ORA Surgey and Implant Studio is Incredible! I came here to get my wisdom teeth pulled. I am someone who has never had surgery of any kind before, nor have I had a lot of teeth issues. Once you walk into the facility, it is tranquil, lots of warm earth tones. The office is extremely modern, with comfortable chairs and couches. You sign in with an online system on a laptop they provide for you. The staff is very friendly and infomative. Then I met Dr. Steven Koos. He was Excellent! He was friendly and from the start, informed me of every detail of the process. I went in with two very sore and decayed wisdom teeth but opted to get all four pulled. The procedure was quick and painless! It took him longer to find a vein for my anesthesia than it did to pull all of my wisdom teeth. He was so nice, he walked me to my mother’s car once it was all over. And, he even called me later in the evening to check up on me and find out how my recovery was going. I highly recommend him for any type of oral surgery you may have.
There are two important phases in alveolar ridge preservation during and after a tooth extraction. Not all extractions are the same and it is very important to have an extraction expert, an oral surgeon, perform the tooth removal. So how can the bone be preserved? First, your Chicago Oral Surgeon at ORA will use the most careful techniques to extract your teeth while preserving as much of the fragile bone as possible. Second, and key to preventing the collapse of the socket, is the addition of bone replacement material in the extraction site, otherwise known as ridge preservation bone grafting.
There are several types of bone grafting materials and techniques. Your Chicago Oral Surgeon at ORA will discuss the most appropriate one with you. After the tooth is extracted the socket will be gently packed with bone grafting material and covered with a small absorbable cover. Early on, the grafting material will support the tissue surrounding the socket, and in time, will be replaced by your own new alveolar bone, accomplishing the ridge preservation technique.
This bone will be an excellent support should you choose later to have dental implants and will preserve the health of the adjacent teeth as well. This will also create a more satisfactory situation for the function and esthetics of a dental bridge should you choose this less ideal tooth replacement options.
Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D., an experienced oral surgeon serving Chicago, can answer any questions you may have and help you understand all the important information that you need to know before and after a tooth extraction.
It is a well-established fact that the surrounding bone ridge around an extracted tooth, the alveolar ridge, melts away after a tooth extraction. But why is it important to immediately preserve this bone with ridge preservation bone grafting?
The most obvious reason is that when you preserve your own jawbone, you eliminate the need to have that bone recreated later on. Bone grafting to recreate bone is more invasive, often requires a donor site and is much more costly. You will have several choices of how you can replace the newly missing teeth. All of the options rely on bone support and bone contour for function and esthetics.
The best and longest lasting tooth replacement, which doesn’t involve cutting on and harming adjacent teeth, is a dental implant. Dental implants replace missing tooth roots and, therefore, need adequate bone width and height to successfully replace a missing tooth. The more bone support you have the stronger the dental implant will be. In some cases if the bone is not replaced the bone can degenerate to a point that dental implants can no longer be placed without having more complex bone grafting procedures to create the necessary ridge support.
You may choose to replace the missing tooth with a less desirable option like a fixed bridge. This is a restoration that is supported by the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth on either side after they have been cut down. The replacement tooth, called a pontic, spans the space. If the bone is deficient and is allowed to collapse after tooth removal by lack of ridge preservation bone grafting, then there will be an unsightly space under the pontic that will trap food and possible also affect your speech.
Other replacement alternatives for several missing teeth include removable partial dentures or full dentures. These too perform, feel, and look better with adequate supporting bone from ridge preservation bone grafting.
In order to better understand all the important information that you need to know before a tooth extraction, be sure to consult with Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D., an experienced dual-degree Chicago Loop Oral Surgeon.
Thanks, Yelp, for helping me find this place! For years I’d been admonished by my dentist about how I needed to get my wisdom teeth out. Finally, after having them cause me enough pain, I received a recommendation from him for an oral surgeon. I looked up reviews on the oral surgeon and wasn’t too impressed. So, Google and Yelp soon became my best friends.
When I showed up for my appt, I noted that the office was exactly as advertised. Everything’s state-of-the-art, modern, clean….and peaceful. They even have massage chairs and satellite tv in the rooms! During my consultation, Dr. Koos explained as much as possible regarding the procedure. He answered all of my questions and tried to allay any fears. I felt confident going forward with Dr. Koos removing my troublesome wisdom teeth.
Fast forward to the day of the extraction, everything went as smoothly as possible (*except for one thing – see last paragraph). I was promptly attended to. They gave me laughing gas, then I was knocked out for the count while the doc removed my teeth. When I woke up, it felt like no time had passed. Besides the numbness, I wasn’t feeling any discomfort. The assistant was attentive and explained all of the aftercare instructions to my mom and I.
The recovery over the next couple of days was smooth, but I did ultimately develop dry socket on the 3rd day. When I realized that I might have it, I called the office and they saw me an hour later to pack the sockets. What prompt service! Except for the expected discomfort here and there, I’ve been healing fine since.
