ServicesArlington Oral Surgery Group is an Oral Surgeon located in Akron, OH. An Oral Surgeon is trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases of the gums, teeth, and jaw. They can provide dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery, tumor resection, revision procedures for TMJ, anatomical modeling, oral sedation and Rembrandt whitening.
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Had molar which the filling fell out. Apparently the tooth was rly bad according to the 1St dentist I saw. They wanted to pull it right away. I explained my extreme nervousness (they only wanted yo numb me) n it wasn't till the were attempting to open my mouth they realized I wasn't joking! See, wen i was younger (@19) I had a tooth pulled. The experience was horrible as I felt the grinding of it as it came out. Then there was the aftermath of personaly removed the chips the dentist missed. A few yrs later in my mid 20's I had my wisdom teeth pulled plus one more that had been crushed by the wisdom teeth. They fully knocked me out for that. It was a much better experience! One I was hoping to have again if truly need be. So after looking up a few more dentists in the area (that accept medicaid) I choice ARLINGTON OEAL SURGERY. They told me over the phone they can sedate, I assumed that meant knock me out cold! Which they can do that also, just not in my case, since it's just one tooth. Instead he prescribed me 3 anti axiety pills n instructed my to be 45 min early for the extraction appointment. Earlier today I showed up as directed n downed those suckers... 45-55 min later they called me back. Dr. Bartholomew asked how I feel, "they don't seem to b doing anything" I told him. I'm 6'4" n 250lbs. I asked again to be knocked out. N he explained why they don't for just one tooth n he asked me to trust him. The worst of it was the needle/numbing part. In all honesty, if it weren't for his calm n encouraging support talking through it and his assistants doing likewise, but most importantly how the assistant lean on you so u don't feel completely alone but assured, I wouldn't made. After a few min wait for numbing to set came the big moment, the tooth extraction... again came the assurance "squad". And honestly what felt like maybe 2 min, if that, it was over n I hadn't felt one uncomfortable tug. Just a lil violated from having a tooth pulled, lol jk. Thank you guys so so very much!
I went to have a second Molar removed by Dr. Bartholomew. He was very upbeat pleasant. I wanted to be sedated but he said no (that would be over kill for 1 tooth.) i explained WOULalways get dry socket and that my General Dentist suggested i be stitch up after the extraction. Dr. Tim said no, (you can get dry socket either way) finally i explained i get panic attacks when i am in the dental chair. He talked to me the entire time he injected me. It was a very very Nasty tooth. (Smelled horribly) Dr. tim had to cut it in two. Well after he got it out he asked for a tool to chisel down some bone. Oddly enough the assistant said that tool was in the Auto Clave. So he had to make do with something else... Overall i liked Dr Bartholomew (I wish he would listen to patients with nervous disorders better. And be a little more understanding) at this point i give Dr Bartholomew a 4 out 5 (cause he helped me and i am grateful) HOWEVER 4 DAYS LATER I ENDED UP IN THE WORST PAIN IN MY LIFE. I WANTED TO RIP MY HEAD OFF AND STICK IT IN ICE. LOL CRAZY... I DID EVERYTHING I WAS TOLD. DIDN'T SMOKE FOR 5 DAYS (WHICH WAS HARD) I RINSED AFTER EVER MEAL. WARM SALT WATER. I EVEN RINSED WITH CLOHEXIDINE . I