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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I was referred to the practice from my dentist due to my insurance. I honestly wish I would have went some were else and just paid in full for my surgery for wisdom teeth removal.
I never had surgery or even had a local anesthetic used on me before. The only time I have ever had to use any type of pain medication was for a car accident back in high school, and the hospital gave me morphine while being admitted and Vicodin for the pain at home. But anyways, while having my surgery for my wisdom teeth done, I woke up to them trying to break my last tooth and while they were stitching me up. I remember just being in a lot of pain, trying not to cry. They finished, sent me home with gauze, an at home care sheet and a prescription for Percocet. Like I expected, I was swollen and in a lot pain. The Percocet and Motrin was not working. I was taking the Percocet every 4 hours with 2 Motrin every time. I had this done on Thursday, so all weekend I suffered with the most horrible pain I ever had. I couldn’t eat, drink, sleep, open my mouth or even talk with out crying because of the pain. When Monday came around, I called them and talked to Jessica (one of the nurses during my surgery) explained to her what was going on and her response was, “I’m sorry, but there is nothing we can do. That’s why the doctor prescribed you 28 Percocet instead of 12 because of the pain you’ll be in for removing so much bone from my bottom jaw. Just make sure your taking the medicine ever 4 hours and rinsing with salt water.” I followed the take home care sheet word from word. Nothing worked! Icing it made it worse. So after spending hours of crying, I couldn’t take the pain anymore and went to the ER. They examined me, nothing looked abnormal from just looking at it. So they switched my pain medication, motrin dosage, gave me more antibiotics and an oral rinse (just in case of an infection in the bone) and sent me home. I was still in the most horrifying pain the rest of the day and all night, the pain meds they prescribed me was not working. So I just ended up back in the ER the next day. They ended up admitting, putting me on morphine which thankfully took the throbbing away, and sent me for a cat scan and blood work. Test came back normal but they couldn’t understand why I was having the pain I was having day 5 of post surgery. So they admitted over night for observation. They had 4 different types of pain medications alternating every other hour it seemed just to get a head of the pain and make me feel better. Assuming it was an infection they couldn’t see, I was finally discharged later the next day with even better pain medications and another antibiotic.
Not that all that really matters to most of you, but my point of all of it was how this practice handled the situation. Instead of telling me “there’s nothing they can do”, you would have thought since they done my surgery that they would have asked me to come in to examine my mouth, make sure there was no dry socket or infection. But instead they don’t take in consideration of how their patients are doing post op. They didn’t even schedule me a post op exam to make sure I healed correctly. So now I’m exactly a week out from my surgery and in horrible pain STILL, thankfully the new pain medication makes the pain bearable!! Luckily the ER thought there was something more they could actually do to help me even though they didn’t do the surgery. Glad I had all 4 done at the same time so I don’t have to go back to that earful, joke of a place!
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!
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