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Dr. Charles Lockhart

Dentistry
Chicago, IL
9 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

758 Answers
209 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Talk to the dentist: Based on the location of the wisdom teeth and complexity of removal, you should have a consult on what to expect.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
They don't: Several studies show that silver fillings are chemically stable and do not emit mercury in the mouth. Go to ada site to verify.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not a good idea: Canker sores are viral and have a stage where they are contagious and can be spread. Picking at them is not a good idea and there are medications to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Probably: If the root canal has been deemed successful by the dentist, i can't think of a reason not to get pregnant. Has a crown or cover for the tooth been s... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Varies: Depends on age of repair and type. Antibiotic coverage is changing as we learn more. Check with your physician.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Several options: You can mix with toothpaste, brush directly with it, or research the various premade toothpastes released by arm and hammer, the major supplier of ba... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Strips: My new favorite is sheer white, but get teeth cleaned and polished first for maximum effect.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Power stips: Sheer white and crest both make home use bleaching strips.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Options: Without being able to see the condition, i can only offer tonsils and adenoids depending where the lumps are.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
With precautions: bleeding procedures like extractions and periodontal treatment require medical monitoring while standard dental treatments are more easily accomplishe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Check with MD: You should check with your oby/gyn doctor and your dentist before taking any meds during pregnancy as many are passed through the placental barrier to... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Check with your MD: These can be symptoms of a heart related problem and should be evaluated by a medical doctor asap.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
What meds?: What medications are you taking. Onj occurs rarely, but seems to be related to IV bisphosphonates. Are you taking these for osteoporosis or cancer t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Stain: If discoloration appears suddenly, it is usually a surface stain due to some food or liquid. Check with your dentist to see for sure.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Do you mean braces?: Orthodontic treatment can be performed at any age, but may take longer if you are older.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Complete workup: Osa can be associated with gastric reflux and could explain some of your symptoms. You may need a sleep test to rule out some of the diagnostic possi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: You need to visit a dentist to diagnose the type of mouth sore since there are several. Once diagnosed, treatment can be recommended.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Maybe: If this is a new complication, it may be related to a food allergy. Any new or unusual foods added to your diet?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Typical symptoms: You are 18 and well within the age range of wisdom tooth eruption. It might be smart to get some xrays as the age of 18-24 is the optimal time for to... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: Once the clot has formed, moderate alcohol intake should not be a problem unless doctor told you otherwise.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Decalcification: White chalky marks on teeth are usually related to decalcification or etching of the enamel. Chewing gum and mouthwash do not cause this, but most mo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Possibly: Impacted canines can sometimes be guided into place with orthodontic manipulation. See a dentist for an evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Pleasant: Laughing gas is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen and is so called because it puts you in a light euphoric mood. It is a feeling for most that is simi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
New one on me: Try the new sheer white self applied strips. Get teeth cleaned and polished first. Most patients see results within 2 hours.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Same procedure: I had a surgical extraction and bone graft for an upper left molar on myself last week. Membrane will be removed next week. Very little discomfort a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Oral surgery: Oral surgeons work in the mouth and can combine with orthodontists for surgical results for very misaligned and difficult occlussal problems.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Usually: dental insurance covers decayed, missing, or broken depending upon time of coverage and percentage paid based on the group premium. It is usually less... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Almost zero: There is no blood clot to reject if you had an immediate implant on a lower front tooth and dry socket very rare on a front tooth anyway.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Meds: Ice packs on and off for swelling and bruising. Anti inflammatories for pain ibuprofen. If severe, call doc for narcotic help.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Dental visit: You would need a visual exam and xrays to determine if you have enough room in the jaw to accommodate the teeth.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Usually 2 unless the office is digital and has a printer which could shorten it to one.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Follow instructions: The dentist who removes the teeth will give you specific instructions to minimize your chances of dry socket.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
More info: Possible calcification and blockage. Need more information as to location, symptoms, and length of time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends: The expander is used to widen the palate and maxillary arch to accommodate tooth alignment. The time varies due to the room necessary. Discuss with y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
OTC: Ibuprofen is over the counter so go to a drugstore.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Power strips: I like the new sheer white. Best results if teeth are clean to start.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Nitrous oxide: A combination of nitrogen and oxygen will make you feel as though you have had a few cocktails so that you really don't pay much attention to the proc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Hardly noticeable if topical anesthetic and smaller gauge needles are used.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Tonsils?: Inflamed tonsils could be a cause recommend md visit to determine source.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Probably not: Use a soft bristle brush. The frequency of brushing and the right method are what keep erosion and buildup to a minimum.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Anesthesia: Based on the depth of decay, a local anesthetic will numb the area during placement and results are generally satisfactory depending on closeness to t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Strips: My new favorite is sheer white self administered strips. Get teeth cleaned first for maximum effect.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Not at all: Most patients can protrude their lower jaw up to 10 mm and that is a necessary component for treating sleep apnea with an oral appliance.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Depends on weight: If all health factors normal, it would depend on his weight as tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 is one half grain of Codeine and may not be appropriate for... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics and Codeine are temporary aids for an abscess until definitive treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
More info: What procedures were performed and what anesthetics or medications were used?
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Incomplete formation: As enamel forms during tooth formation, it can be interrupted by a number of things from fever to blood dyscrasias resulting in incomplete enamel crys... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Arm and hammer: The toothpastes are already premade for you by arm and hammer, the baking soda company. Visit a drugstore and pick one you like as there are several ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Deep penetration: Could be that soft palate was bruised or irritated during performance. Advise medical visit if not resolved soon.

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Jul 30, 2013
Excellent answers and advice.
Mar 19, 2015
Great DDS!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lockhart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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 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
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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.

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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