Dr. Charles Lockhart

Dentistry
Chicago, IL
11 years experience male

Locations

Jefferson Park Smile Corner

Chicago, IL

Address

4748 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

7736856202

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

Guardian Life

Humana Insurance Company

Liberty National

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Principal Financial Group

About

Bio

adult reconstructive dentist who subspecializes in fabrication of oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Dentistry - Endodontics

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

606 Answers
167 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
It can: based on what is being radiated the treatment can actually burn the roots resulting in their eventual loss
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Diagnosis: What was the mass diagnosed to be? If it is sinus, that would be normal. Where is mass and can you feel it? Need more info.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not enough info: Strongly suggest a dental visit to diagnose the lesion and schedule treatment.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
I would need considerably more information and an extensive health history as your problem could have variable sources.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental exam: Revisit the dentist who did the extraction. If you reject the clot you may experience a dry socket which is painful and takes some time to heal.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Exostosis: Could be extra bony growth called exostosis. Check with a dentist to xray and confirm if it bothers you.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Internal resorption usually is related to the nerve portion of the tooth and can occur with no reason. It is usually treated by an endodontist (nerve ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Lots of options, but all require an exam and xrays to verify the cause. Visit a dentist asap!
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes Orthodontics is based on continuous pressure to slowly move teeth through the bone for ideal arrangement. There is a current fad to move teeth q... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Home test: You could be suffering from mouth breathing or sleep apnea. I recommend a dental evaluation and possible home test for sleep apnea. Devices are availa... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
It depends: If the halitosis is due to a periodontal condition, it could lead to a sore throat since the main bacteria for periodontal disease is streptococcus mu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Tooth loss: Cavities left untreated can lead to nerve damage and root canal treatment or tooth loss if decayed below a restorable finish line. Loss of teeth alte... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Lozenges: There are over the counter antiseptic lozenges with topical anesthetics added that can give temporarily relief. If soreness persists, schedule an exa... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Possibly: For people who respond well to the drug and are accompanied, iy may well help if dose is appropriate. Other modalities such as Seconal (secobarbital)... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Quite a bit: Veneers are new porcelain facial layers for the teeth to alter shade or shape while braces move the existing teeth to the wanted positions.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Without a complete medical history and a diagnosis of what is causing the dental pain, you are self prescribing. Not a wise thing to do without knowl... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Could be: If the tooth is loose, you need an xray to determine if it is broken or periodontally involved. In either case you should schedule a dental visit as ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Try something else: I usually recommend a topical anesthetic applied with a qtip or ice rubbed on area if nothing else available.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not always: A chronic abscess is a slow developing condition usually related to trauma and may not even be detectable without xrays. The problem is that they can... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a rare but possible side effect, heaviest with IV fosamax (alendronate)
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Possibly: Chronic tooth infection can result in a draining fistula from an infected nerve. Usually they look like a pimple on the gum area until they break and... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Invisalign has limit: Invisalign is a series of removable mouthguards that correct orthodontic misalignment by gradually moving the teeth before proceeding to the next mout... Read More
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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Recommend dental visit and xrays to ascertain if teeth are nonexistent or impacted and to evaluate oral pathology related to size and shape of teeth. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Good hygiene: Flossing and correct brushing with minimal intake of citric acids and sugars coupled with professional prophylaxis should do the trick.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Firstly, you need to have diagnosis as to which type of lesions you have, apthous ulcers or herpes simplex virus. Apthous ulcers can have only pallia... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Good: Good oral hygiene as pregnancy gingivitis shows up during this period.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Borofax: Keep the area moist wit a lip cream like borofax for accelerated healing.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Some bridges require getting used to when teeth have been missing for some time. It is much easier to make adjustments out of the mouth when they are... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Latex: Probably a latex allergy, but possibly a metal allergy depending on type of crown.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Evaluation: Only a visit to a dentist for evaluation can lead to an answer to your question.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Tooth eruption: Your age suggests the appearance or eruption of wisdom teeth. Visit a dentist to xray and evaluate for treatment.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Oral related problem: Nystain rinses are anti fungal and used to treat candida albicans. Chlorhexidine is anti bacterial and is used to control periodontal infection. Are... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Partly: Depending on the degree of malalignment, cosmetic contouring of enamel only can give the illusion of tooth straightening, but usually only with minima... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Usually not: Need to see a dentist and xray the area to find source of bleeding.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental visit: See a dentist to evaluate your occlusion. You may be a casndidate for orthodontic treatment.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental visit: Get a dental exam and give your full medical history. Dentures can get tight with certain diseases such as paget's disease.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Evaluate: Recommend a medical visit to determine cause of sore throat. Medicines will be prescribed based on evaluation and prior medical history.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Soon: University of illinois college of dentistry already cloning teeth from stem cells and replanting them in rats. Humans can't be far behind.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Usually not: Most mouthwashes contain alcohol and some people have a reaction to alcohol. You may want to switch to a non alcohol mouthwash and evaluate results.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Hygiene: Since the devices hold saliva with bacteria against your teeth, your hygiene needs to be immaculate, which it should be anyway.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
See an MD: Medical problems like diabetes and others can result in breath problems. See an md for evaluation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
No: No smoking or sucking through a straw which creates a negative pressure which may dislodge clot.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Worth a look: Could be anything from a blocked salivary gland to a calcified stone to an early tumor. Best to get it looked at by a professional.
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not abnormal: Depending on location and amount of bone removed for procedure, some discomfort is to be expected after surgical removal of a tooth. If pain persists... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Flavored sparkling : Try one of the flavored sparkling waters from cvs or walmart. They contain no sugar and no calories and are quite enjoyable.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: It all depends where the tooth is in the mouth, how many roots it has, and if the canals are open and accessible. The rentist doing the treatment shou... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
MD visit: Could be anything from COPD to sleep apnea. See an md and follow up on treatment.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Several: Coca cola has both a lot of sugar and acid/ besides adding to your weight from the sugar, you can cause rampant dental decay as a result of heavy int... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: If you are susceptible to the sweetening agent or the type of acid in the soft drink, nausea could be a side effect.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not uncommon: Depending on bite and oral habits in addition to any periodontal problems, teeth can and do shift. Visit a dentist for evaluation as you may be a can... Read More
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Jul 30, 2013
Excellent answers and advice.
Mar 19, 2015
Great DDS!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lockhart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I really like your reply. At the same time, Thomas Yash also replied to say that bone and graft will decrease. Hmm. Maybe you can add a comment under your reply. I will ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was worried when the top of the clot came off when brushing my teeth. It's been a week since my extraction and wanted to make sure that all was ok.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had no idea it was so serious, as I took advice from others who said most kids have it at some point.Have seen a dentist problem solved. Thanx a mil

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, IL
Graduated 1973MD

Awards

Fellow Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow American College of Dentists, Associate Fellow Intern. College of Implantology, and others
Fellow International College of Dentists
Diplomate American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
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