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Dr. Scott Frank

Immediate Implant Placement
Buffalo Grove, IL
35 years experience male

Locations

North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Ltd

Buffalo Grive, IL

Address

1411 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grive, IL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Buffalo Grove, IL

Clearchoice

Chicago, IL

About

Bio

Dr. Scott Frank is an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon in the northwest suburb in Chicago, IL and downtown Chicago. He completed his dental training at Northwestern University Dental School in 1987 and then completed a surgical residency in Washington, DC. Dr. Frank has had extensive experience in changing patient's lives with full arch immediate dental implant reconstruction. This includes removing all the bad teeth and placing dental implants and new beautiful teeth in ONE DAY! Of course, routine dental implant procedures, such as for single and multiple teeth, on a daily basis. Dr. Frank places a majority of dental implants at the time of tooth removal which allows for a shorter treatment time and often only one procedure. Extractions and wisdom teeth are a regular part of Dr. Frank's practice often completed with IV anesthesia. Dr. Frank enjoys time with his wife and seven children (ages 11-23) and supporting all of their activities and sports.

Specialties
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Immediate Implant Placement

All on Four Procedure

Beautiful Teeth in Just ONE Day!

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
46 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Oral Surgeon: Make sure you have the procedure by a dentist that removes wisdom teeth on a regular and daily basis. Experience and knowledge can idetnify and minim... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Possibly: The jawbone shrinks once a tooth is removed. If you cannot place the implant at the same time as the extraction, a bone graft may help slow the shrin... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
See Dr: You most definitely do not have a pill stuc in your throat. See your doctor or an ear, nose, throat (ENT) doctor asap.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Nitrous oxide: No, laughing gas is always an option. Not required.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
TMJ: A common cause for pain in this region is temporomandibular disorder (tmd). Have your dentist or an oral surgeon evaluate your symptoms.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Mumps: The most common salivary gland infection in children is mumps, which involves the parotid glands. Mumps - an acute contagious virus disease caused ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Why gap?: The answer depends on why you have a gap. If it was there previously, you may benefit from braces to move teeth. If the teeth near the gap have decay... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
1-2 hours: Typically 1-2 hours.. However, there are medications that wil cause numbness for 4-6 hours after oral surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Why?: Deminiralization is a very unusual and rare concern in the jawbone. Please clarify why you have this concern so that we may address your specific sit... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Possibly: It is uncommon to have symptoms of swelling and tenderness in the jaw one month later. I suggest an evaluation by an oral & maxillofacial surgeon to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Can't quantify...: But there are generally four different categories of bone types. Implants can be successful in all types but may require different healing times (2-6... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes and no: Technically no... But there are many situations where antibiotics would be considered. For example... Implant placed into extraction site, bone graft... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Uncommon: You can minimize the risks by avoiding rinsing, spitting and using a straw. Do not smoke. Use gauze or tea bags to promote a good blood clot. If yo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Get evaluation: While not everyone needs to have wisdom teeth removed, the procedure is much less complicated and the risk of complications less when removed in the t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Dental implant: In many cases a dental implant can be placed in one day. Sometimes a healing period of 2-3 months is required before an implant can be placed. Once ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
No: Biting your tongue after oral surgery is very uncommon.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Implant are safe: Dental implant are very safe but, as with any surgery, there are risk of complications. In the lower jaw, the nerve that gives your feeling to the li... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Most: Almost anyone who is healthy or has well controlled medical problems can successfully have dental implants.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Well healed: An implant that is solid is osseiintegrated which means it is healed within the jawbone. This is the goal and outcome that allows the implant to succ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Wisdom teeth: There are several levels of difficulty with wisdom teeth. The more difficult the more likely you would benefit from treatment with an oral surgeon. S... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Week: About one wek should be ok however longer if it was more complex ( sinus graft or large bone graft).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Extraction: It is very similar to recovery from a tooth extraction.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes: Dental implants have many positive benefits to your health. Dental implants allow for proper chewing for good digestion, improved speech, and improve... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Infection: An abscess indicates an infection (usually bacterial). Often antibiotics are given and sometimes surgical drainage is required. Most importantly, th... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Eat normal: Once your implant is completly healed and restored, you can eat a normal diet.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
TMD: Lockjaw is a general term for temporomandibular disorders (tmd). Often pain or limited opening is related to disc problems in the jaw joints. Someti... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Varies: There alot of different types and complexities of bone grafts. In general, the recovery is similar to that of a dental extraction. In some cases, a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Varies: It varies mostly because bone grafting can have a wide range of complexity which affect the cost. Same with insurance benefits... Some cover a lot, s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Root replacement: A dental implant is a"man-made" tooth root replacement, made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Missing tooth or tee: Generally, if you are missing a tooth or several teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes..,: If you have healthy tissue (the firm gums referred to as attached tissue) then it should be fine. Check with your dentist if you are not sure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Possibly: The answer depends on which toot (teeth ) are missing and other factors related to your bite. Visit your dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes: In fact, if orthodontics is used to open the gap first, then typical you will have an excellent situation for a dental implant. The tissue and bone v... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Dental cleanings : General anesthesia should not be necessary in your case.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Ulcers: Most ulcers will clear up without treatment in 7-14 days. However, visit your doctor, dentist, or an oral surgeon if it doesn't! a non-healing ulcer... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Remove tooth : You should have the tooth removed as soon as possible. The best way to eliminate the infection is to eliminate the cause of the infection. It is a co... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Swelling: While it is not typical, swelling and redness of the year ducts is possible if you are experiencing excessive facial swelling. The peak swelling after... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Probably normal: It is possible to get a collection of blood, a hematoma, after surgery. This will typically self resolve and improve each day and week. If not, have ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Osseointegration: A successful dental implant is considered to be osseointegrated. This means that the implant is solid and strong within the jawbone and strong enough... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes: Iv anesthesia is a very popular option for my patients getting wisdom teeth removed. Over 90% of wisdom teeth have IV anesthesia (sedation or general... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Bells Palsy: If you are experiencing facial paralysis along with the tingling, you may have bells palsy. Some medication may be helpful but this is a slowly resolv... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Same : Novacaine is a common layperson term for local anesthesia. Lidocaine and xylocaine (lidocaine) are the same drug and the most common used.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
OTC med: Ibuprofen is very effective for tooth pain. Make sure you check with your doctor first if you take medication or have medical conditions.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes: Dental implants preserve bone and slow bone shrinkage. Placing dental implants will improve soft tissue support of the face.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Minimize anxiety: Laughing gas does not make you sleepy but can minimize anxiety during the procedure. Local anesthesia is still required. Make sure you go to a docto... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
OMS: Oral surgeons care for patients with problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. They treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, pl... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes: Very common to have jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal. Generally speaking, this will improve with time but especially within the first two wee... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Wisdom teeth: The older you get the more likely to have complications with nerve injury, sinus difficulties, and poorer healing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Varies: No one has answered your question as there are to many variables to consider. Please visit your dentist or an oral surgeon to learn what an implant w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
Immediate Implant Placement 35 years experience
Yes: Local anestheis provides anesthesia to the nerves that supply feeling to the bone. So, yes, the bone is "numb" and surgery can be completed without p... Read More

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Dec 7, 2012
Dr. Frank consistently gives excellent expert advice in a common sense, to the point, and articulate manner.
Apr 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Frank is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Is there a neurologist in the city of Chicago that you can refer me to?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

DC General Hospital

Awards

Director of the Elite Dental Group
Seattle Study Club Rookie Club of the Year
Seattle Study Club Manager of the Year

Affiliations

Good Shepherd Medical Center
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