Dr. Ross is here to help you keep your mouth clean and your smile looking great at every stage of life. But that is only a small part of the comprehensive dental care we provide here at our Novi, MI dentist’s office.

Today we want to talk about another area we help patients with day in and day out: dental pain. Remember, If you’re teeth and/or gums are hurting, something has definitely gone awry with your oral health. Accordingly, you’ll want a dedicated team of seasoned professionals to work on getting you out of dental pain sooner than later.

If you’re currently in pain or need services right away, give us a call at 248-697-2487. If not, keep reading to see a few examples of how we can resolve painful situations, and then get in touch to request your next easy appointment.

Decay Will Test Your Tolerance

Dental decay is a problem we treat all the time. Because of our sugary diets, most Americans will experience cavities at some point in life. This condition arises whenever the decay eats through the enamel of the tooth. You see, each tooth is different, and everyone has different pain tolerance. Patients can have sensitivity from small cavities, and from big cavities. A small cavity can usually be restored quickly with a tooth-colored filling. This filling material matches the natural shade of your smile and serves to strengthen the tooth in question. We also use CariFree rinses and DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection to reduce your chances of cavities reaching the point of dental pain.

Gums Can Cause Discomfort

Gum sensitivity and/or bleeding gums are usually symptoms of a serious problem known as gum disease. The advanced stages are known as periodontal disease and are the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Even without failing teeth, this condition can get extremely uncomfortable if left untreated. Something like half of all adults 30 or older will struggle with gum disease at some point, and that percentage rises to 70 percent for those 65 and older. 

But wait, it gets worse! Gum disease is also correlated to more serious health problems like heart disease and diabetes. 

At our Novi, MI dentist’s office, we can treat your gums using a minimally invasive, state-of-the-art Biolase Erbium laser. Because no friction or heat is produced, you’ll be in perfect comfort while we work to remove bacteria and tartar from beneath the gum-line to stop the infection from spreading throughout the mouth and to other parts of your body.

Grinding Can Be A Real Pain

If you grind your teeth, you are not alone. Millions of Americans regularly grind their teeth. This is an involuntary act that often leads to tooth pain, headaches, ear pain, jaw pain, gum recession, even dental fractures or breaks. People with problems related to grinding often have pain when they eat, laugh, speak, or even smile. Fortunately, we can design a special mouthguard for you to wear at night. The appliance prevents the teeth from touching while you sleep. Our patients find the appliance comfortable and easy to use. It’s also easy to travel with, so you won’t have to endure any discomfort when you are on the go.

Call Today To Get Relief!

If you have constant dental pain, or a tender mouth, you need to tackle the underlying issues right away. Your problems won’t take care of themselves, but we can take care of them for you. In fact, all you have to do now is call Dr. James C. Ross in Novi, MI at 248-697-2487 or contact us online to request your next easy appointment and finally get some relief.