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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

Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental visit: Call the orthodontist and discuss. You may need post orthodontic equilibration or a therapeutic splint to settle the joints.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental visit: Visit a dentist for xrays and an evaluation to treat your problem.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: Cleocin, generic Clindamycin is effective, but can cause colitis if over prescribed
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Start over: The relationship may surface at some future point. I recommend that you find a totally unrelated practitioner to avoid an unpleasant situation.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
No problem: Most mouthwashes have a percentage of alcohol as a carrier, but you would have to drink a substantial amount to experience effects. There are also non... Read More
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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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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Doubtful: If the pimple is on the cheek as you state, I would be surprised if a tooth is involved. However since dentists are doctors of the mouth, it would ma... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Implant evaluation: If you are rejecting or losing teeth due to short conical roots, treatment options are reduced to removable prosthetic appliances or implants if there... 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Doubt it: If it is a true herpetic lesion, it is viral and will need to run it's course. Topical anesthetic may help short term
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
See a dentist: A professional can assess whether or not your retainer is worn to the point of replacement and if it is functioning as designed.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
It can: If you are describing oral herpes, it usually festers and generates a clear liquid which is the transmittable phase. There are treatments for this co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Tonsils?: Inflamed tonsils could be a cause recommend md visit to determine source.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Start with dental: Visit a dentist for xrays to eliminate wisdom teeth problems and go from there.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Many options: Could be anything from strep throat to acid reflux. I recommend an exam by a dental professional to diagnose and treat your problem.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Power strips: I like the new sheer white. Best results if teeth are clean to start.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dentist: That procedure is called cosmetic contouring and is performed by most dentists.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Once the clot has formed, moderate alcohol intake should not be a problem unless doctor told you otherwise.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Hypnosis: Hypnosis, nitrous oxide, and sedative medications all can take the edge off.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: Depending on the bony defect around the tooth and time that it has been there, the possibility exists, but surgeons take particular care and use peri... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Follow instructions: The dentist who removes the teeth will give you specific instructions to minimize your chances of dry socket.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Varies: Depends on age of repair and type. Antibiotic coverage is changing as we learn more. Check with your physician.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Orally: If the problem is in the mouth, it would be better than nothing. Advise visit a dentist to visually inspect the damage
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Alumina crown: alumina is a brand name that is usually layered with porcelain for anterior cosmetics. Bruxzir can be layered or monolithic which is usually reserved ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
See a dentist: Sounds like a blocked salivary duct or a stone blocking duct. Better safe than sorry. See a professional for assessment.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Meds: Ice packs on and off for swelling and bruising. Anti inflammatories for pain ibuprofen. If severe, call doc for narcotic help.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Time will tell: depending on symptoms or site of bruises which result, you may be on the safe side to get an exam based on sensations following the trauma
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Varies: If you have a general anesthesia, you will feel nothing during the procedure.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Still early: Watch for 4 months and see a dentist for an xray if no eruption may be ankylosed (fused to the bone).
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Maybe: Some patients self medicate with alcohol because of fear of the dentist. Suggest a consultation with a dentist to learn about alternative methods of ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Evaluation: Tongue size relates to obstructive sleep apnea which has an influence on gerds. Suggest a visit to a sleep doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental visit: Sounds like either staining or old calculus. See a dentist to evaluate and treat
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
OTC: Ibuprofen is over the counter so go to a drugstore.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: If they were digital and high speed film was used, your exposure would be minimal but are necessary for a correct diagnosis
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Parotid duct: possible calcified stone or blockage of parotid duct if in cheek. Visit a dentist to confirm and treat
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: need to determine the chemicals causing source of hardness. some can become part of teeth during formative years.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Depends on what dental work was performed. Root canal treatment and extractions usually have some swelling post treatment. Call the dentist and desc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends: Check with your physician as some cases are more active than others and it would be a medical call.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 11 years experience
Possible growth: I recommend a dental visit or md visit to determine source and treatment.
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Thank you notes
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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