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  • I didn't like that they don't offer coffee but overall they are professional and caring. They even called and text several times to check on my daughter after she had 4 wisdom teeth pulled.

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    Tangelina B.

    Dr. Goodove and his staff were once again great from start to finish. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed and everything went smoothly. This is my second daughter to have this procedure here and I will definitely be bringing my youngest here as well. Would definitely highly recommend Dr. Goodove Oral Surgery.

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    Margot M.

    The team at Goodove oral surgery in Chesapeake was so professional and attentive. My son got his wisdom teeth taken out by them and they were wonderful. They walked me through the procedure, gave me step by step of everything they would do and made me feel so comfortable with putting my baby in their hands. Even after surgery they followed up with a phone call and made sure everything was good with us. They were fantastic and I highly recommend them.

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    Nadia W.
  • I was in excellent hands with the staff at Goodove Oral Surgery. They made me feel special and very comfortable. Dr. Goodove is a wonderful surgeon and shows great compassion as well as his staff. I wish that I can remember his assistant’s name! I’ve had anyone do for me what she had done. Thank you all so very much!!!

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    Sharon P.

    Having worked in the medical field for over 35 years, I've had many experiences with staff and doctors, both good and bad. I can tell you first hand that the entire staff and Dr. Berry were wonderful during my surgery at their Suffolk office. Every one of them was professional with a personal touch of care for individual thrown in! Thank you all so much, I would refer anyone needing your services to contact you! For the very best in oral surgery and other services, don't hesitate to contact Goodove.

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    Betty S.

    I was really anxious going in to get my wisdom teeth pulled, as I've never had more than a cleaning. Everyone here was incredibly kind a professional. They talked me through everything and were very calming. I'd recommend Goodove to anyone looking for dental surgery.

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    Hannah D.
  • I had a very wonderful experience at this office. Dr. Zagursky made sure that I was comfortable and explained everything that he was doing. Neketa went above and beyond. I would recommend this office to anyone that needs a procedure done.

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    Hope J.

    I am so pleased with Dr. Goodove and the team. My expereince was Fantastic. I've been to many other oral surgeons and Dr. Goodove is by far the BEST! If you're looking for a Top Oral Surgeon at reasonable prices. Hire them! I promise you that you wont be disappointed.

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    Scott A.

    They removed 3 of my wisdom teeth today, I got the gas option and it was well worth it. I live in Franklin and I drove all the way to the Virginia Beach location because of the reviews. I have HORRIBLE anxiety and I freaked out while he was numbing me and they helped calm me down and talked to me the whole time. They are very caring the nurse & the doctor! Im surprised because the doctors usually don’t care it’s always the nurses but this surgeon was AWESOME a huge thanks to y’all. I would recommend y’all to anyone! God bless!

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    Destiny C.
  • Very pleased and satisfied with the great service for my oral surgery. Wonderful staff and friendly atmosphere!

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    Romero F.

    Check in was fast if you filled out the forms online before your appointment. Staff was friendly and i was called in the back within 5 minutes. Once in the room, consultation was quick and straight to the point. Dr Goodove explained everything. I was able to get an appointment the next day for surgery. It was all over within 20 minutes and i had no pain at all afterwards. Three days later and i have not taken any pain pills that was prescribed. Best experience ever. Definitely above 5 stars

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    camesha c.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous, I mean who wouldn’t be, but the procedure was super smooth. I think I was worried for nothing. Dr. Z was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. If necessary, I will be coming back, I will not look any further.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

    UPDATE: It’s been three days and I was worried when the anesthesia wore off I would experience excruciating pain, but I haven’t had any pain or soreness at all. The side of my face, where the tooth was extracted did swell up pretty huge (golfball size) , which was completely expected, but the swelling is now going down. I personally haven’t needed the pain medicine that were prescribed to me, which is amazing because I really do not enjoy taking pills of any sort unless I seriously have to. Dr. Z is amazing I really cannot stress that enough. Definitely one of the best. Pay attention to the reviews, they are not leading you astray.

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    Angelique J.
  • Had a great experience! I was fully awake with just numbing for wisdom teeth extraction (all 4), took about 30mins, first tooth came out in about 2mins. Mr.Goodove walked me through the whole process during surgery. I would highly recommend!

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    rebecca m.

    My visit to Dr. Goodove was the best it could be under the circumstances. He preformed the same type of surgery on me several years ago and everything went very well. No problems and quick recovery.
    The office staff is very friendly and professional.
    I highly recommend this group.

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    Anna S.

