share with you the dangers of letting dental anxiety control your oral health and what we can do to make your experiences with us more relaxing and comfortable.

It’s Not Dental Care You Should Fear

Although avoiding the dentist might make sense at first, all it does is give anxious patients more reason to fear going back when they can’t put it off anymore.

When a toothache or a dental injury makes an appointment inevitable, you may find yourself enduring the same kind of treatment you were trying to avoid in the first place.

So really, it’s not the dentist’s office you should fear. It’s the kind of dental problem that can come from a lack of routine dental care you’ll find most stressful in the long run.

Without consistent hygiene appointments, you are more susceptible to oral health problems like:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Dental damage
  • Tooth infections
  • Recessed gums
  • Jawbone deterioration
  • Tooth loss

We Can Help You Relax

Experience has taught us that dental fear is often the result of bad memories patients have of past appointments and procedures gone wrong. That’s certainly understandable because if you had painful dental treatment before, you would naturally fear repeating the same kind of experience again.

That’s one of the reasons we invest in the latest technology. Using dental lasers, digital X-rays, computer-assisted anesthesia, and intraoral cameras, patients can enjoy more efficient, comfortable care than ever before.

As you experience modern dentistry, you will begin to feel more and more confident with each appointment. Eventually, you can get beyond your fear of the dentist and enjoy a better state of health moving forward.

Schedule An Appointment

Everyone deserves a healthy smile, but not everyone can get to the dentist if they’re overcome by fear.

Our job is to make every patient feel as comfortable in our practice as possible. You need to feel safe and confident enough to visit us routinely in order to achieve and maintain good oral health and have a bright smile that makes you happy.

We can help you do that.

Call Dr. James C. Ross today at 248-697-2487 or contact us online to schedule an appointment in Novi, MI.