Even though you may not be an oral surgeon, there are some dental surgery procedures that you are probably familiar with. For example, most patients have a general understanding of procedures such as wisdom teeth extraction. However, there are other procedures that may seem completely foreign to you until something goes wrong. That’s when you can depend upon the expert care of the best oral surgeon in Chicago for help.
Trauma or damage to the bones of the face can result in simple or complex fractures to a body part that you depend on every day, though you may not be familiar with its clinical name. The alveolar bone is the clinical name for the bone that holds your teeth in place. Although damage to this bone is not typically life threatening, the long-term consequences can be substantial if the injury is not properly managed.
When you have suffered a traumatic injury to the facial region, it is essential that you receive prompt and accurate treatment from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (this is their area of expertise), or run the risk of tooth loss and bone loss, which can present future problems in terms of restoring or rehabilitating your smile. The risk of permanent or long-term damage is understandable when you take into account the presence of the teeth, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that are located in this area.
If possible, taking steps to prevent alveolar bone fractures is always recommended. A professionally-fabricated mouthguard should be used during athletic events and seatbelts should be worn inside motor vehicles. Helmets are recommended when riding motorcycles, bikes, and all-terrain vehicles.
Unfortunately, facial injuries are not always preventable. A large percentage of fractures can be credited to altercations and accidental falls. Should you find yourself faced with such an injury, whether it is accidental or preventable, our oral surgeon can perform an emergency examination in order to assess the damage and render the dental surgery that will be most appropriate for your needs.
You can be assured that your surgical treatment will be performed in such a manner as to stabilize your immediate injury while also positioning you for the best possible cosmetic outcome.
For additional information, contact Chicago’s premiere dental surgery clinic, ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, today.
I love this place. Dr. Kralj and Dr. Koos are wonderful; everyone is professional. I live in Lakeview and I travel all the way down to this location because I love this location specifically. Originally, I decided to come here because of the great yelp reviews and I’m so glad I did.
Online PR News – 09-January-2013 –Chicago, IL – Dr. Steven Koos, an oral surgeon and implant dentist in Chicago IL, and owner of ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, is pleased to announce that he is the first oral surgeon in Chicago to utilize dual OsseoCareTM Pro units, each being an innovative iPad® operated dental implant control center created by Nobel BioCare in partnership with Bien-Air Dental SA. This unique implant delivery system is the first of its kind to be operated by an intuitive iPad® based interface.
The OsseoCareTM Pro offers numerous benefits to both clinicians and patients, including innovative and intuitive features such as pre-programmed drilling protocols, storage of patient files and operation reports, customized sequences, and secure multiple-user entry with personalized settings. The OsseoCareTM Pro App, which is available from the Apple® App Store, allows users to customize many options in association with the drill’s use.
“Precision is an important feature when operating a surgical drill as an oral surgeon and implant dentist,” explains Dr. Koos, “and the new OsseoCareTM Pro allows for extremely precise drilling parameters, such as speed, torque, light intensity and irrigation flow. Using advanced, precise and innovative equipment in my Chicago oral surgery practice, like the new OsseoCareTM Pro drill, helps me to deliver the highest standard of patient care.”
The features of the new iPad® operated dental drill provide for the utmost in efficiency, reliability and safety, while also offering customization opportunities. The drill is pre-programmed with protocols set for all of Nobel BioCare’s dental implants, allows for settings to be saved specifically for each practitioner, and is designed to let practitioners easily switch between multiple sites and utilize guided as well as freehand drilling options. Additionally, all data is stored by patient for each operation, and the data can easily be exported to patient files or printed as needed.
Dr. Koos is the first dental surgery practitioner in the Chicago area to utilize this innovative new dental drilling system. The Chicago Loop implant dentist and oral surgeon strives to continually remain at the forefront of innovative and advanced techniques, tools, materials and protocols. He is well recognized within his profession for offering cutting-edge treatments, combined with compassionate and patient-centered healthcare.
Chicago Loop oral surgeon, Dr. Steven Koos, is the first dental professional to utilize the OsseoCareTM Pro dental drilling system to perform oral surgery procedures and dental implants in Chicago. The new drill, created by Nobel BioCare, is integrated with an innovative iPad® app that allows for precision operation, guided protocols and advanced data storage. For more information about Dr. Steven Koos and his Chicago Loop oral surgery practice, ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, visit http://orasurgery.com or call 312-328-9000.
Before my first visit to this office in September 2012, I researched and researched what seemed like every dentist in the city. I knew that I was going to need extensive work as I had not been to the dentist in 7+ years, and was not going to go to any old dentist on the corner. I seeked this office out based on the wonderful reviews here on Yelp, and because they seemed to be very empathetic to those with fears of dental work.
Overall, the office is very cool. Big, comfy chairs in the waiting area with a big TV, mini-fridge with drinks, and water/coffee. I liked that instead of a clipboard with paperwork to fill out, they handed me a tablet. Cool The rooms themselves are very nice with mood lighting, artwork, and a TV over each chair. When they take your x-rays, they put them up on the TV in front of you and explain everything to you.
