Dr. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS, Orthodontist

Dr. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS

Dentist | General Practice

845 S Main St Suite 201 Lombard IL, 60148

About

Dr. Monika Tyszkowski is a Dentist practicing in Lombard, 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.

Education and Training

UIC DDS 1999

Provider Details

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Dr. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS
Dr. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS's Expert Contributions
  • Can dental implants cause brain damage?

    Dental implants are intended to replace missing teeth. They are placed in the jaw bone that is surrounded by oral cavity tissue. All those structures are far away from brain. Brain damage is caused by direct impact to the brain tissue or whiplash injury with significant force. READ MORE

  • Do teeth gaps close over time?

    Spaces between teeth are caused by different factors. Between them is smaller ratio of teeth and jaw size, missing teeth, single teeth size discrepancy, periodontal disease, normal or patological occusal wear, just to name a few. Depending on the cause, sometimes single gaps can spontaneously close, but the tendency is rather the opposite, for gaps to become larger. READ MORE

  • Why does my tooth hurt 3 months after a filling?

    The cause for post-operative pain varies. That could be anything from deep restoration close to the nerve, restoration slightly high in occlusion, tooth too dry during procedure, to micro opening on junction tooth - filling. Based on what you described, I would opt for high occlusion that you have adapted to after a while. When any issue arises after a procedure was done, the best thing is to ask your providing dentist for advice. READ MORE

  • How long do you have to eat soft foods after dental implants?

    Just for the first 3 days after surgery to let gums heal in the operation field. READ MORE

  • How do I stop my gums from growing over my braces?

    Dear patient, The gum overgrowth is usually caused by bacteria that accumulate on the wires. Meticulous oral hygiene after each meal should resolve the problem. If there is a lot of overgrowth, it will subside after wires are removed. READ MORE

  • How do you pop a gum abscess?

    Gum abscess is a manifestation of an underling disease like tooth necrosis or periodontal disease that requires differential diagnosis and treatment, supported with antibiotics. I strongly recommend to see a dental professional for proper treatment. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • How quickly do teeth shift after extraction?

    It will all depend on which tooth will be extracted. We don't worry about wisdom teeth and second molars. Everything else should be replaced within 6 months. READ MORE

  • Is Orajel good for tooth pain?

    Just temporary until your dental care appointment is available. Toothache usually indicates underlying condition, often a beginning of the infection. READ MORE

  • How does the dentist treat sensitive teeth?

    As always, the key is proper diagnosis. There are many causes for sensitive teeth including roots exposure, cavities, enamel erosion, and teeth grinding to name a few. According to the diagnosis, the treatment is provided. The most common is roots exposure due to improper brushing. We can offer different toothpastes and review toothbrushing techniques along with specific desensitizer solutions. READ MORE

  • What are the treatment options for gingivitis?

    Gingivitis is a gum disease that needs to be diagnosed by licensed professional. The best approach is to schedule appointment and get diagnosed and treated. There are many reasons for gingivitis including improper brushing, subgingival calculus, mouth breathing, etc. READ MORE

  • How many dental implants can be done in one day?

    If you are in a good overall health all implants can be done in the same appointment. READ MORE

  • How long does it take for gums to heal after implants?

    The total time for implant healing for a healthy person is 4 months. Immediately after procedure gums takes about 10 days to heal. READ MORE

  • Can wisdom teeth pain cause ear pain?

    Yes. Ear ache is called a referred pain. It is a "fake" pain caused by nerve connections in the jaw area. Nerve is called trigeminal part of the ear. It innervates the ear on the same side, upper and lower teeth and outer part of the eye on the same side. Pain is caused by infection in one area innervated by the trigeminal nerve. READ MORE

  • Do braces fix gaps in teeth?

    Braces are designed to fix many bite and teeth irregularity, spacing included. It is an excellent way to improve your smile without alternating tooth structure. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • How long can wisdom teeth pain last?

    Pain is always connected to the inflammation, so wisdom teeth start hurting when they try to come to the oral cavity and there is a limited space for them. Length of the pain will depend on different factors: how much the space is limited, what is the position of the teeth in the bone, are they embedded in the soft tissue or in the bone as well. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • How long do stitches stay in after dental bone graft?

    Depending on the extensiveness of the bone grafting, stitches will stay in the place about 10 to 14 days. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • Is a deep gum cleaning really necessary?

    Dear Patient, Your doctor will examine your gums for periodontal disease. In case of bone loss, swollen gums, deep gingival pockets or large amount of subgingival plaque and calculus, deep cleaning is recommended. Hope this will help you. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • Can flossing whiten your teeth?

    Flossing will help your teeth stay healthy, prevent cavity formation between your teeth, remove food from spaces between teeth, and prevent gum disease. It will not whiten your teeth. READ MORE

  • How do I get rid of toothache fast?

    It is quite difficult to advise patients what to do with a pain except, of course, taking over-the-counter painkillers. Sometimes using temporary cement available in the local pharmacy to close "the hole" works, but only if you don't have an active or chronic infection; then, closing the tooth will make the pain worse. Good luck! READ MORE

  • Is it normal for kids to fall asleep with dental sedation?

