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Dr. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Monika Tyszkowski is a Dentist practicing in Chicago, IL. Dr. Tyszkowski specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS
  • Chicago, IL
  • Accepting new patients

Would anesthesia be used during my root canal?

Thank you for contacting our office. It depends what kind of anesthesia you would like. Local anesthesia is always used during root canal treatment. You can ask for general READ MORE
Thank you for contacting our office.

It depends what kind of anesthesia you would like. Local anesthesia is always used during root canal treatment. You can ask for general anesthesia at additional charge.

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Monika Tyszkowski, DDS

I have had 6 root canals in the past. I need another one now. Why is this?

Root canals are the consequence of the decay, large fillings, periodontal disease, or trauma. One of those factors might determine your situation.

What foods should I avoid with braces?

Anything that is sticky or hard might compromise the band or bracket attachment. That includes uncooked carrots, nuts, hard candy, Laffy Taffy candy, hard crust of the bread, etc. READ MORE
Anything that is sticky or hard might compromise the band or bracket attachment. That includes uncooked carrots, nuts, hard candy, Laffy Taffy candy, hard crust of the bread, etc.

Should I get Invisalign?

For a responsible adult patient Invisalign braces are excellent solution.They are clear, easy to remove and can be taken out to eat and brush and eat. Unless you have a surgical, READ MORE
For a responsible adult patient Invisalign braces are excellent solution.They are clear, easy to remove and can be taken out to eat and brush and eat. Unless you have a surgical, difficult orthodontic case you should consult for clear braces.

My son cracked his tooth and won't get if fixed. Are there any risks?

It depends how deep is the crack.If it is just superficial in the enamel beside cosmetic disadvantage there is no risk. If the crack gets to the next layer dentin he might develop READ MORE
It depends how deep is the crack.If it is just superficial in the enamel beside cosmetic disadvantage there is no risk. If the crack gets to the next layer dentin he might develop a decay since dentin is much softer then enamel hence more prone to bacterial infection and damage.If the crack is even deeper and reaches tooth pulp where all the nerves and veins are then tooth might get infected and died leading to the root canal therapy or extraction.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

Pain is usually a strong indicator that there is something going wrong with your tooth. The longer you wait, the worse the situation might turn. Sometimes the decay might be so READ MORE
Pain is usually a strong indicator that there is something going wrong with your tooth. The longer you wait, the worse the situation might turn. Sometimes the decay might be so extensive the only solution to take you out of pain may be a tooth extraction.

Do cavities ever need to be refilled?

This is a possible scenario although 1 year is a short period for a properly placed filling. They commonly last from 3 years and up to 15 depending on the cavity size and location. READ MORE
This is a possible scenario although 1 year is a short period for a properly placed filling. They commonly last from 3 years and up to 15 depending on the cavity size and location. The reason for your discomfort might be chipped or leaking filling.

Will asprin help my tooth pain?

Yes, unless you are allergic to salicylate, one of it's component. Aspirin is mainly an anti-inflammatory agent and blood thinner, which can be a disadvantage if you need a tooth READ MORE
Yes, unless you are allergic to salicylate, one of it's component. Aspirin is mainly an anti-inflammatory agent and blood thinner, which can be a disadvantage if you need a tooth extraction. I prefer to recommend Advil or Tylenol for pain. The best is to see your dentist as soon as possible.

I never grew out of my buck teeth. What should I do?

Absolutely! With modern technology, age is not a barrier for excellent orthodontic treatment. You will be able to choose clear braces, fast 6 months braces technique or traditional READ MORE
Absolutely! With modern technology, age is not a barrier for excellent orthodontic treatment. You will be able to choose clear braces, fast 6 months braces technique or traditional braces depending on your preference and complexity of your case.

How long will I have to be on painkillers after a root canal?

With a new and improved technology root canal treatment should be minimally uncomfortable. Usually it takes up to 3 days of some discomfort ,very often treatment goes without READ MORE
With a new and improved technology root canal treatment should be minimally uncomfortable. Usually it takes up to 3 days of some discomfort ,very often treatment goes without any complains. Occasionally massive infections and chronic infections might cause more discomfort and pain and need of the antibiotic therapy.