I had my original consultation with Dr. Mark Broomhead. I was shaking in the chair when he so much as put the mirror in my mouth, but he was very compassionate about the entire situation. He was as quick as possible while still being very thorough and gentle, and never once made me feel bad or embarassed about the terrible condition of my teeth. He presented me all possible options at all different price ranges, giving me the pros and cons of each. He informed me of what needed to happen right away, and what could wait a little while until I got some more money together. Having no insurance and paying everything out of pocket, I find this to be a very admirable quality in a business.
I had a surgical consultation with Dr. Steven Koos. I ended up needing all 4 wisdom teeth out, 5 molars, and 5 bone grafts where those molars had been in order to have implants put in eventually. Both consultations were very friendly and pressure-free; they are not trying to just sell their services. They are truly concerned with their paitent’s health and are very accomodating in offering different options to suit just about any budget. They make it known that they appreciate your business and loyalty as a patient.
I had my surgery with Dr. Koos, which was an amazing experience. I opted to have IV sedation. When I went into the surgery room, the assistant asked me what music I would like to listen to. I said the Beatles, and she put it on for me. She explained a few things to me, and then gave me some laughing gas. After that, Dr. Koos came in and put my IV in himself; the next thing I know I’m being woken up to go home. Dr. Koos called me later that night to make sure I was feeling okay, and he gave me his cell phone number and said to call anytime. I called him with a question on a Sunday morning, and he returned my call within 15 minutes. How many doctors/dentists do that?
I am now 5 days post-op, and I could cry I am so happy with how well things turned out. I have not been in any pain whatsoever, which I mostly attribute to the wonderful work Dr. Koos did and partly to the medications he gave me. He didn’t give me some whimpy pills and make me call back and say “I’m still in pain, I need a stronger medicine”, which I’ve found to happen quite often to many people I know.
I do have a couple pieces of constructive criticism. They could be a little more detailed in after-care instructions and what to expect as far as possible complications; they gave me one sheet of paper with general guidelines, but a lot of what I’ve been doing has been what I found through my own research or after calling their office daily with questions. Also, one of their receptionists at the front desk needs a MAJOR attitude adjustment. Every time I went in or called and saw/heard it was her, it ruined my mood. I haven’t heard or seen her in a while, so I hope she is no longer working there. But in case she is, watch out!
A co-worker of mine put it best, in regards to oral surgery: no matter how far we progress as a society, with our technology, dentistry is still so primal, so caveman. Breaking bones and cracking teeth. It’s the only thing that hasn’t evolved.
Now, while I was out for the cavemen practices, the rest of the experience was wonderful. You walk into Ora and it feels like a spa. My husband and i just bought a new house and I was actually getting tiling ideas from the place. The consultation with Dr. Koos put me at ease, and the day of surgery, he and his staff quickly calmed me down. SItting in the OR (which had great natural-type lighting overhead, covered with a photo of trees so you felt like you were looking up at a sky light), a nurse came in to talk to me and asked me what music I liked. They had Tom Petty on the iPod. Lots of points. Dr. Koos came in and joked with me a bit, explained what he was doing and then I woke up again. I don’t remember falling asleep. We were talking and then I was awake. The extraction itself only took about 25 minutes. They led me to a nice recovery room where I met my husband, and they told him about after-care as I was still sort of loopy. The first few hours were a bit painful, but nothing like what I’d expected. They even have a back door to loopy people to exit, so you don’t have a whole waiting room watching you drool blood.
Today is the only the day after, and the meds are taking the edge off, and I have really minimal swelling. Dr. Koos will make a pretty awful experience stress-free. He was wonderful.
EDIT: I ended up developing an infection three days after surgery and was in such extreme pain. I also had a reaction to the Vicodin. My husband called Dr Koos and he got me that day to clean out the area and help out. After that, we heard from him each day to make sure I was on the mend. Awesome, awesome.
I just had all of my wisdom teeth extracted. Dr. Koos’ bedside manner turned what I was expecting to be a very scary and painful experience into a calming & relatively low-pain experience. He has a very calming nature that just made me feel comfortable and confident that the surgery would be fine – and it was.
The studio itself is clean & relaxing – it almost felt like I was at a spa instead of a dental studio! I can’t recommend this place enough!
DR. STEVE IS TALL AND VERY VERY SEXY. Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, on to the actual review of the services I received.
I went here for a consultation recently and didn’t have to sit for long, maybe 10 minutes if that. I went over to the 360 X-ray machine and got my X-rays done, then sat in the chair in the office waiting for the doctor. The chairs are very comfortable and I really appreciate being able to watch TV and control the channels! How many other people can say they found out he was NOT the baby daddy while trying to figure out what was wrong with their teeth? Not very many. Dr. Steve Koos walks in and introduces himself, and I realize that my goal of not having a really hot guy look at my f***** up teeth is not reasonable and is not going to happen. We go over my X-rays, he on the computer and me on the TV screen and he explains EVERYTHING. He is the most thorough dentist I’ve ever had and he actually talked to me like I was a human being with feelings.I made it clear to him that I had horrible anxiety about the dentist and that nothing could be done without me being knocked out and he did an awesome job of alleviating my fears. He completely understood and didn’t make me feel stupid. I had no questions after he spoke with me and he did a great job of re-explaining the various processes and issues to my mother who controls all the money.
