Your Dentist for All Generations
155 East Pike Street
Morrow, Ohio 45152
(513) 899-3789

Surgery

Surgery consultationUnlike most dentists, Dr. Kim performs select dental and oral surgeries within his office.  For your convenience, the surgery can often be performed during your initial appointment.  Below is a list of some of the surgeries Dr. Kim performs:

  • Simple extractions
  • Surgical extractions
    • Impacted teeth
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
    • Soft tissue
    • Partial bony
    • Complete bony
  • Root tip extractions
  • Alveoloplasty – removal of some or all alveolar bone surrounding a tooth
  • Frenectomy – the surgical procedure for removing a frenum, the fold of tissue that passes from the movable lip or cheek to the gum, or from the tongue to the gum.

See some of the post-operation instructions Dr. Kim gives his surgical patients.

Pain Management

Pain management is important and Dr. Kim uses several tools to help keep you relaxed and at ease during surgery:

  • Uses a topical anesthetic to help numb the area
  • Injects the local anesthetic slowly to help minimize discomfort
  • Makes sure that you are numb prior to starting any work…even if that means waiting patiently for the anesthetic to take full effect (part of Dr. Kim’s “no-rush” approach to dentistry)
  • Offers nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as an option
  • Prescribes medications to “take the edge off,” as needed