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Dr. Thomas Frymark

Dentistry
McHenry, IL
47 years experience male

Locations

Thomas J Frymark DDS PC

McHenry, IL

Address

2301 Johnsburg Rd, McHenry, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8153854163

About

Bio

I'm very experienced in dentistry, practicing for 40 years outside Chicago. I graduated Northwestern University Dental School in 1976.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Saliva glands: Saliva is a complex fluid that is a lubricant, a buffering agent and anti bacterial, among its many functions. We all need lots of it. It is secrete... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
$220, if easy: That's a simple extraction at my office, with no x-ray or examination. Depends on how difficult the extraction is and type of anesthetic. If you nee... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
It's common: From Thoma's "Oral Pathology," a well respected textbook, anywhere from about 1% to 6% of various groups of people. Know that often these must be ext... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
A telephone: An abscess is an infection. You have to treat the source of the infection. Call a dentist--this is the reason we entered our profession--to help peo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
No alcohol: Alcohol impedes healing. Don't drink for at least 24 hours, and take a rest day today. No smoking, too.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
A few years...: Wisdom teeth form and grow the same as the rest of our teeth. A tiny tooth bud in the jaw develops into a full sized ivory chopper in about 3 years, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acy... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
It hurts!: Tooth eruption starts at approximately 6 months of age and continues until 12 years old. 20 "baby, " or primary teeth grow, followed by 32 adult teet... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acy... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Orthodontic consult: Excessive overjet and overbite is a problem that tends to worsen with age, and could lead to gum problems and what i call "overstressing" the remainin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Gums, teeth, food: If stomach problems or disease is not an issue, then bad breath is often caused by gum disease. Daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental clean... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Good idea!: Miswak is a wooden stick from a specific tree. One end is made to expose soft fibers that clean the tooth surfaces. Of course, its use is very techn... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Watch it everyday: Mouth sores are ubiquitous--they happen to everyone. Most are simple and benign, some are dangerous. Keep an eye on it for several days. Is it ge... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Rephrase question: Dicalcium phosphate and pyrophosphate can be found in some toothpastes, as abrasives and to inhibit mineralization of plaque, respectively. Please re... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
$3000 each: Dental treatment can be expensive, but it is always worth the cost. Modern dentistry is high quality and lasts. Find a doctor you are comfortable wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Ibuprofen/Tylenol: I'm seeing relief of moderate to severe pain relief using the combination of ibuprofen and extra strength tylenol. It could take the place of narcoti... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Getting better: Pros: improved local anesthetics, advances in digital radiography, better adhesive and composite materials, titanium implant advances. Cons: high c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Bad teeth and gums: If a person's remaining teeth are unrestorable or gum disease is severe, all teeth might have to be extracted. Dentists want our patients to keep the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Bacteria : Germs love to colonize the human mouth. It's wet, warm, dark, and exposed to air as well as airless conditions. Plus, there are nutrients from the f... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Easy treatment: A pulpotomy, meaning removal of the pulp tissue of a tooth, is a straightforward treatment performed using local anesthesia to treat a tooth that has ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Brush and floss: Bleeding is a danger sign. If i shook your hand and it started to ooze blood, wouldn't you be worried? Gums should not bleed. The bleeding is an in... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: Gentamicin sulfate cream is antibiotic, useless for virus induced lesions. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can r... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes, dental impacts: Of course, it depends upon the severity and complexity of the individual case, but there can exist periodontal and stress related issues with a cross ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Rinse with water: Sputum is the thick mucus or phlegm that is expelled from the lower respiratory tract through coughing. It is not saliva or spit. Rinse your mout... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Try strips: Strips that are available in stores should have a lower concentration of peroxide in them, and should give less sensitivity. Teeth do absorb the pero... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Whitening works: Teeth are not damaged by whitening. Actually you will feel better about yourself, smiling more. I assume you are having regular dental care, and the... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Call for advice: Call the doctor who provided the Invisalign treatment, right away. He or she should be able to help you, with advice over the telephone, adjustments ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Benign: I see this a couple of times a month. Cheek biting can cause it, not traumatic enough to be painful. The previous answer is correct.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
Dentistry 47 years experience
Tooth disease: It's the illness that occurs in teeth. Almost all adults have had it at some time. For an interesting read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_dec... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Frymark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Frymark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Dental School
Graduated 1975MD
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