    I am very pleased. No surgery is fun but Dr. Zagursky made it bearable. I was very embarrassed & humiliated with my teeth. He made me feel very comfortable about myself. He has a down to earth easy to talk too type of personality. I can not praise him enough for the quality of his work & bedside manners! THANK YOU! I highly recommend Goodove Oral Surgery to anyone in need.

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    David P.
  • I love this Dentistry. From the 1st visit the staff and Dr. was pleasant. They made sure my son was comfortable. Dr explain everything that my son primary Dr did not explain for me to understande in lame man terms. This office went beyond their duties and handled things for me that I could not do for myself. I am so ever grateful. ❤

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    Latasha H.

    My boys both had their wisdom teeth taken out at the same time. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Staff was available and answered questions when I called after the procedure. Even with COVID-19 the surgery was quick and everything went well.

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    Erica C.

    Dr. Scott Goodove was kind, caring, and patient with my difficulty procedure. Staff handled my care without any issues. In addition to their professionalism, I truly enjoyed my follow-up call from his office the evening of my procedure. I would highly recommend Goodove Oral Surgery!

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    Christina P.
  • 5 stars all the way! Our experience with this office was top of the line. Dr. Zagursky and his staff were phenomenal. From the consultation to even after the surgery, they made sure we understood everything and followed up with us, and answered any and all questions. Dr. Zagursky takes his time when he meets with families and he made me feel like we were his only clients. I would definitely recommend this team and I would go back for any future dental/surgical needs.

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    Joy P.

    I was very pleased with my experience having a tooth extracted. I am 68 and this was the first tooth I have had pulled. I was very nervous but didn’t need to be. Everything went well.

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    Mary D.

    We had an awesome experience with the entire team at Goodove. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed today & they were amazing with her. They kept her comfortable and talked her through everything. The nurse in the room was super sweet. Thanks for everything guys. Jada Miller.

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    Kevin M.
  • I was afraid to have my wisdom tooth pull but the surgeon made me feel very comfortable during the procedure. I really recommend this facility, everyone was very nice. Awesome!

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    A G.

    Dr. Zagursky and Jillian were absolutely wonderful! I felt so cared for during my implant procedure. Dr. Zagursky’s impeccable bedside manner is by far one of the best experiences I’ve had in both the medical and dental fields in Hampton Roads. Both Jillian and Dr. Zagusrky called me a few hours later to check up on my healing. I cannot recommend this practice highly enough and while I do not wish to need another implant in the future, this is where I would return. Thank you all!

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    Elizabeth M.

    Very good directon, very friendly

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    david b.
  • My 9 year old son has diagnosed anxiety. The way Dr. Green spoke to him directly and made him feel at ease prepared him for his procedure and took away his fear. The day of the surgery My son asked for Dr, Green, he had no fits, no tears, few nerves. I really appreciate how the nurse as well as the doctor followed up with me personally to make sure he was recovering well. I would recommend this office.

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    Renae M.

    Very good experience. Staff was friendly. Super informative. All around best experience. Had three teeth extracted didn't feel a thing.

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    Nasario L.

    Another wonderful surgery!! Two extractions, and my mouth feels 10 times better. It’s sore obviously, but not like what I was dealing with while they were in. I’ll take this pain over that pain any day of the week! Dr. Goodove and his staff are perfect!! I’m always nervous when it comes to anything to do with my teeth, but I trust them to no end! I would never go anywhere else! You want a surgeon that knows what he’s doing, come here! You want friendly and professional staff that embody a great surgeon, look no further, they have it all!! I could not be more happy to have found such a wonderful surgeon and affordable! Absolutely incredible people here!

    Thank you so much for helping me! See you next time!

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    A G.
  • My visit on June 9, 2020 was a very pleasant one. I was in good care with Dr Zagursky and Meaghan. I went in for an extraction and bone grafting for a future implant. My questions were all answered and I appreciated the follow up call from Meaghan after my procedure. I feel confident that the rest of my procedures will go just as well.

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    Or'Shasa B.

    My wife had a wisdom tooth removed yesterday. The entire process went smooth and painless, team is so friendly and professional. We are impressed with being called and checked hours after the operation occurred. Thanks to all at Goodove Oral Surgery - VB.

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    Berke U.

    Very good directon, very friendly

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    A G.
  • Amazing and prompt, safe, painless . Loved it! You get my vote. Highly Recommend.

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    Darryl ..

