By: Athena G.
Akron Family Dental Center
This is absolutely one of the best dental experiences I have had, and this is from someone who has had a fear of dentists for most of their life. I tend not to even go unless there is a problem. I chipped a piece off of my wisdom tooth a week ago, and had some mild pain and discomfort. I went to the Locust St. clinic first, and they insisted it could not be pulled normally, and that I would have to be seen by an oral surgeon to cut it out. I was terrified, but I assumed they knew best, since they had taken my x-rays (decided in less than 15 seconds after looking at the tooth that it would have to be surgically removed). The only problem was that the surgeons they recommended would not be able to see me for several weeks. I resigned myself to taking tylenol, and then I started looking up other dentists. I called Akron Family Dental on a Monday, and told them what I had been told by the other office, and they made an appointment for me in 2 days. Dr. John Brooke was who I saw, and he is wonderful. The best dentist I have ever been to. He was friendly and professional, and told me he would definitely be able to take care of it. He laid out all of the risks that can happen with a wisdom tooth extraction to make sure I knew and was prepared for what could happen, and then promptly went to work with the help of his assistant (another lovely person named Rachel). He had to stick me more than once with the Novocaine, and I barely felt discomfort. It took him less than 15 minutes to do work to some cavities he discovered, and to pull out the tooth (that part took less than 3 minutes tops). He was so fast and did such a smooth job, I had to ask if he had finished taking the tooth, because I didn't believe he could've taken it out so quickly and perfectly. I was thrilled...as much as you can be at the dentist's :). Highly recommended, and I hate having to go to the dentist. I would go back in a heartbeat, I just hope I don't have to for awhile.
By: cotymay
Petry & Walton DDS
They are the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. After I left the Army due to injuries sustained from Iraq; I was left with no medical and messed up teeth. Dr. Petry took me under his wing and has made my smile "pretty" again. Every time I have a surgery two days after Dr. Petry calls to check up on me; my own doctor who conducted the surgery did not even call me. I feel like I am home when I am there (minus the pain)(LOL) and they treat people with the most upright respect. I have not let TONS of doctors work on me because what happened in my past, but Dr. Petry is a great and very well educated man. If your looking for a dentist in the Akron, Canton, Fairlawn and etc. area this is the PERFECT place to go. Even if you live in Cleveland or New York /city it is well worth the drive to this dentist's office. I can not stress how impressed I am with them there. They make every customer a member of their family and I am PROUD to say I am "apart of their family"!!!! Thanks again everyone at Dr. Petry's office because of you all I'm once again not afraid to smile!!!!
By: narcispasca
Dental Arts - Cristian Chirla DMD
My family has been going to Dr. Chirla's office ever since he started practicing; we have always been very pleased with the great and friendly service we receive each time we visit. Dr. Chirla is gentle, caring and very knowledgeable; he keeps abreast of the latest developments in his specialty, and uses up-to-date technology; the members of his staff are informative, professional and very helpful. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Chirla’s services to anyone looking for excellence in dentistry delivered with compassion and a big smile.
By: duna5643
American Dental Center
I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the American Dental Centers facilities in NE Ohio (Chapel Hill, & Elyria OH) The entire staff is always friendly and personable, the prices are very reasonable, and my personal dentist Dr. Balaze is incredible. The only dentist on earth I have ever had that can give a Novocaine injection without any pain. 5 stars in my book!!
By: Mary K.
American Dental Centers
My wife and I normally go to the location at Chapel Hill Mall. My tooth broke while on a business trip near the Romig Road office. I called the office and they were able to easily pull up my records and see me THAT DAY! Let's just say I am now pain free! Thank you American Dental Centers!Tom Kline
By: Joey A.
Akron Family Dental Center
my fiancee and i both recently went i had a chipped tooth and he had alot of work that needed done dr damon fixed my tooth that day and explained everything thoroughly and took care of my fiancees dental work even though my fiancee is deathly afraid of dentists they are great =]
By: Robert L.
Associates Robert M lazarow dds and
After years of not liking dentists, we finally found Dr. Lazarow!! Exceptional work, friendly staff, gentle and affordable. I am telling everyone I know!! When my friends go I then get $25 off next visit!! So great.
By: pisces44tlb
Robert J. Demboski, DDS
Exceptional dental satff who take the time to treat you like a person and not a number. They really care about me as a whole. very professional and knowledgeable. My dentist wonderful and I love my hygienist Sara.
By: haroldtrask232
Associates Robert M lazarow dds and
Office staff is very accommodating. Always explain procedures prior to undertaking tasks. Would recommend this dentist to anyone looking for state of the art dentistry and up to date treatment options.
By: dennis.brown.1806
Akron Family Dental Center
Akron Family Dental is the best dental place to go too!......they met my needs and friendly employees a understanding Dentist made it all worthwhile!......I got my smile back :)......Thanks so much!!
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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