Commonly Asked Questions - General


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Your questions are important to us. Here are a few of the commonly asked questions we hear. If you have any other questions or would like more information about a topic below, please contact us at 248-650-9490. Our team is happy to elaborate on the answers below or answer any other question you may be wondering about. We may even add it to our list!


A: Cosmetic Dentistry refers to any treatment used to improve a patients looks and smile. Cosmetic treatments are many times combined with traditional treatments to improve the looks of teeth while fixing any underlying dental condition.
A: Many studies have beed conducted on the power of a beautiful smile. The findings show that a good smile can increase your chances of getting the job you want, assist in attracting a partner and increasing self confidence.
A: Dr. Palmer is qualified to offer a full array of cosmetic options, including: Bonding, Crowns and Bridges, Specialty Dentures, Cosmetic Fillings, Excessive or Uneven Gums, Dental Implant Restorations, Porcelain Inlays and Onlays, Cosmetic Contouring, Porcelain Veneers and Full Mouth Reconstruction.
A:Dr. Palmer will personally work with you to help you choose the option that is right for you. His recommendation will be based on many factors including your medical history, your dental needs, safety needs and your personal wants will all be taken in consideration when choosing an option that is right for you.
A: Yes, Dr. Palmer is one of only a few dentists in Michigan that offer true "sleep" dentistry. Most dentists that offer "sleep" dentistry only offer oral sedation. Oral sedation relaxes the patient and takes away some of the stress but the patient remains awake throughout the procedure. In addition to oral sedation, Dr. Palmer offers I.V. Sedation and General Anesthesia so you can sleep through your whole procedure.
A: Pain-free procedures are offered to our patients by using sedation options.  Dr. Palmer is one of the leading Sedation dentists in Michigan. Procedures can be performed under I.V. Sedation/General Anesthesia so you will sleep throughout the procedure and wake-up with your new smile.
A: Recovery time can vary for each patient.  The majority of patients will fully recover from the effects of the anesthesia by that evening. However, we advise that all patients go home and rest for the remainder of the day following your procedure.
A: One of the biggest benefits of I.V. Sedation or General Anesthesia dentistry is that most treatments including multiple operations can be performed in one visit.
A: Of course. In fact, if you are to receive any type of sedation, you must bring a reassuring companion, spouse or parent to your treatment appointment.
A: Yes, any sedation option including oral sedation, I.V. sedation or general anesthesia will require that you have a person to drive you home.
A: Yes, Dr. Palmer regularly sees patients from throughout the Midwest and across the country.
A: Yes, our staff can assist you in working with your dental insurance carrier.
A: Yes, We have partnered with Care Credit, a heath care credit card specifically designed to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance.  We also accept Mastercard and Visa.


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    Elizabeth C
    Mom of two boys with autism
  • The IV sedation provided by Dr. Palmer makes caring for our children's dental needs less stressful for them and for us. Without the professional and understanding support of Dr. Palmer and his staff we are not sure how we would care for our children's dental needs.
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