USED ICE (HEAT FOR TIGHTNESS) FYI HEAT MAKES YOU WORSE. WELL AFTER 5 DAYS I PAGED DR. BARTHOLOMEW. (NEVER CALLED ME BACK) TURNS OUT HE WAS OUT OF TOWN AND WILL BE GONE FOR 2 WEEKS. (YOU WOULD THINK THE ANSWERING SERVICE WOULD OF KNOWN THAT) DAY 6. I CAN SEE A SMALL WHITE BONE BETWEEN WHERE THE ROOT TIPS GOES IN. I CALLED THE OFFICE AND THE LADY WAS POLITE BUT TOLD ME HOW THE DR. WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY. (SHE COULD GET ME IN ON THE 29 TH-- 14 DAYS LATER. NO POSSIBLE WAY I SAID . I AM DYING IN PAIN. ISN'T SOMEONE ON CALL? NEXT THING I KNOW ANOTHER LADY GOT ON THE PHONE (THE ASSISTANT WHO HELPED W/MY EXTRACTION) I TOLD THE WHOLE STORY AGAIN. I SAID THIS FEELS LIKE THE WORST DRY SOCKET I EVER HAD. SHE TOLD ME DR. BROKLOFF IS ON CALL BUT HE IS AT THE FAIRLAWN OFFICE. SHE SAID MAYBE HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP. MAYBE WAS STRESSED AGAIN. I ASKED HER TO CALL OVER. (SEEMS TO ME THAT WOULD HAVE MORE VALIDITY AND MORE PULL) NOPE!!! I HAD TO CALL MYSELF. (EXPLAIN IT AGAIN) I CALLED AND STRESSED HOW BAD I FEEL. CAN YOU COME IN AT 1PM? TODAY. WAS THE REPLY. OH GOD I THANK HER. I ACTUALLY FELT SOME HOPE (1ST TIME IN DAYS) WHEN I GOT THERE I ONLY WAITED 5 MIN AND WAS TAKING TO THE BACK. I WAS PLACED IN A CONSULTATION ROOM? IN WALKED IN DR. BROKLOFF HE SAID HI (NEVER INTRODUCED HIMSELF.) THAN SAID WHATS WRONG? I AGAIN EXPLAINED MY STORY. TO MY SURPRISE HE PEEKED IN MY MOUTH FOR 10 SECONDS. (NEVER EVEN GOT OUT A DENTAL MIRROR OR A LIGHT. JUST THE DENTAL LAMP OVER THE CHAIR) HE SAID I GOT SOMETHING TO HELP YOU. GOOD I THOUGHT, I AM.IN GOOD HANDS. I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING FOR A NEEDLE OR SOME DRY SOCKET PASTE. NOPE!! HE HAD A LIL CUP WITH A FLUID IN IT (PERIDEX) AND TWO Q TIPS. IT PUT IT OVER THE SOCKET. HE SAID IF YOU DO THIS IT WILL HELP YOUR PAIN. MY GOD MAN I AM IN TERRIBLE PAIN PLEASE DO SOMETHING ELSE (THIS IS WHAT I SHOULD OF SAID) I ASKED WHATS THE PROBLEM? IS IT DRY SOCKET? HE SAID YES IT COULD BE. (COULD BE? WHO SHOULD I ASK FOR SURE I WAS THINKING) I SAID CAN YOU PACK IT? HE REPLIED I DONT THINK IT NEEDS PACKED RIGHT NOW. JUST USE THIS THIS STUFF (FLUID IN THE CUP) I WILL GIVE YOU A PRESCRIPTION FOR IT. I FELT SO LET DOWN.. HE NEVER EVEN OFFERED TO NUMB ME UP. (ATLEAST BREAK THE PAIN CYCLE FOR A FEW HRS.) I ASKED HIM IF TOMORROW ITS NOT ANY BETTER WHAT DO I DO? HE SAID CALL ME!! I WILL TRY TO PACK IT BUT I HAVE CHARGE YOU $50.00 I SAID DOESN'T MAY INSURANCE PAY FOR THE PACKING? HE SAID NO!!!! I BEGUN TO SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE. YOU SEE I AM ON STATE INSURANCE. MAYBE BROKLOFF DOESN'T TAKE MY INSURANCE (I THOUGHT HE DID) REGARDLESS I DIDN'T HAVE $50.00 BUT MEDICAL ETHICS LEADS ME TO ASSUME SINCE HE IS COVERING FOR DR. BARTHOLOMEW (WHO DID MY SURGERY AND TAKES MY INSURANCE) THAN I SHOULD RECIEVED QUALITY CARE REGARDLESS OF ABLITY TO PAY. SAY I HAD MY JAW WIRED SHUT AND HAD COMPLICATIONS WHERE I REQUIRED EMERGENCY SURGERY. NOW THE HOSPITAL CALLS THE ON CALL DR. (BROKLOFF) IS DR BROKLOFF GOING TO MAKE ME PAY HIM BEFORE HE DOES MY EMERGENCY SURGERY? AND IF I DON'T HAVE IT WILL HE REFUSE. WELL ONE MAY SAY THIS IS APPLE TO ORANGES. NOT REALLY.. CAUSE I HAD A PROCEDURE AND HAVE A EMERGENCY (SEVERE PAIN ECT.) THE GUY ON CALL FOR MY DR. WANTS TO CHARGE ME FOR SOMETHING PROVEN TO HELP. THATS PROBABLY WHY HE DIDN'T OFFER TO GET ME NUMB. (HE WOULD HAVE TO CHARGE ME) IN ALL FAIRNESS I AM ONLY ASSUMING. AND I AM SO GRATEFUL HE GOT ME IN AND SAW ME. I AM ALSO SURE THE PERIDEX SOLUTION IS A VALID TREATMENT. BUT I WAS IN SEVERE PAIN. NEVER REALLY TOLD WHAT WAS WRONG. NEVER