The woman who explained the prices,co-pay and insurance stuff whose name I unfortunately do not remember was thorough and didn’t do anything shady which I also appreciate. We were able to get an appointment for a tooth extraction the next day!
I show up for my appointment and I wait in the lounge area for maybe 5 minutes then go straight back to the operating room. Every single thing the dentist(Dr. Steve Koos and who I am assuming was his assistant) did was explained in detail to me. He played some Drake while we waited for the laughing gas to kick in and the next thing I know I’m being woken up to go home.
It is also worth noting that he called my mom the night of the surgery or the night after and told her if we had any questions we could call his personal number! It’s so nice having a dentist who actually gives a damn I don’t know what to do with myself. Best dental experience ever.
This is the third of a three part series on real life examples of how having your wisdom teeth extracted can actually be a fun experience and sometimes a hilarious one. The Ellen Show has really taken a liking to the whole process, especially the initial recovery period, where some rather amusing things can happen. Some of the medications that a patient receives are sedatives and relaxants that can make you a bit forgetful, euphoric, and un-inhibited. The medications are very well tolerated and metabolized quickly and everyone’s experience is unique, but in general, patients awaken surprised that the procedure is finished and in a pleasant, mellow, and super happy state.
The whole process at ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio in Chicago begins with a trip to to oral surgery suite on the day of your wisdom tooth removal procedure. You will have one of the very comfortable, peaceful, sterile operating rooms reserved for your oral surgery procedure. Patients have the choice to listen to whatever music that they like, and are able to pick from any genre and from over 40,000 songs (and always growing) residing on an Apple i-Pod that has an in-wall docking station. A patient’s personal music selection is played overhead through a premium sound system and then the procedure commences with some nitrous oxide (laughing gas) which is the first step in the dental sedation process. Patients awaken in a pleasant and euphoric mood, with their favorite musical artist still playing and often not believing that their wisdom teeth removal procedure is complete. Some patients are super euphoric and very talkative, and in this case here, where a young girl was featured on the Ellen Show, she actually thought Ellen Degeneres was present filming her!
For patients in Chicago considering dental surgery, selecting a skilled oral surgeon is only a portion of the challenge. Selecting an oral surgeon who is concerned with your safety and comfort and one who utilizes cutting-edge technology can really make the difference in the outcome of your procedure.
During a surgical procedure, an oral surgeon is faced with many important concerns. Addressing your surgical needs in an efficient and safe manner is a high priority. Using the most minimally invasive techniques and preserving as much of your anatomy as possible should also be a top concern. The level of care that is provided in the surgical setting can directly influence your level of post-operative discomfort as well as the speed of your healing.
Often times, access to state of the art dental surgery equipment can improve an oral surgeon’s accuracy and efficiency during a given procedure. These advantages translate into speedier and less stressful procedures for both the patient and the surgeon. The appropriate equipment can also improve your comfort and safety both during and after the procedure.
The Piezosurgery technology is an example of the type of advanced dental surgery equipment that can significantly improve the outcome of your procedure. Utilizing controlled, ultrasound microvibrations, Dr. Steven Koos, your Chicago oral surgeon, can reduce bone down to microscopic levels without generating damaging heat and without injuring adjacent the soft tissue – something that traditional rotary bur dental surgery devices can not accomplish. By using precise measurements and a high level of control, surgical stress is significantly minimized.
This revolutionary technology can be used for a wide range of surgical procedures involving the bone. This includes, but is not limited to:
The predictability and precision of the Piezosurgery dental surgery system make it a favorite among advanced oral surgeons like Stven Koos DDS, MD, as well as his patients. Following the use of the Piezosurgery technology, patients can enjoy less swelling and less discomfort because there is a drastic reduction in hard tissue trauma as compared to the traditional dental drill.
Dr. Koos feels that your degree of post-operative comfort is an important aspect of the success of your dental surgery and overall experience. To learn more about how Piezosurgery technology can improve the outcome of your treatment, contact our Chicago IL oral surgery practice to schedule your appointment.
I first went to ora with a terrible tooth ache and ora was very accomidating to my schedule and the urgancy of my situation. I met with dr. mark and then with the surgeon steve. I have never felt so comfortable with a dentist office and the entire staff was amazing. I can actually say that I want to get back to keep up on my dental work. Which has never been the case in my entire life.
I highly recommend ora for any of your dental needs. It feels great to have a dentist you are comfortable and confident in.
Oh, and the office is really clean!
AND the dentist even called me later in the evening to see how I was recovering. Definitely looking forward to heading back in there with trust in the dentist.