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Dr. Linda M. Sommercorn, MS, DDS, RPH

Dentist

Dr. Linda M Sommercorn MS, DDS, RPH is a top Dentist in Libertyville, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Linda M Sommercorn MS, DDS, RPH is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Linda M Sommercorn MS, DDS, RPH is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Linda M Sommercorn MS, DDS, RPH is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Libertyville, IL, Dr. Linda M Sommercorn MS, DDS, RPH is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Linda M. Sommercorn, MS, DDS, RPH
  • Libertyville, IL
  • Accepting new patients

Do cavities ever need to be refilled?

If you are having a lot of pain, it is possible that the filling could be leaking or the original filling may have been close to the nerve and over time it has been irritated enough READ MORE
If you are having a lot of pain, it is possible that the filling could be leaking or the original filling may have been close to the nerve and over time it has been irritated enough to cause the nerve to start to die and thus cause you pain.

Can my silver fillings be replaced with white fillings?

I would only replace your fillings if your dentist feels that these old fillings are leaking or have recurrent decay around them. White fillings may look great, but if your fillings READ MORE
I would only replace your fillings if your dentist feels that these old fillings are leaking or have recurrent decay around them. White fillings may look great, but if your fillings are large and close to the nerve, these fillings can cause increased sensitivity.

How often do you need your teeth cleaned?

Cleanings are recommended every 6 months, unless you have periodontal problems (gum disease), dry mouth, or excessive buildup of calculus. If you have gum disease, dry mouth or READ MORE
Cleanings are recommended every 6 months, unless you have periodontal problems (gum disease), dry mouth, or excessive buildup of calculus. If you have gum disease, dry mouth or excessive buildup, your dentist will usually recommend cleanings every 4 months or even every 3 months, depending how severe the problem is.

What foods should I avoid with braces?

Avoid highly acidic foods, heavy carbs, and sticky foods and candy. Especially avoid gummy candy like gummy bears, taffy, etc., and avoid highly acidic candy such as Nerds, Warheads, READ MORE
Avoid highly acidic foods, heavy carbs, and sticky foods and candy. Especially avoid gummy candy like gummy bears, taffy, etc., and avoid highly acidic candy such as Nerds, Warheads, Sweet Tarts. Dark chocolate is OK. It is best if you buy an ultrasonic toothbrush when you have braces, such as a Phillips Elite ultrasonic toothbrush (there are other brands too). These are available at Target, Walmart, Sam's Club, and maybe even Costco.

Would anesthesia be used during my root canal?

If you are going to see a root canal specialist, they are usually experts at getting patients numb, so not to worry. The only time anesthesia is not used is if the nerve is already READ MORE
If you are going to see a root canal specialist, they are usually experts at getting patients numb, so not to worry. The only time anesthesia is not used is if the nerve is already dead, however since the tooth is isolated by a metal clamp and a rubber dam during root canal procedures, most endodontics will use some local anesthesia to place the clamp even if the nerve is dead, because most patients feel that the clamp is uncomfortable.

I have had 3 teeth chip in the past year. Is this normal?

Are you bleaching your teeth? This can lead to decalcification or demineralization of the teeth making them more likely to chip. Are you clenching or grinding your teeth? This READ MORE
Are you bleaching your teeth? This can lead to decalcification or demineralization of the teeth making them more likely to chip. Are you clenching or grinding your teeth? This can lead to microfractures and eventual chipping or cracking of teeth.

What is the importance of using dental floss?

Yes, flossing is important to do on a daily basis as this cleans the areas between your teeth where a brush cannot reach. Not flossing leads to interproximal decay (cavities between READ MORE
Yes, flossing is important to do on a daily basis as this cleans the areas between your teeth where a brush cannot reach. Not flossing leads to interproximal decay (cavities between your teeth). We have a saying in our office, "Floss only the teeth that you want to keep."