REALLY EXAMINED. (OTHER TEETH LOOKED AT. PERHAPS THE ADJACENT TEETH COULD OF BEEN AN ISSUE) INFACT I WAS TOLD MOLAR #2 HAD TO COME OUT AS WELL DUE TO DECAY. I WISH DR TIM WOULD OF REMOVED BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. BUT I THINK HE WAS HOPING MY GENERAL DENTIST COULD SAVE IT. NOPE! THE G.D. SAID SORRY BUT THAT TOOTH MUST ALSO BE REMOVED. ANYWAY MY POINT IS I REALLY FELT LET DOWN BY DR. BROKLOFF. LIKE I WAS A LOWER CLASS PATIENT.I ASKED HIM WHAT THAT LIL WHITE STRIP THING WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF MY SOCKET? HE SAID IT WAS A SCAB. FELT LIKE BONE I THOUGHT BUT I TOOK MY PRESCRIPTION AND BEGAN TO WALK OUT. I STOPPED AND ASKED AGAIN. IF I AM STILL IN SEVERE PAIN TOMORROW WILL YOU HELP ME? HE SAID YES I WILL PACK YOU AND YOU WILL GIVE ME $50.00 BUCKS. ON MY WAY HOME FEELING SO MUCH PAIN AND FEELING LIKE NO ONE WILL HELP ME. I CALLED MY G.D. (GENERAL DENTIST) THINKING THEY WOULDN'T TOUCH SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK. BUT THE LADY SAID CAN YOU COME IN AT 3:30PM TODAY. O.K. WOW. I GOT THERE AND WAS PROMPTLY TAKEN TO THE BACK. DR. SCHETLER CAME IN AND SAID YOU LOOK HORRIBLE. HE PATTED ME ON THE SHOULDER. I EXPLAINED EVERYTHING (10XS NOW) HE SAID THIS REALLY IS A JOB FOR THE ORAL SURGEON. (AND WHO EVER WAS ON CALL) BUT SINCE IT APPEARS YOU ARE GETTING THE RUN AROUND. I WILL TAKE A LOOK, BUT A ORAL SURGEON NEEDS TO REMOVE THAT OTHER MOLAR. HE GRABBED A DENTAL MIRROR REALLY LOOKED AROUND. THAN LOOKED UP AT ME AND SAID " ROB YOU HAVE A BAD DRY SOCKET" I SAID WHAT IS THAT WHITE STRIP THINGY IN THE SOCKET? I WAS TOLD IT WAS A SCAB (BY DR. BROKLOFF) NO HE REPLIED THATS EXPOSED BONE. THERE'S NO CLOT COVING IT ANYMORE. FINALLY I GOT THE TRUTH. OR ATLEAST AN ANSWER NOT A PROBABLY STATEMENT. THE DENTIST SAID I WILL TREAT YOUR DRY SOCKET. HE SAID LETS GET YOU OUT OF PAIN FOR A FEW HRS. (FINALLY) HE NUMBED ME UP. HE CLEANED OR WASHED OUT THE SOCKET. HE TOLD ME THAT A DRESSING PROBABLY WON'T STAY IN. SO FIRST HE WILL TRY PUTTING DRY SOCKET MEDICINE IN THE HOLE. (HE INFORMED ME IT WILL MOST LIKELY GET WASHED OUT OR DISLODGED WHEN I EAT) HE FILLED THE SOCKET. AND SAID THIS MAY DO IT OR I MAY HAVE TO DO THIS A FEW MORE TIMES I felt SO GREAT NOW. THE NUMBING MEDS DID THEIR JOB. AND THE DRY SOCKET PASTE IS COMING OUT SLOWLY BUT ENOUGH IS HOLDING ON. I HURT BUT NOT EXTREME PAIN. NOW I HAVE TO ENDURE THIS TILL THE GUM CLOSES OVER THE EXPOSED BONE. I ENJOY MY TIME PAIN FREE CAUSE EVERY FOUR HRS IT SEEMS TO CHANGE. HOPE TONIGHT IT DOESN'T KEEP ME AWAKE. SO THIS IS MY STORY. SAD AS IT IS. I WON'T JUDGE DR. BROKLOFF. I DON'T KNOW WHY I WAS TREATED THE WAY I WAS. I HOPE HE SIMPLY DIDN'T REALIZE WHAT I WAS SAYING. I DON'T LIKE TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR PEOPLE. BUT I HATE TO GIVE A REVIEW FOR A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL THAT IS UNFAVORABLE (SEEING I DON'T REALLY KNOW HIM) AND I DO NOT WANT TO JUDGE HIM AND ALL HIS MEDICAL SKILLS BASED OFF OF ONE EXPERIENCE. I READ THE REVIEWS ON THIS DR. AND THE WEB MD HAS HIM AT 2-3 STARS OUT OF 5 Another site has him at 1-2 stars across the board. I WONDER IF ANYONE FROM HIS STAFF READS THESE REVIEWS. PROBABLY NOT. !!! I BET ITS NOT EVEN A CONCERN TO HIM. I HOPE I AM WRONG. I WOULD THINK HE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT HIS PATIENTS THINK OF HIM. HAS FOR ME I HOPE THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING AND HOPE I CAN STILL SEE DR. BARTHOLOMEW FOR THE OTHER TOOTH EXTRACTION. I DID LIKE DR TIM ALOT. GOOD LUCK TO ANYONE HAVING THE SAME ISSUES
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