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Dr. Joseph Kim

Dentistry
Norwalk , OH
27 years experience male

Locations

Norwalk Dental Center

Norwalk , OH

Address

10 Stower Lane, Suite C, Norwalk , OH
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4196634499

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Dentistry

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110 Answers
92 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Benefit from consult: You've been given some great advice. The only thing i might add is this: even if your son's teeth are straight, the relationship between the upper an... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Post op instructions: In most cases, you're past the danger point of your healing. But, it is still important to follow post operative healing instructions until the tissu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes and then No: Metal fillings have been the dentists' choice of restorations for many years. It is an amalgamated mixture that (once set) is very strong and will la... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Healing cap: There will be a cover placed over the implant site called a 'healing cap.' it is essentially a man-hole cover for the gums to protect the implant (an... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Always have options: No 2 procedures are ever quite the same. And no 2 teeth are ever identical (in terms of treatment) even when its in your own mouth. Although post-op s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Finish your meds: It's hard to stop a snowball halfway down the hill. Sometimes you need to let it roll to the bottom before you can chip away at it and knock it down ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Get a consult 1st: Make sure you meet with an oral surgeon prior to any decisions you make. This will insure that you formulate the best plan of attack with the least a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Peridontal surgery: Receding gums are a key sign indication of impending gum disease. Deep cleanings (root plaining) are often necessary to slow, not stop, the progressi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Accurate information: No two people heal exactly the same way. The average non-smoker may take up to 4-6 weeks for the gum tissue to fully heal. Smokers have been known to... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Absolutely: Depending on the level of fracture, the teeth can almost certainly be fixed. It will be important for him to be evaluated properly by a dentist first... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Check up time: The crowded eruption of incisors is a very common occurrence. Sometimes the lower adult teeth come in front of- or behind- the baby teeth. Ideally, y... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Absolutely Not: Your body has an amazing healing mechanism that constantly fights pain that arises. Your toothache is no different. Like the waves in the ocean, the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Ignore: The success of implants over the past 20+ years can be directly attributed to proper planning!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
No, it is oxidation: Not all cavities come with stains and not stains are cavities. But stained and darkened areas on teeth are susceptible attack points for cavities. It... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Too many answers: Sometimes lesions and ulcers indicate an oral diagnosis as severe as gatrointestinal disease. And sometimes, bumps are just bumps. An oral examinati... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Infection is worse: There are always risks ie. Perforation of canals, overfill, fractured roots etc. However, not having a necessary root canal- will always present more... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Why save 3rd molar?: #32 is not easy to reach, difficult to clean, and extraordinary hard to endodontically treat successfully. There must be extenuating circumstances fo... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Not usually: Most antacids are used to relieve stomach acids from proliferating in the form of gatric reflux (upset stomach.) a bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Orthodontics: Bonding or veneers can certainly be used to close any space. But 5 mm may result in central incisors that look unusually wide. Braces may be a better... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
End result-worth it: Many patients' biggest fears have to do with injections. The area (of the upper front teeth) is a very tender and sensitive area to anesthetize. Talk... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Your dentist: Most dentists are willing to back their work as a matter of pride. Fillings sometimes fracture due to unforeseen concerns of bite or trauma. If youh... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Both are effective: Keep in mind that removal of an infected nerve is only a precursor to additional treatment. A pulpotomy on a baby tooth will need a stainless steel cr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Childrens motrin: Children's motrin(ibuprofen) often works better than tylenol (acetaminophen) for short term relief. Motrin is an anti-inflamatory pain reliever that... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
History: Although it sounds as if your oral hygeine habits are quite good presently, the fact remains that at some point of your past, periodontal bone loss o... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
PCN yes, Flagyl no: Penicillin is a very good first line of attack against tooth infections. Flagyl is an antibiotic medicaton used particularly for anaerobic (gram +) b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Many options: Depending on the strength and health of the tooth (previous restorations, etc.) you have a choice to make. If the tooth can be rotated back to a stra... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Only if you want to: Keep it. The antibiotics (that helped previously) may not be as effective the next time. And more often than not, when the pain comes back- it wil... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Not in moderation: Hydrogen peroxide (10%-35%) is the primary ingredient in whitening or bleaching gels. Carbamide peroxide is another. Whitening systems work on teeth... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Exam and x-ray: It sounds as if you've been through multiple extractions in your past. I have several patients who have been through similar circumstances. The one ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Extract it or fix it: For many of my patients, i offer the opportunity to postpone the inevitable root canal filling, by removing the infected nerve only. This is only a te... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Depends on which 5: Single rooted front teeth are usually the easiest to remove quickly. Two and three rooted molar teeth can often present a much more challenging task.... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Checkup and cleaning: For someone so young, i can only suspect that it's been a while since your last cleaning. Think of the gums, like a muscle that hasn't been exercised... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Age is not an issue: If your child needs dental work, then seek attention. If your current dentist is not comfortable working on toddlers, then ask for a referral to a pe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Veneers : A composite veneer is an inexpensive way to see if you like the gap filled between your teeth. If you like the way it looks, a porcelain veneer (fab... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Kinesiology: I work closely with a physical therapist who evaluates my patients with TMJ pain. The TMJ is a difficult area to treat due to the fact that pain is c... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Expensive: Expensive toothbrushes and pastes mean nothing when they're primarily used as bathroom ornaments!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Motrin,Aleve>Tylenol: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a decent pain reliever for headaches. But pain in the jaw and ear are usually indicative of TMJ muscle and joint pain. Ant... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
To a degree: Many people who claim to be 'hard to numb' actually have an anatomy slightly different from the norm. The injection site for #19 pierces a triangular ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Probably unrelated: The symptoms you've described are simply too vague to render an accurate diagnosis. But, if you can feel pain in your tooth from physical exertion, it... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Age is not an issue: Wisdom teeth are erupting teeth, just like the rest of your dentition. Impacted wisdom teeth usually indicate a blockage of normal eruption. Whether... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Emax Crown: A completed root canal procedure, especially on a tooth with damage/decay into the pulp tissue, will often result in discoloration. The tooth is "de-... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Soon, hopefully: I would love to tell you about the efficacy of the penicillin, but honestly, each situation is different. Depending on the level of infection and sw... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Have it checked out: There simply isn't enough information to accurately diagnose your condition or predict it's outcome. But malocclusions of the jaw (whether there is ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Intrinsic Staining: All processed food (in cans, bags or bottles) have food coloring added, to make them more appetizing. The inside portion of the tooth is called the d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Salt water lavage: Local pharmacies dispense liquid medications for children with a plastic syringe. The tip of the syringe should be placed on the tooth yet under the g... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Healing normally: The center of the sockets, where the teeth were removed, are the most nutrient-rich areas in the body which produce healing. Post operative instructi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: Any vigorous negative pressure, such as coughing, sucking, spitting and vomiting, can disrupt the healing from an open wound in the mouth. The key wor... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
They can be related: It all depends on the status of the previously root canal treated tooth. If there is still an infectious process in the tooth socket, then there woul... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
< 25 min after meals: The 25 minute period after finishing a meal is the most prone your teeth will be to cavity causing effects. Brushing after meals greatly reduces this... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 27 years experience
Roof of mouth: Vaulted palate is an anatomical description for a high arch in the roof of the mouth. Severe cases diagnosed in children have been associated with a ... Read More

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Mar 20, 2015
Great Doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer very helpul and i'll defenetly do that
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks.for 2 years there was no issues.doc told me it might be gone
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much doctor for the answer, very helpful.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State Universtiy College of Dentistry
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, Ohio - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Ohio - Summer
2013
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