Dr. Joseph Kim

Dentistry
Norwalk , OH
28 years experience male

Locations

Norwalk Dental Center

Norwalk , OH

Address

10 Stower Lane, Suite C, Norwalk , OH
Directions

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Fax

4196634499

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Dentistry

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110 Answers
92 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Jaw pain by the ear: The TMJ describes the anatomical junction of 4 muscles on each side of the jaw bone. Problems can be as simple as 'popping' noises to complex situati... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Composite or amalgam: An amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various powdered metals. It is inexpensive & when properly placed has been known to last for many years- relia... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Ask: The use of Nitrous Oxide is very common to most dental offices. The internet and yellow pages can be a great resource to inform you. But honestly, fin... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Prosthodontics: Although there will never be a way for dentists to truly replace what god gave you, space replacements are a different story. A prosthodontic applian... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
The one you USE!: An in-office whitening system will always deliver the best results. But having said that- there is no reason to expect that a take-home kit (trays, ge... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Normal healing: Remember that you've just undergone a surgical procedure. It will take between 2-4 days (normally) to heal from such a procedure. But, when it finally... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
None: The medications you listed have specific and localized uses. They are intended for short-term mild relief of symptoms to 'bridge' you until you can b... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Indicates more work: Post operative sensitivity is normal for several weeks after the procedure. Lingering sensitivity, that lasts longer than the normal period of heali... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Dental checkup: My colleauges have provided you with accurate and absolutely correct advice. The only thing that i might add, is this: have any questionable tooth o... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Depth into tooth: A filling denotes a procedure where decayed tooth structure is removed and the space is then filled with a composite or amalgam . As long as the dam... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes but not well: Depending on the concentration of carbamide peroxide (or hydrogen peroxide, ) these products will work. But you may find that repetetive purchases ne... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bad idea: Alcohol always affects the interactions of medications, especially antibiotics! and never take a opiod pain reliver while drinking!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Aphthasol (amlexanox): Talk to your dentist about this product. 'aphthasol' is the brand name for an oral, Amlexanox oral paste, 5%. It tastes like a mud patch, but has be... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes: The success of implants has as much to do with the selection process for patients as the procedure itself. Strong, healthy bone prior to surgery will ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Abscesses are worse: Root canal therapy is the treatment for removal of infected nerve tissue. Left untreated the infection can progress into a serious abscess in the jaw ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Soft diet: Soups, puddings, jello, & hard-boiled eggs are foods that are acceptable based on their soft texture and blandness. Stay away from hard, crunchy or s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes,see your dentist: The TMJ is a ball and socket on each side of the jaw. In many ways, it is just like an arm in the shoulder socket. There is a o ring between the bones... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Pregancy Gingivitis: The fetal develpoment in your body draws from its healing resources. The most noticeable area is often the gums which present with redness, swelling a... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Dentist&orthodontist: Although 11 is behind the age curve for incisor eruption, many factors can cause delays. A dental exam and x-rays are needed for diagnosis. And a co... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Doctor & Pharmacist: Check with your doctor and pharmacist regarding medications that you may be taking which may cause xerostomia. That is clinical 'dry mouth.' and hav... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Consult first: If the idea of being fully sedated makes you hesitant to proceed, then simply ask the oral surgeon to offer other alternatives. The use of antianx... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Variable solutions: Wear facets resulting in sharpened edges of canine teeth are common, but usually indicate deeper issues with occlusion (relation of upper and lower te... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Some do, I do not: The root canal filling material is composed of gutta percha. It's actually the orange wound rubber stuff inside of golf balls to give them compressive... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Prevention's the key: Regardless of your cavity index, there are a host of other factors that come into play pertaining to halitosis (or bad breath.) regular cleanings and ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Virtually none: There is absolutely no substitute for replacing what god gave you! all dental restorations will have increased longevity with proper care and mainten... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Unfortunately, yes: You have just completed a surgical procedure that will place high demands on your body's ability to heal. Everyone's healing capacity differs from pe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Gum disease: You've basically defined the main characteristic of gum disease called, "gingivitis." when your gums bleed easily due to brushing or flossing, it is e... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
pain is related: Jaw pain, ear pain and toothache pain can all be related. Finish your prescription as directed and definitely make an appointment to have your mouth ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
it happens often: The most common underlying reason for a filling to 'fall out' is due to a cavity. When decay threatens the normal health of a tooth, it can affect th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Better home care: When your gums bleed easily, it's your body's way of telling you that your mouth is not at optimum health. Many people may think they should brush an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
It varies: As a general rule, the larger the wound- the longer the healing. Molar teeth in the back of the mouth take longer to heal than front teeth. Sutures ma... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Overcoming fear: Most of my patients who fear the dentist can often point to at least one bad experience from the past (usually during childhood.) that may be the cas... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
As long as it helps: But after 8 days of solid healing, i would say you're close to being done.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Let her work it out: A primary tooth or 'milk tooth' is supposed to come out starting at this age- usually the bottom 2 front teeth, followed by the upper 2 front teeth. ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Potentially, yes: Temporary crowns are used with the intention of protecting the prepared tooth while a permanent crown is constructed in a lab. By definition, a tempor... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 years experience
Essentially, yes. Left untreated, an Irreversible Pulpitis will evolve into an abscess. That's when pain. and swelling can become unimaginable. You wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 28 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
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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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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