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By: Yp U.
Endodontics of the Ozarks
I had the DTR procedure done about a month and a half ago. I can' thank Dr. Nick enough for what he has done for me! I am no longer wearing a night-guard to sleep and I wake up noticing minimal clenching ache that dissipates after 2-5 mins. My neck and shoulders feel loose and comfortable throughout the day and my jaw is RELAXED! That is something I could not have achieved for more than a minute or two (other than when I meditated) before DTR. It really is a miracle to me because I thought that I was going to have to live with the jaw stiffness, ache and pain for the rest of my life. I do clench minimally when I'm stressed or I'm tired, but it's nothing compared to what it was before and my jaw remains relaxed. My foggy morning head has dissipated and I have not had a TMJ headache since the procedure. I'm not experiencing hot or cold sensitivity except for the back of one tooth; however, that is due to another issue. Also, the free-floating anxiety I had, it went away after DTR and has not returned. Dr. Nick, you and Dr. Kerstein are truly geniuses and innovators in your field. I am truly grateful that I found your amazing practice. Every member of your staff was top notch and very welcoming. I only wish that this procedure were available to more people around the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am a happier, healthier person because of you and I can go about life free of pain.
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By: Dee M.
Gentle Dental Center of the Ozarks
Brett Wyman DDS purchased this dental practice in February of 2014. MANY updates including digital imaging for patient comfort and acceptance of most PPO insurance plans. Some staff members from prior practice are still there, multiple new hygienists. Really need to check them out!!!
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By: valanajoy
Endodontics of the Ozarks
Dr. Nick is the Best Dentist! He is very informative, gentle, and takes care of his patients like they were his family. Do yourself and your family a favor and make your next dental appointment with Dr. Nick!
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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