    Dr Green and his staff are friendly, professional and skilled in oral surgery. My son had his wisdom teeth extracted and the nursing staff eased his anxieties while Dr Green talked him through the initial steps in the procedure. One day post-surgery, Dr Green called personally to see how my son was doing. It’s a comfort to have that level of doctor-patient interaction. I would recommend Goodove Oral Surgery for your oral surgery needs.

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    Elisa K.

    At the age of 69, I had to have one of my wisdom teeth removed, during my consultation and during the actual removal the doctor and the staff was very respectful and courteous, they made me feel as if I had been a patient of theirs for twenty years everyone was very professional and caring. During my prep and the removal, a young lady (NeKeta) was so kind and friendly that she made the procedure a delight during what I thought was going to be a bad day for me ... She is what customer/patient service should be everywhere ... Thank You “Goodove”

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    Solomon P.
  • Excellent office staff! Surgery took a total of 20 minutes. So fast and pain free. Thank you Tanika for your great assistance!

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    S B.

    Sorry not this location they probably are great left review for wrong location! So sorry guys.

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    A G.

    Caring & friendly staff starting at the front desk and continuing with every employee of Dr. Peter Zakursky. I saw an oral surgeon for an issue that I was having (along with a lot of pain) on Taylor Road and that doc(won’t mention his name at 4053 Taylor Rd) said he could schedule me for 6 weeks later to fix it and said my pain shouldn’t be that bad. I then called Dr. Zakursky at Goodove Oral Surgery and told them what was going on and that I was in a lot of pain. They scheduled me for a consultation the next morning and once I got in there, Dr. Zakursky and staff moved their schedule around to take care of me that day. The front desk & Dr Zakursky called the following day to see how I was doing. The entire staff is professional, caring, friendly and put their patients first. I highly recommend Dr Zakursky and his team for any oral surgery needs. They are AMAZING!!

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    Mark O.
  • Best experience ever...The surgeon showed he genuinely care about how I felt and pain management. His assistant Neketa was awesome she help me stay calm and let me know what was going on through out the whole surgery...Thank you

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    Cecile ..

    Very kind and did any incredible job. Very clear post op instructions. Awesome front desk staffing, and Dr. G did great, as well as the anesthesiologist! Thanks again!

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    A G.

    I'm a bit nervous about dental work. I came for an evaluation and it turned out that I needed a broken molar removed. The procedure was quick and aside from a slight bit of pressure, I never felt a thing! Since I have a rather crowded mouth, I elected not to replace the tooth, but I am thrilled that it has been prepared in a way that I can have an implant later if I change my mind. I will definitely go back to Dr. Goodove if I ever need an oral surgeon again. What a great experience!

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    Todd T.
  • My name is Brynn W. I normally don’t do the review thing but this time I felt like I needed to. I came to Goodove Oral Surgery a couple of weeks ago for an extraction. I was extremely nervous. I was put at ease by Amber and Dr Zagursky. They was very comforting during my whole procedure. I didn’t realize the tooth was even out. Amber explained everything that I could expect after an extraction and she answered every question I had. She also called me later that day to make sure I was doing ok and to see if I had anymore questions. She was exceptional. The whole office was extremely professional and nice. I would recommend everyone to come here for their dental needs.

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    Bre W.

    Thank you Nikita for taking great care of my son. Definately will be coming back and ponting others in your direction 5 star denistry

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    Sorry not this location they probably are great left review for wrong location! So sorry guys.

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    Brytnee D.
  • It was such a pleasant wisdom tooth extraction. They were great with communications and information pre and post surgery! I would reccomend to everyone,

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    Kanijah B.

    My daughter had surgery and that was her first time. She was nervous and the sad thing about it nobody could go back there with her due to the coronavirus and she only twelve years old. But the nurse that was back there with her was very amazing. She assure me that she was going to be right there beside her and make sure she would be alright and she did just that. The nurse made my daughter feel safe and comfortable she talk to her and everything. The staff called me and let me know what was going on and to let me know that my daughter was doing good. And the best thing about it they didn't take long. I will recommend family and friends to this dentist office.

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    Sherry C.

    Best experience ever...The surgeon showed he genuinely care about how I felt and pain management. His assistant Neketa was awesome she help me stay calm and let me know what was going on through out the whole surgery...Thank you

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    Cecile B.
  • A warm and friendly environment. The assistance to the surgeon were excellent at making me comfortable and distracted frm my nervousness and fear. The Surgeon was quite skilled at his job, making it a quick and painless process. Thanks Goodove!

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    Rickardo S.

    I really appreciate this oral surgeon office. I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed by laughing gas. Was extremely nervous but the procedure was super smooth. Doctor was amazing. My wisdom was removed in as little as 15-20 minutes. I will be coming back.

