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Charles F. Lockhart

Dentist

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Charles F. Lockhart
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • University of Illinois College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

As long as they are trained in the devices and working with a sleep physician, cardiologist, or pulmonologist who makes the diagnosis of sleep apnea so that they don't get sued READ MORE
As long as they are trained in the devices and working with a sleep physician, cardiologist, or pulmonologist who makes the diagnosis of sleep apnea so that they don't get sued for practicing as a physician. They must also know the medical codes for submission as the treatment is a medical problem, not dental.

Can my abscess go away on its own?

It may go into temporary remission with antibiotics but plan on a flareup when you least expect or can deal with it unless treated

Does a root canal take longer to heal for a diabetic?

Possibly since diabetes is an autoimmune problem and some diabetics actually reject their own teeth.

Are there any natural remedies for dry mouth?

Investigate Salivart, a replacement saliva that is not prescription

What could be the cause of my throbbing tooth pain?

See a dentist for evaluation, X-rays, and treatment.

Can cavities in one tooth affect other teeth as well?

The bacteria in the mouth that release an acid which eats through the enamel to cause a cavity can spread and affect other teeth. This can be controlled by regular dental visits. READ MORE
The bacteria in the mouth that release an acid which eats through the enamel to cause a cavity can spread and affect other teeth. This can be controlled by regular dental visits.

Will frequent teeth cleanings remove spots from my teeth?

Hard to tell without examining you, but if the spots are due to inclusions in the enamel, frequent cleanings will not help. There are bleaching and other treatments to resolve READ MORE
Hard to tell without examining you, but if the spots are due to inclusions in the enamel, frequent cleanings will not help. There are bleaching and other treatments to resolve the issue.

What is the right age for kids to brush their teeth on their own?

A technique you might try is to stand behind your child as they brush and assist until you are comfortable with her ability, then check from time to time to reinforce correctness. READ MORE
A technique you might try is to stand behind your child as they brush and assist until you are comfortable with her ability, then check from time to time to reinforce correctness.

What causes swelling in the gums?

There are several things that can cause swelling of gum tissue. It would be best to have a dental exam and X-rays to determine the cause and following treatment as long-term swelling READ MORE
There are several things that can cause swelling of gum tissue. It would be best to have a dental exam and X-rays to determine the cause and following treatment as long-term swelling can aggravate the bone and cause loosening of the teeth.

Are OTC products recommended for teeth whitening?

Some work better than others so trial and error is a course to follow. Professional bleaching is more reliable.

I had a root canal and the same tooth is hurting again. What should I do?

Return to the dentist who treated the tooth for follow up evaluation. The tooth may have fractured if you were advised to place a crown on it for protection and failed to follow READ MORE
Return to the dentist who treated the tooth for follow up evaluation. The tooth may have fractured if you were advised to place a crown on it for protection and failed to follow up on treatment.

My front tooth got chipped at the bottom. What can be done about it?

Need more information, but if the root is not cracked or fractured, depending upon the size of the chip, either bonding or a crown could be considered.

My molars are hurting. I already had my wisdom teeth all taken out. What can this be?

Anything from decay to gum disease. Advise a dental exam and X-rays to diagnose and treat.

I am still having pain after my wisdom tooth extraction last week. Why is this happening?

Potential dry socket. If you rejected the blood clot that induces bone healing, it would explain the discomfort. Advise dental exam as there are treatments for dry socket.

How effective are sensitivity toothpastes in treating the problem?

Depends on the source of the sensitivity. If due to recession of gum and bone with root exposure, the strontium fluoride in the paste may help to desensitize, but requires continual READ MORE
Depends on the source of the sensitivity. If due to recession of gum and bone with root exposure, the strontium fluoride in the paste may help to desensitize, but requires continual use for comfort. I recommend burnishing the paste onto sensitive areas with a Q-tip and not rinsing for most effective treatment.

What is the right age to get braces for my child?

Sometimes it is prudent to intervene prior to eruption of all permanent teeth to save time and money later. Recommend that you see an orthodontist now for evaluation.

Does yellow teeth ever mean tooth decay?

Not necessarily. Advise a dental visit for evaluation and treatment.

I am bleeding after 6 hours of my tooth extraction. What should I do?

Call the dentist who removed the tooth and explain your situation. It may require further treatment.

What could be the reason for my mouth dryness?

Usually due to a salivary gland disorder caused by new medications or food reactions. Biotene and Salivart can be helpful, but recommend a dental visit for evaluation.

What are the steps involved in maintaining good oral hygiene?

Visit a dentist for an exam and X-rays and a professional cleaning with hygiene instructions to maintain a healthy oral cavity.