Get Answers to Your Dental Questions in Royal Oak, MI
At North Oaks Dental, you’re a member of our family. So, we want you to have answers to any questions you have about dentistry and how to maintain your smile. Below are some common questions many of our patients have.
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Invisalign can correct many issues, including overbites and underbites. However, sometimes Invisalign isn’t the best option for more complicated problems. During a free consultation, your orthodontist at North Oaks Dental will examine you and determine the best solution for your smile. If he recommends Invisalign, you can take advantage of a special payment plan. If he suggests braces instead, you can choose either conventional braces or the more discreet clear ceramic braces.
Yes, our dentists and compassionate staff have lots of experience in helping patients overcome their anxiety. We’ll make you comfortable in our private care rooms and take the time to answer all of your questions and explain every detail of your procedure. If you’d like a distraction, you can use headphones to listen to music while we work. We also offer three kinds of safe dental sedation, one of which will provide the right level of relaxation for you.
Our Zoom teeth whitening system removes many stains from teeth and makes them look brighter than drugstore whitening products can. For a longer-lasting solution that can cover stains that don’t respond well to whitening, you can choose tooth bonding or durable dental veneers.
Having bleeding or tender gums is common but not normal. These problems are the first sign of gum disease, a serious problem that can lead to rampant tooth loss. A majority of people will be struck with gum disease, which also has been linked to health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
At North Oaks Dental, we treat gum disease with gentle therapies. We can identify this problem early before it takes over the mouth.
Dentures are just one way to replace missing teeth. Removable dentures are lifelike, but function can be a problem. We use dental implants to replace single missing teeth or to stabilize your dentures. Implants give you function nearly equal to that of your natural teeth, and our implants can last a lifetime.
Yes, there is a good chance you can! That’s because our dentists can improve your bone strength by performing a bone graft. Or we can possibly use mini dental implants instead of full-size ones. Mini implants work well in many instances, including stabilizing dentures.
Many people worry about getting a shot at the dentist, which is understandable. For certain procedures, we may gently administer a local anesthetic (given as a quick shot) to numb a specific area where your dentist will be working. Your absolute comfort is our goal, so we offer sedation options if needed, too.
Yes, we happily accept most dental insurance. We’re a participating provider with Delta Dental Premier and Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we accept payment from most major dental insurance plans. To simplify your visit, we’ll file claims for you and accept assignment of benefits.
We offer convenient Saturday appointments, plus we’re open extended hours during the week. On Tuesdays we’re open until 7 p.m., on Thursdays we’re open until 6 p.m., and we have Saturday hours from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. As always, if you have a dental emergency, we’ll get you in the same day! Just call our office at 248-220-7021.
Yes, we offer Invisalign® orthodontics as well as traditional orthodontics. Invisalign® is a great option to discreetly straighten your teeth and improve your smile. The appliances are clear, wireless, and metal-free. We have a board-certified orthodontist on staff, plus we offer free orthodontics consultations.
Your dentist at North Oaks Dental can use veneers in a variety of ways to correct smile flaws such as chips, cracks, stains, small gaps, worn teeth, and misshapen teeth. These thin porcelain shells can be custom-fitted to the front of your teeth to instantly improve your smile. Plus, you can usually complete your veneers treatment in only two visits.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Friendly and helpful staff! Clean office with safety consideration for patients. The dentist at the North Oaks Dental & Orthodontics Center are caring and willing to take time to explain the various treatments that are available. I have recommended this office to my family and also to friends.
The orthodontist is very friendly and always answers my questions thoroughly! Having braces is a painful experience but they've been very helpful along the way :)
Susie was the dental hygienist who did my cleaning and she did a phenomenal job! I left with my teeth looking so great and feeling extra clean! Jaimee was also so helpful in assisting and getting me prepped for the hygienist! Very professional, friendly and I highly recommend!
For as long as I can remember I have had horrible dental issues. It runs heavily in my family as well. As a result I have acquired severe fear and anxiety for the dentist since childhood. Even with my best attempts at maintaining good oral hiegene by my 20s I had already had teeth randomly falling out! Then I was diagnosed with bells palsy in my 30s. It was quite stressful because the majority of people that get it recover most if not all muscle and nerve damage within weeks to a few months and I did not... I now have permanent paralysis in my face. My mouth/jaw pain and discomfort got so bad I knew I had to start my search for a dentist I could trust and was accommodating to my unique situatuon. What I found not only exceeded my expectations but greatly surpassed what I thought was possible! Dr. Hotait was so patient with me and so understanding. With the many difficult variables we knew this was going to be a challenge. This was a tedious physical and mental journey and Dr Hotait was by my side every step of the way. He actually listened to all my concerns and addressed every single detail with such loyalty and care. I've never experienced something like this! I was actually for the first time excited to see my doctor not to mention a DENTIST!! I had given up hope for a normal looking smile, thinking my paralysis would rob me of that possibility. What he did was above and beyond! He did not give me just a normal looking smile but he gave me a missing piece of my life back! Something that seemed impossible he didn't give up on me! I could never completely convey the magnitude of my gratitude for Dr. Hotait, Connie and the entire team at North Oaks Dental. I never thought I'd like my smile again, not only do I LOVE it but I have more reason to smile! Thank you for all that you did and are still doing for me, you changed my life! Thank you thank you.
We start coming here few months ago for Invisalign’s we fall in love with the staff starting at the front desk all the way to all the dentists and assistants. Everyone is super nice and friendly the place super clean and neat. I’m referring my fam and friends here. I recommend this dentist office 100%.
The staff here is awesome! Super friendly, knowledgeable, and never a wait. Would recommend 10/10
Dr. Karmo is the best! Highly recommend North Oaks Dental!! 😁
I was not expecting anything different than from my past dentists when I needed a cleaning but this place was amazing with new technology that I’ve never seen before and all of the staff surprised me with their care. I’m glad I took a chance on them today and will use them in the future. Totally impressed!
Great checkup today with Claudia and the “head guy” Dr. Daboul😀. If you gotta go to a dentist, this is the place👍🏻
- Monday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
- Tuesday 11:00AM - 7:00PM
- Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
- Thursday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
- Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00PM
- Sunday Closed