Nikodem Dental in Festus, Missouri with Reviews -

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By: jasonramo
Oberkfell, Jason R, DDS
Let's start with the facility. Jason and his staff just moved to a new office. The ambience of the waiting room is soft and inviting. The work stations are exceedingly clean. The new location is a great step forward. On to the staff. Jason's staff are all professional and very polite. I have never had a conversation that wasn't filled with laughter or smiles. I have had a couple of different hygenists work on me before my check-up and they have all been great. And for the finale, Dr. Jason Oberkfell. Jason is a great dentist who solved a aesthetic concern with gapping between my two front teeth. He literally gave me my smile back. I am greatly appreciative of his work and would recommend anyone who is looking for a new dentist to visit his new office just up the road from the YMCA in Festus.
By: anne4783
Festus Family Dentistry
I was very scared before visiting the office as I have not had positive dental experiences in the past. After meeting the office and the staff, I finally feel at ease visiting the dentist. The Dr. and staff were very kind and professional. I will definintely be going back for future check-ups and telling all of my friends/family about Festus Family Dentistry!
By: m-alex
Festus Family Dentistry
I have been to almost every dentist in Jefferson County and I have to say this office is the best! Dr. Turner is an amazing dentist and his friendly staff make me feel very comfortable. I tell everyone how great they are and highly recommend them to anyone who has had a bad experience elsewhere!
By: kiley.wadlow
Festus Family Dentistry
Festus Family Dentistry is hands down the best dental office I have ever been to! The staff makes you feel so comfortable, the dentist goes above and beyond to make sure you understand everything. My experience there was wonderful and I highly recommend this office!
By: Delaina J.
Festus Family Dentistry
Festus Family Dentistry is the best dental office around! They have the best dentist, dental hygienists, and dental assistants in the business and really do care for their patients! I highly recommend this office for any and all of your dental needs!
By: ahutt76
Festus Family Dentistry
I am very impressed with the Dr, and all the staff. They are very sweet and understanding. The exchange for the Dr is his personal cell, not a service. I had to have major surgery and they made it so comfortable even gave me a blanket to use.
By: 10bb77
Festus Family Dentistry
Excellent dentistry work but the billing and service afterwards is horrible. We were billed a late fee on the very first bill. Tried to call several times to discuss, but the phone number would not work. I would not recommend this place.
By: G.
Festus Family Dentistry
Dr. Hawkins and staff I want to thank you for giving me my smile back and for the way YOU and YOUR staff treated me. I was always made to feel welcome and that I was important! Thanks so much, Rick
By: sara.ritz.9
Festus Family Dentistry
Festus Family Dentistry is hands down the best dental office around town! The entire staff is great at making their patients feel comfortable and pain free! I highly recommend Festus Family Dentistry!
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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