Dr. Donald Nimz

Dentistry
Milwaukie, OR
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Milwaukie, OR

Address

16230 SE McLoughlin Dental Care, Milwaukie, OR
Directions

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About

Bio

"I genuinely look out for the patient's best interest, and think of every patient as a family member." Dr. Nimz sits down with each patient to find the options that works best for their individual needs. Using tools such as an intra-oral camera, digital X-rays. Milwaukie , OR 503-654-9565

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
85 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Distractions: Keep eyes open , stare at something in the room , long deep breaths , place dash of salt on tongue immediately before each impression. Can help most ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
No: They are the same. Most all general dentists do some cosmetic dentistry every day they practice.
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
See the dentist: Sooner the better to avoid an abscess or loose the tooth.
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Yes. As long as you do not have an allergy to it or penicilin. One cap three times a day and call your dentist.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
You cannot: Sorry but tartar , know as calculus is impossible to remove yourself. Often anesthetic is necessary. Scalers are used by the dental hygienist below... Read More
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Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
See the dentist: If it has been over a week and still swollen return to the dentist for possibly antibiotics. In the meantime rinse ( with your choice) and ice packs o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Implants: Implants placed in the front of the mouth (cosmetic area) work very well. They are a much better choice than grinding on healthy teeth to do a porcela... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
One day: One day should be fine if only one implant and no extraction. If with extraction at same time then wait two or three days and check with your dentist.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Help: They can help but be gentle with them. Soften the end first by gently biting on it. Angle up toward the gums and between the teeth. Should not be pai... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
8 to 12: Usually at 14 months a child will have 4 to 6 upper front teeth and 4 to 6 lower front teeth. However I have had some with only 4 total and up to 16 s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Tartar= tooth loss: Calculus or tartar is a form of hardened dental plaque. It is caused by accumulation of minerals from saliva and plaque. It will eventually cause gums... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Fluoride also: Please see that your children take Fluoride until age 12 if you do not have Fluoride in the drinking water.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: While not always possible, implants are highly succesful . Conservative to other teeth as opposed to shaping adjacent teeth to fit a bridge. Very he... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes. : Yes gum is safe . Don't over do it. Brush frequently to avoid cavities. Do not do xylitol gum as research is still undecided on safety during pregna... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Probably: It certainly can be the cause. Get to the dentist asap. Cold packs to keep swelling down, . Ibuprofen if you can take it. The dentist will probably g... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
No, duobtful: Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol can lead to oral cancer. A recent study showed that over 90% of oral cancers were associated with combin... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Preidex stain: Probably is the peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). It will stain teeth , gums , tongue . Often a follow up at the dentist for a final cleaning and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Yes tissues take several weeks to close fully. It will actually take 4 to 6 months for the bone underneath to fill in. Keep the areas clean by brush... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
No, doubtful: Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol can lead to oral cancer. A recent study showed that over 90% of oral cancers were associated with combin... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Tobacco and alcohol : Predominately, tobacco use and drinking alcohol can lead to oral cancer. A recent study showed that over 90% of oral cancers were associated with com... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Snor guard: Get a snore guard appliance at the dentist. My favorite is the tap elite , but there are others. See your dentist. Be aware that you may have issues w... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Dental checkup: Regular exam and necessary x-rays at the dentist office. Besides evaluating for caries, gum disease, cancer, preventive dental health would be things ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Rinsing: Occasionally after third molar surgery, patients may have poor healing and dry socket. Irrigation is used then to flush out debris to aid healing.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
No: With proper hygiene , well placed veneers should not affect the life of the tooth in most circumstances.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
TMJ "Specialist" : While not a recognized specialty in dentistry there are those dentists who limit their practice to tmd = TMJ pain. Referral by your general dentist ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Yes. Persistent infection can affect pregnancy. See your dentist. Treatment is usually best after the first trimester.
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
antibiotics,dentist: See the dentist, get antibiotics. The dentist can sometimes place a packing to help if it is a "dry socket".
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Keep by TV: Sounds funny but many of my good flosers do so while watching tv or at computer! then brush and wash hands at sink during advertisements.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
See your dentist: The dentist can rinse out the socket , may prescribe antibiotics, and possible place a medicated packing which can relive pain rapidly
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Very low: Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol can lead to oral cancer. A recent study showed that over 90% of oral cancers were associated with combin... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: I do most dental implants with local anesthetic only.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
One to two weeks: You should be able to resume work or school after three days. You will be sore for two weeks after to eating and opening wide. These can be longer if... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Seldom: Most erupt around 16 to 20 years of age. Only occasionally as early as 14 or 15.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
No: Only if they are severely broken. Decayed and sharp. Perhaps a mouth guard if seizures are frequent.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Almost anyone: Contraindications are insufficient bone, nerve position, heavy smoker, and others.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes for plaque,stain: Sorry but tartar , know as calculus is impossible to remove yourself. Often anesthetic is necessary. Scalers are used by the dental hygienist below... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Nystatin cream : Nystatin and triamcinolone cream. 30gram tube. Apply after meals and at bedtime, for 10 days to corners of mouth this little known antifungal cream p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Metal and acrylic: For removable partials which replace missing teeth the metal portion is chrome cobalt alloy, the plastic is acrylic. Some are all acrylic and flexib... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
Possibly: Third molars which almost always have inadequate room should be removed. Perhaps your bruxism will then go away. If bruxism continues then night gu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry 45 years experience
General vs local: Local anesthesia is used for many dental procedures general anesthesia ( asleep) may be used for difficult wisdom teeth extractions most often at an ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nimz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nimz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oregon School of Dentistry
Graduated 1978MD

Affiliations

American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry,American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry,American Academy of Implant Dentistry
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