Overall, I would DEFINITELY return to ORA Dental Studio for future services. As a matter of fact, I’m certain that I’ll be switching from my current dentist to one at ORA.
*As for the minor “hiccup” mentioned earlier, on the day of my consultation, I received an estimate of services from the receptionist. Unfortunately, she neglected to inform me that the amount estimated would have to be paid on the day of service. I found that out the hard way when I showed up for my extraction and had to drop $350 on the spot. Thank God I had it! Still, despite that issue, I will be returning.*
Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D., a Chicago implant dentist and oral surgeon and founder of ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, is proud to announce the completion of his training and certification as a sustainability and CSR practitioner.
Chicago oral surgeon, Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D., is a certified CSR practitioner.
Online PR News – 04-May-2011 –Chicago, IL – Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D., a Chicago implant dentist and oral surgeon and founder of ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, is proud to announce the completion of his training and certification as a sustainability and CSR practitioner. The goal of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is to embrace responsibility for a company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere. CSR is the deliberate inclusion of the public’s welfare and the concept of sustainability into a company’s decision-making, which is the foundation on which ORA Dental group is built.
The CSE (Centre for Sustainability and Excellence) is a leading global advisory organization and think tank with offices in Chicago, Athens, Brussels and Cyprus that provides sustainable development solutions to thousands of international corporations, institutions, and governments. Through its network of international partners, CSE offers formal training, education, and certification in CSR, sustainability, and excellence globally. Accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), the CSE certification process measures the strategic abilities and technical skills of professionals working in CSR and sustainability, and is a critical step for successful management of any progressive corporation with goals of sustainability.
“The CSR-P designation distinguishes a professional as someone who is knowledgeable, confident and employs international sustainability and CSR best practices and frameworks to add significant value to their organization,” says Nikos Avlonas, CSE President. “Dr. Koos, at ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, joins an elite group of approximately 110 certified Sustainability and CSR Practitioners representing more than 18 countries.”
“Sustainability and the four pillars of CSR; responsibility in the marketplace, responsibility for society, responsibility for the workplace, and responsibility for the environment have been at the core of our development as a multi-practice organization from the onset” explains Dr. Steven Koos, a leading Chicago oral surgeon and pioneer in green healthcare. “As ORA’s Director of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability I felt that it was incumbent upon me to receive formal training and certification in order to advance our CSR initiatives and mission” adds the Chicago dental implant specialist, “and I can only hope that other dental group practices and dental management groups follow suit.”
Dr. Steven Koos is the nation’s first eco-friendly oral surgeon. His Chicago practice, ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, offers a luxurious and comfortable patient-centered atmosphere for wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgery, and dental implants, with a focus towards the emerging field of green healthcare. For more information about the Chicago oral surgeon and a video tour of his unique South Loop oral surgery and dental implant practice, visit http://orasurgery.com.
When you need to have a tooth or teeth extracted – whether is be due to decay, abscess, gum disease, or injury – it is in your best interest to do so in a manner which preserves as much of your underlying jawbone as possible. This can really only be accomplished by a dual-degree Oral Surgeon in Chicago, who comfortably and expertly removes teeth all the time, versus a general dentist, who only occasionally dabbles with tooth extractions between fillings and crowns.
From the time the teeth are removed, significant degeneration of the surrounding bone begins to take place. A patient has many options to prevent this degeneration of bone with this experienced Chicago Oral Surgeon, and it is very important that patients consider them BEFORE teeth are removed. This doctor is an Illinois board certified Chicago Oral Surgeon who specializes in tooth removal, jawbone preservation, bone grafting, and dental implant placement.
What Happens When A Tooth is Extracted?
There is a special type of bone surrounding your teeth. This bone is called alveolar “ridge” bone, and exists solely to support your teeth. As soon as a tooth is removed, this bone begins to degenerate and melt away. This occurs in two dimensions. The first is loss of horizontal width caused by the collapse of the bone surrounding the removed tooth making the remaining ridge narrower than before the extraction. The second is a loss of vertical height , which makes the remaining bone shorter and more shallow. This process, called bone resorption, is accelerated in areas where you wear a partial denture or complete denture. But strategically filling in the empty socket with a bone graft at the same time of the tooth extraction, by this Chicago Oral Surgeon, is the least invasive and most simple way to perform ridge preservation.
Although the bone created by this Chicago Oral Surgeon with tooth socket grafting supports and preserves the ridge, it will not do so indefinitely. Having this Chicago Oral Surgeon place dental implants two to twelve months after a tooth extraction and ridge preservation bone grafting will provide the best long-lasting support for preserving your jawbone and allow you to function as before. Otherwise the graft may resorb over time because of lack of stimulation – the body knows “if you don’t use it you will lose it.”
So it is in your best interest to consult with Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S., M.D., an experienced dual-degree Chicago Oral Surgeon, to better understand all important information that you need to know before a tooth extraction.
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They even made my cavity fillings Pretty, now that is impressive!
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