    Prayerfully my healing process goes even smoother! Would totally recommend.

    Angelique J. Avatar
    Angelique J.

    Very efficient. No hassles. Painless surgery and helpful follow-up.

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    Kenneth C.
  • Today I had two wisdom teeth pulled. I recommended Goodove, they make you feel comfortable and everyone is friendly. Thank you all.

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    Katrina g.

    I was a little nervous because I don't like needles. But after that it was like sitting in your car while your getting your tires changed.. Some jurking and some sounds but completely painless!! Maybe it was the nitro that let me relax fully and no pain really made the difference.. And don't get me started on the staff. Amber!! Omg she was so informative and super easy to talk to. The rest of the staff were very polite as well. Thanks Goodove Oral Surgery!!

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    Amanda A.

    Great visit; surgery went well; was in and out quickly. Wish I could have seen the surgeon afterwards--I had a couple questions which will have to wait till Monday so I can call the office and get the answers.

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    Carol A.
  • I highly recommend this place for your oral surgery procedures. Staff was friendly, and put you at ease. Made sure I was comfortable at all times, and put my nerves at ease. Surgeon was awesome! And Mrs Neketa was a great help from the time I went in the back, til I was done. Thank you so much for everything.

    Alnika C. Avatar
    Alnika C.

    Excellent Doctor who explains what he is doing during procedure and gives encouragement. The whole staff was experienced and friendly. Highly recommend this Dentist

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    Susan V.

    Scott and Kelley were great. They explained everything that was going to happen. Gave me the right amount of Novocain so that I wouldn't feel any pain, but not so much so that my fell onto the floor. I don't like that either. His office has also helped me navigate the loss of my job and using Cobra to retain my insurance, and the coordination of my benefits. The only drawback is that there isn't handicapped parking near the door to his office.

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    Rebecca W.
  • I have been trying years to get my wisdom teeth out, but I’ve always been scared. I was referred to one dentist however he only provided numbing medicine and I wanted to be put to sleep. Also another kept giving me the run around. So eventually I was referred to Goodove. First visit was hard for me because I get anxiety so I had to reschedule and I didn’t think Dr. Berry understood that at first. Finally came back and was able to have a relaxing conversation with Dr. Berry. My appointment was yesterday and it was over in 30 minutes. I still had effects of the anesthesia up to 6 hours later, but it was a very pleasant and painless experience. Even post-op I was not in pain.

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    Whitney C.

    Very pleasant and quick. Didn't wait too long to see the dentist.

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    Christine T.

    I was referred to Dr. Goodove after another doctor failed to numb my mouth to pull out a back tooth. I explain to his staff my situation and they were fast getting me an appointment even put me on a waiting list in case of a cancellation. During my consultation he and his staff were friendly and professional. Dr Goodove examined my mouth and said he did not have to put me to sleep to pull this tooth. He would just numb my mouth if that was ok with me. I was scared because of my previous experiences with two other dentists but I said ok. I really didn’t want to be put to sleep for one tooth. He gave me instructions on what to do before my appointment and in less than a week he pulled my tooth. He was fast and I didn’t feel a thing. If I have to have anymore major work done to my mouth I will surely be quick to call his office.

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    Tonya M.
  • I have used Goodove Oral Surgery once before and both times I have been very satisfied with my care. My surgeon and his aides were very attentive and took good care of me. I had Dr. Zagursky and I highly recommend him to have any work done. They take good care of you at this practice.

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    Laurie G.

    Both of my appointments were absolutely organized and on time. The entire staff was professional and kind. My actual surgery was amazing, I was given step by step knowledge of what was happening and Dr Goodove was wonderful. He was gentle, kept me informed of what was happening with each step. I was very nervous and anxious but Jackie and Dr Goodove made me feel so comfortable. I loved the information package given to me for instructions and food suggestions for my post op care. Something I have referred back to several times. I had to drive one hour and forty five minutes but it was absolutely worth it.

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    Ramona M.

    My son had his wisdom teeth pulled by Goodove and from the 1st time we came into the office until his actual extraction appointment they we a true pleasure. They were funny and made you feel very comfortable. They did a great job with my son and were very informative from day one. They scheduled his appointment very quickly which I really appreciated cause I wanted the teeth out before school started. They truly made us feel very comfortable and that means a lot when it comes to caring for my son. True customer service.

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    Taneka M.

Oral Pathology

 

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:

 

  • Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth.
  • A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily.
  • A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth.
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness. Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.

 

These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.

 

We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we may help.

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