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Dr. Richard Stiles

Dentistry
Des Plaines, IL
17 years experience male

Locations

Parkside Dental

Des Plaines, IL

Address

1645 S. River Rd., #21, Des Plaines, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 7:00pm
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Fax

8472994379

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Alliance Health

Ameritas

Assurant Inc

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Guardian Life

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

Principal Financial Group

Principal Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

About

Bio

Family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Chicago Dental Society. American Dental Association. Academy of General Dentistry. Illinois State Dental Society.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

Polish

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Likely True: Often times teeth require root canal treatment without the presence of an abscess or infection. With no signs of infection, antibiotic treatment may ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Brush, avoid sugar: Avoid what causes tooth decay: sugar and poor oral hygiene. Avoid sugar-containing foods, brush your teeth after every meal, and use floss threaders ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Usually painless: You never hear about the "good" root canals, as they don't make good stories. However, they probably account for the majority of cases. Often times ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Staying open: You jaw can be sore for some time after endodontic treatment. Often this is caused from the jaw muscles themselves being stiff and/or tired from havin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Not usually: By and large, partial dentures with metal frameworks fabricated in the us rarely cause issues with airport security. Once in a while, however, a pati... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Usually minimal pain: Most root canal treatments go well with little or no pain during or after the procedure. There are certainly exceptions to the rule, however, and unf... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
It really depends.: This really depends on the type and extent of the bone grafting procedure. Some procedures are very localized with minimal post-operative discomfort ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
See your dentist.: Sometimes even the best textbook root canal treatments can have issues. Prolonged pain is a good signal for you to have your tooth re-evaluated by yo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Ask your dentist: This really depends on the root canal and the patient. Ask your dentist to be safe.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Sometimes: It depends on the amount and quality of bone a potential implant site has. Sometimes a site has to be augmented in order for an implant to be success... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Absolutely: Root canal treatment is routine and safe during pregnancy, especially if you are experiencing pain or have an abscess.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Regular visits: Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential for pregnant women. While we avoid any non-essential treatment in the first trimester, routine proced... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Generally, yes.: If all things go according to plan, pain and swelling generally start to subside immediately after a root canal procedure. However, the time involved... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Limited. : First and foremost, periodontal disease must be under control for any dentistry to be successful. Even the best dental work can be for nothing if it d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes yes, often no. This really depends on the tooth being treated and the individual.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
See your dentist.: Visit your dentist. He/she will take an x-ray and let you know the next step, be it something then and there or a visit to the endodontist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
See your dentist: Only a dentist can tell for certain if an implant is failing, however signs you may notice yourself include a loose tooth or teeth connected to an imp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
See your dentist. : Some sensations, be it pain or a general awareness, can linger after endodontic treatment. The only way to determine if everything is normal is for yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
See your dentist.: Your dentist will be able to examine your tooth and x-rays to determine whether or not your tooth requires a filling, root canal, or some other sort o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Both pain free : Both extractions in root canals can be pain free most of the time. Unfortunately, you only hear about the bad cases from friends and relatives. Most o... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Teeth + Sugar = Bad: Honey has no benefit to teeth. It does, however, contain plenty of sugar, which is one of the primary ingredients needed to cause cavities. Enjoy hone... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Yes. : You can be put under general anesthesia for about any dental procedure, but that does not mean that it is a good idea. Only your dentist and physician... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Ask your dentist: Softer foods like this are usually ok following extractions, but each case is different, and you should really ask your dentist to be safe.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Stiles
17 years experience
Probably: Check with obgyn, as every situation is different. In general, major essential dental work should be completed before planned medical procedures as to... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stiles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stiles is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx! Just switched from Amoxicillin to Clindamycin which brought down fever/pain, but wears off after 3-4hrs. We'll see how soon it settles.
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Thx for explaining! Endo retreated @3rd visit causing major relapse, which seems under control for now. Hope the tooth can be filled soon.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois
Graduated 2005MD

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Illinois State Dental Society
Chicago Dental Society
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