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Dr. Spiro C. Karras, D.D.S.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Spiro Karras is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Lincolnwood, IL. Dr. Karras specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Karras is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency medicine, perform general surgery and give anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Karras are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, cleft palate surgery and reconstructive surgery after an injury. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform dental work including placing dental implants. These surgeons might also deal with conditions of sleep apnea, oral cancers and more.
Dr. Spiro C. Karras, D.D.S.
  • Lincolnwood, IL
  • Accepting new patients

Is a dental extraction very painful?

Many wisdom teeth can be removed comfortably with a local anesthetic (shots of "Novocaine"). If you are going to have more than 1 wisdom tooth removed, it would be a good idea READ MORE
Many wisdom teeth can be removed comfortably with a local anesthetic (shots of "Novocaine"). If you are going to have more than 1 wisdom tooth removed, it would be a good idea to schedule a consultation with an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, who can examine you, review your x-rays and help you determine what type of anesthesia would be best for you and your particular situation.

Can I replace my silver fillings with a different substance?

Yes, silver fillings can be replaced by tooth-colored materials. This is only necessary if the filling has broken or the tooth is decayed under or around the old filling. Silver READ MORE
Yes, silver fillings can be replaced by tooth-colored materials. This is only necessary if the filling has broken or the tooth is decayed under or around the old filling. Silver fillings are perfectly safe...I have some myself.

How is a tumor removed from the jaw?

Depending on the size and location of the tumor, some tumors can be removed from the mouth (intra-oral), while others may need to be approached through the skin (extra-oral). If READ MORE
Depending on the size and location of the tumor, some tumors can be removed from the mouth (intra-oral), while others may need to be approached through the skin (extra-oral). If it is a large tumor, the surgeon may do a biopsy first to determine what type of tumor it is.