    Some patients get groggy enough to fall asleep with moderate sedation during the dental procedure. Every body might react differently to the same oral sedation drugs. This is a mild side effect from oral sedation. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • How long does it take for wisdom teeth holes to heal?

    It takes about 1 month for extraction site to heal completely if there are no complications. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • Do new dentures hurt?

    New dentures shouldn't hurt. If they do you will need to go back to your dentist to check for your bite and any sore spot. Dentures need to be adjusted right away if they cause you pain. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • How long does it take for a dry socket to heal?

    It will take at least 3 days with antibiotic for extraction site to stop hurting. Total healing of the site is around 3-4 weeks. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • Can having a root canal cause any long-term complications?

    Root canal procedure has some risks that may lead to chronic inflammation if any complications occur. Only 2% to 5% of cases fail; then, extraction is recommended. You always have an option to choose extraction over root canal treatment and tooth replacement. READ MORE

  • What is the difference between full upper dentures vs implants?

    Full upper denture is a removable plastic teeth prosthesis that covers your full roof of the mouth. Implants provide a stabilization that can reduce the amount of plastic in your mouth. If you have a good bone quality, fixed bridge can be fabricated over implants. READ MORE

  • Are braces the only way to fix buck teeth?

    Braces are the best option because they will fix your bite without altering tooth structure. There is a lot of options to choose from like clear aliners Invisalign ,clear brackets, lingual brackets.As an adult you can choose shorter cosmetic option to just fix the buck teeth. READ MORE

  • What can sensitive teeth mean?

    You definitely have to check this problem with your dentist. There are many reasons for that for example cavity, gum disease,clenching teeth just to mention a few. READ MORE

  • Why are my teeth so sensitive to different temperatures?

    You definitely have to check the problem with your dentist. Even if your teeth seem perfect to you there can be some hidden reasons like clenching teeth or gum recession. READ MORE

  • How can I strengthen my teeth?

    First is always get regular check-ups with your dentist. If you have thin enamel, they will be able to recommend prescription toothpaste and mouthwash. Your bite has to be evaluated as well to see if you have a tendency towards bruxism. READ MORE

  • How long can I go with a cracked tooth if I have no pain?

    Broken teeth always need to be treated. Not having pain doesn't mean you don't have a problem. If it gets worse with time, the cost to fix your problem will go up or you can even lose your tooth. READ MORE

  • Is tooth extraction necessary for crowded teeth?

    We can fix the crowding with braces without extraction. Sometimes it is necessary to take out the tooth if crowding is severe. READ MORE

  • Is a periodontal follow up needed if my gingivitis is mild?

    Yes it needs regular check ups. Your dentist will be able to find the reason for having this problem. READ MORE

  • Is teeth whitening safe?

    Teeth whitening is safe but you have to check your teeth for any active dental disease prior to bleaching to avoid pain and discomfort. READ MORE

  • How should I prepare for a tooth extraction?

    Make sure you eat well before procedure unless you have general anesthesia. Avoid aspirin and any blood thinners like alcohol and some supplements. READ MORE

  • Is it possible to have a cavity without tooth pain?

    Yes. We recommend regular check ups. Most cavities don't cause any pain until they reach deep and irritate tooth nerve. Pain means the patient may need root canal treatment. READ MORE

  • How painful is a tooth extraction?

    No. Your dentist will use novocaine to numb your tooth so you will not feel extraction. For mild discomfort after the procedure, they will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication. READ MORE

  • I have canker sores, what can I do?

    Canker sores are related to the Herpesvirus and your weakened immune system. You can take supplements to boost your immune system. Your dentist will be able to help you expedite healing and prescribe proper treatment. READ MORE

  • My tongue is white. Is this really bad?

    The white coating on the tongue is a keratosis (thickening) of the taste buds.Your tongue needs to be brushed daily to scrap of the dead cells that accumulate on the surface.The amount of the dead cells increases with dehydration and a low-fiber diet. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • 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 anesthesia at additional charge. Thank you, Monika Tyszkowski, DDS READ MORE

  • 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. READ MORE

  • 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

  • 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, difficult orthodontic case you should consult for clear braces. READ MORE

  • 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 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. READ MORE

  • 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 extensive the only solution to take you out of pain may be a tooth extraction. READ MORE

  • 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. The reason for your discomfort might be chipped or leaking filling. READ MORE

  • 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 extraction. I prefer to recommend Advil or Tylenol for pain. The best is to see your dentist as soon as possible. READ MORE

  • 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 braces depending on your preference and complexity of your case. READ MORE

  • 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 any complains. Occasionally massive infections and chronic infections might cause more discomfort and pain and need of the antibiotic therapy. READ MORE

Awards

  • Board certified Diplomate 2016 International Orthodontic association 

Professional Memberships

  • IAO ADA ISDS  

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Dental Association, International Association of Orthodontics, Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago, American Academy of Facial Esthetics

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Wanted to work in the healthcare field since she was a youngster and decided dentistry would be a great fit for her medical interests and personal life.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Family Time, Reading, Traveling, Dining, Skiing

Dr. Monika Tyszkowski, DDS's Practice location

Smiles Of Lombard

845 S Main St Suite 201 -
Lombard, IL 60148
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New patients: 630-376-6176
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845 S MAIN ST STE 201 -
LOMBARD, IL 60148
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