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Dr. Gary Alder

Dentistry
River Forest, IL
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

River Forest, IL

Address

404 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL
Directions

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About

Bio

I graduated from Northwestern University Dental School and completed my residency at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry especially as it enhances facial beauty and health. My slogan is "your smile is the focus of facial beauty. Be well; Dr. Gary Alder

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

Polish

Doctor Q&A

68 Answers
34 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Biofilm infects vasc: http://cro.sagepub.com/content/15/6/403.short. Plaque is a biofilm containing bacterial that for some unknow reason have a predilection for heart and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Depends on severity: Depends on severity and age and methods. Children can undergo progressive 2 phase treatment for several years and acheive a normal face. Adults may ne... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Try this: Hene laser may increase healing by 50%. It is thought to increase blood circulation and/or release nitric oxide. It will also decrease the pain.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
See DDS: The antibiotic and steroid maybe masking the real problem. Check out dental problems and tmj.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Location: The esophagus begins where the oropharynx ends. The same types of cancer can affect both areas.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Depends on time: If the prosthesis is to last a long time then heat cured acrylic resins with multibranced polymerization are very durable and cosmetic and relatively ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Yes: It is a common variation of have a platal torus. Most are a normal variation and do not require any intervention. If a patient needs a full upper dent... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Light cure composit: Mercury, tin, silver fillings have served well many years but new materials are available that do a good job without the potential risks or environmen... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Check normal range: Accuracy of all tests is an issue and if the test does not reflect what appears clincally it may be need to be repeated. Accuracy depends on sensitivi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Sedation: Many dentists have an arsenal of treatments for managing difficulties in opening the mouth. Sedation is relatively available, safe and effective. If n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Liquids: Chewing will usually exacerbated the pain and spread of infection. Get to a dentist immediately.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
6 months is average: In rare occasions babies are born with a rudimentary tooth. It is usually removed to faciliate breast feeding. 6 months is average but 4 months would ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Keep patient alive: As soon as overdose is suspected activate the emergency medical system..911 or other emergency responders in your area. You should already be prepared... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Maybe: 80% of lesions (lumps) are benign but all must be investigated and most will need biopsy to determine the type of mass.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Get it checked: Any lesion that persists for 2 weeks should be examined and diagnosed. You may be contagious too.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
A few choices: There are several over the counter medications developed to control canker sores. For those who prefer not to medicate you may try hene laser. The spo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
3 prong approach: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
3-4 thousand: There are several factors that influence the cost of replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, abutment and crown. Specialist will generally ch... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Probable tooth probl: Teeth cause 90% of pain in the head. You should get a complete evaluation by your dentist to rule out any tooth or gingival issues. Your dentist will ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
A few factors: There are a few factors to consider. Acid taste is often associated with infection in the mouth so you need to see a dentist to make sure there are no... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Yes: Yes but it depends on his age. If loss is immenent with or without repair then you may let nature take its course. Teeth have several functions beyond... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Google jet lag: The body likes routine and waking up in a significantly different time zone takes time to acclimate to. The body can be "tricked" into catching up rel... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Infections: An abscessed tooth or infected maxillary sinus could be the source of your problem. An x-ray and exam is advisable.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Polysomnogram: Sleep disorders take in a large territory ranging from snoring, sleep apnea, restless legs and other involuntary movements to sleep walking. A polysom... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Prediabetic: You may be prediabetic and not able to control fluid loss through the kidneys or you may have a problem with the kidneys themselves. This is red flag... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
cranialfascial pain: It is possible you are grinding and clenching your teeth resulting in ear and scalp pain. The muscles that support the jaw connect to a layer of tend... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Infection: Inflamation spreads from the blocked pore. Lips are relatively soft and easily expanded. The expansion causes the pain. Heat on the swollen area will ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
About 2 wks: Lip swelling from allergy can be a serious condition and one of the early manifestations of anaphylactic shock.. A life threatening condition that req... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Depends on cause: Lips will blister due to excessive sun exposure, viral or bacterial infection or lip biting or trauma. I hesitate to be more specific without know the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
10 days: May be a week it would be contagious while there are active lesions. The disease usually resolves in about a week. See this site for more information.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Must see the surgeon: This is highly unusual and probably is being caused by an infection and possibly a fracture of the jaw. A follow up visit with the surgeon and new X-r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
1month/per decade: There is an old adage that states it takes on average a month per every decade a patient matures.. This means if you are 60 years old expect to take 6... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Try american heart a: Try the american heart association or the red cross.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Infection: Bleeding gums is a common feature of infection of the gums. Consultation with your dentist is advised.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Root canal or extrac: You will need root canal treatment or extraction. The dental nerve does not have the capacity to heal itself.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Get tested: Snoring and sleep apnea is often related to our sleeping position. Sleeping on the back is the most common position for snoring and apnea but a relati... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Physicians, dentists: Sleep disorders has become a field of specialty in medicine. Several doctors participate in careing for patient with sleep disorders. Otolaryngologist... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Snoring, Apnea: Snoring is the most frequently encountered sleep disorder and is thought to be a precursor to sleep apnea. Obesity is a co morbidity with both. Some s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Involuntary movement: Restless legs and sleep walking are far less common that snoring and sleep apnea. Treatment is significantly different and complex.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
No: Many general practicioner and pediatic dentists offer orthodontic services. It is estimate that about 50% of tooth straightening is done by orthodonti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Sort of: You could probably get by with out rinsing with plain water but the salty taste can not be pleasant. The salt water rinse will not harm your teeth.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Possible: Herpetic infections can me transimitted to open wounds via salivary contact. Many other host diseases can be transmitted to others through direct cont... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
10 days is average: 10 days is average but treating the ulcer with hene laser will decrease the time and reduce the pain. If you are susceptible to repeated cold sores yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Training: Only trained first responders should engage in CPR and everyone who is fit enough to get training should. There are many local institutions that offer... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Depends on severity : It depends on the severity and age. Early intervention in a child can improve the bite and face to acceptable. Severity in an adult will most likely n... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Yes and no: Cold sores are of bacterial origin but herpes is a virus. Either can be passed by contact so you should refrain from contact.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Try this: There are several over the counter medications developed to control canker sores. For those who prefer not to medicate you may try hene laser. The spo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Try this: Hene laser may increase healing by 50%. It is thought to increase blood circulation and/or release nitric oxide. It will also decrease the pain.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Open the mouth: Difficulty in openning the mouth is a comon complication of jaw surgery. Intervention must begin immediately with a therabite or at least several tong... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry 48 years experience
Possibly: Possibly it could be an infection transmitted via contact but it could just be abrasion from multiple blowing the nose and wiping the nose. A medicate... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much! I'm currently trying to find a dentist that will do my work despite the pregnancy. Thanks again!
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i have a blister in my bottom lip i think its herpes how can i heal it quick
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Thanks for your quick reply! thanks for a quivck ans

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Dental School
Graduated 1974MD

Awards

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Affiliations

Rush University Medical Center
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