Oak Bark Dental Services
Oak Bark Dental offers Preventative Dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry, Airway Dentistry, and Emergency Dentistry.
We offer an array of professional services to best help you and your family, which provides safe and trusted care for a lifetime.
At Oak Bark Dental, our expertise is complete dental care. From extractions to whole-mouth restorations.
Airway Focused Dentistry
This is a passion of Dr. Palmer’s, that focuses on the structure of the mouth and impacts your breathing.
Bite Guards / Mouth Guards
Some options to help with teeth grinding or clenching of the jaw can be treated with a bite guard, or bite splint. Like a retainer, but much stronger and customized for your mouth.
Dr. Palmer is a certified Botox® provider and can use this treatment method to reduce or eliminate TMJ symptoms, as well as other facial esthetics.
These restorative solutions close the gap between one or more missing teeth. By fusing together one or more crowns, bridges are fabricated and cemented to adjacent teeth. This closes the gap and restores your smile, helping to distribute your bite’s force more appropriately.
Same Day Crowns Decay, discoloration, and damage are just a few dental situations that can result in the need for crowns.
Dental implants can be life changing. If you’re looking to replace one tooth or multiple,
Partial and full dentures are removable or permanent solutions to one or more missing teeth. Learn more.
Emergency Dental Appointments
Dental emergencies are serious, and we are here to assist you in taking care of them. We can repair, restore, and reconstruct your smile, as needed, at Oak Bark Dental.
Endodontic Dental Care
Root-canal therapy is also known as endodontic therapy, which is a dental treatment for removing infection from inside a tooth.
Dental care for children should be incorporated into everyday life at an early age.
Laser assisted SRP
This safe procedure is a deep cleaning treatment that inhibits gum disease from further progressing.
Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option if you are facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, and in some cased it’s an option in other oral issues. The dentists at Oak Bark Dental will educate you on laser dentistry options as you would like.
A frenectomy releases the excess attachment by ‘vaporizing; the tissue instead of making an incision. With a laser, the procedure has minimal post-operative discomfort and no stitches. Laser Frenectomies are also known as laser dentistry.
Myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based therapy. Our dentists like to think of it as physical therapy, only for the muscles of the mouth, tongue and face.
Oral surgery is beyond removing your wisdom teeth, in some cases. Our dentists can make a detailed plan for your smile, that may require oral surgery.
Being born with a straight smile is not within anyone’s control – but obtaining a straight smile is! With effective orthodontic treatment, our Lansing Dentists can ensure that your teeth will line up as straight.
Preventing oral health issues before they happen is one of the most important aspects of overall dental health.
Gum disease, periodontal disease, and gingivitis should be taken very seriously. At Oak Bark Dental we educate our patients so that they understand the complete scope of their oral health.
If you snore loudly, or are having difficulty breathing while you sleep, you may be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea.
State of the Art Technology
Our team at Oak Bark Dental stays on top of the latest technology to advance your dental care. Offerings digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, CEREC – same day crowns, WaterLase iPlus Biolase, CBCT Dental scans, Microbrasion, and DIAGNOdent, and other state of the art technologies.
If you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, earaches, or a “clicking” or “popping” sound when you open and close your mouth, you may be experiencing symptoms of TMJ (or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Removing your wisdom teeth, in many cases, is imperative, as there is rarely enough room for these back teeth to fully erupt.
Frequently Asked Questions
What insurance do you accept?
Oak Bark Dental can bill most other insurances. Our staff is happy to answer any of your insurance questions and we offer a complementary benefits check. Please call the office for specific insurance questions.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we are accepting new patients in Lansing, MI. If you’re in need of Preventative Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Airway Focused Dentistry, and other dental services – Oak Bark Dental is here to help!
Why should I choose Oak Bark Dental?
At Oak Bark Dental we strive to be different by focusing on overall health benefits, beyond dental and oral health. Our dentists at Oak Bark Dental complete extra courses and training to integrate dental health into your overall health. The base of proper oral care is so important, but it doesn’t stop there!
What should I do in a dental emergency?
If you find yourself in a dental emergency, please call, text or email our office as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you in your time of need.
What is Airway Focused Dentistry?
Airway dentistry is a passion of Dr. Palmer’s, that focuses on the structure of the mouth and impacts your breathing. Our dentists take a big picture look for sleep disordered breathing including looking for signs of mouth breathing while you're sleeping. At Oak Bark Dental our airway dental specialists seek to address the airway structure problems using oral appliances, orthodontics, and other minimally invasive dental treatments.
Do you offer facial esthetics, such as Botox in your office?
Yes, Dr. Palmer is a certified Botox® provider and can use this treatment method to reduce or eliminate TMJ symptoms. Rising in popularity, Botox® is injected into the facial muscles and works to temporarily reduce muscle activity, helping to relieve jaw tension. Botox is considered a non-surgical procedure and patients often report improvements within days of their first treatment. Botox may be your answer to TMJ pain, so contact us today to schedule your consultation.
What should I do if mine, or my child’s tooth, is knocked out?
Should a tooth get knocked out please contact our office as soon as possible. We know it can be scary, but try not to panic, we will do everything we can to help you.
What should I do if I lose a dental crown?
Depending on what type of dental crown you have, things happen, and they can fall our on a rare occasion. If your crown does fall out, please try to keep it and bring it with you to your appointment.
What should I do if I crack a tooth?
Oak Bark Dentists understand that a cracked tooth is painful! Please contact us to give us details on your cracked tooth right away!
What to Expect At Your Visit
At your first visit, we ask that you bring any existing medical or dental history documents along with a list of medications you are taking. This information will help us understand your past and current oral-health state. After your initial check-in, our dentists will be able to conduct an oral examination, including a visual exam, oral-cancer screening, TMJ exam, dental charting, and periodontal evaluation, as well as discuss any diagnosis and treatment recommendations. If needed, we may also take digital x-rays to ensure that there is no damage under the surfaces of your teeth and gums. These high-resolution images will allow for a more accurate diagnosis of oral health issues.