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Dr. Michael Farr

Dentistry
Barrington, IL
male

Locations

Michael I. Farr, DMD, Ltd.

Barrington, IL

Address

118 Barrington Commons Court, #201, Barrington, IL
Directions

My office hours

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

Fax

8473817665

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Ameritas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

Guardian Life

Humana Insurance Company

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Prudential Insurance Company of America

UnitedHealthcare

Wellmark Inc

Smiles By Farr, Ltd.

Huntley, IL

About

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

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

Polish

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Possibly: Toothaches can cause radiating pain that hurts elsewhere in the body. Any of the head and neck as well as upper back areas can be affected. Make sur... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Several possiblities: White tongue could be something as simple as hairy tongue; in which case a tongue scraper is all you need. But is could also be a fungal infection. B... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Several reasons: You dont chew tobacco, do you? You could be having a contact dermatitis, or it could be film from the toothpaste. It could be something else all toget... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Especially if your sexual activity includes oral sex.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Eventually: As with any trauma, it is best to wait for some healing before you splash some alcohol or acid on a wound. Sugars in alcoholic and soda beverages pro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
That depends: Do you require them to be removed surgucally? Non surgical extractions, barring any post operative complications, recovery is typically 5-7 days. Surg... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Ignore: Do get your teeth cleaned if you are comfortable enough.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Many causes.: Sensitivity is caused by many things. Trauma to a tooth will cause the nerve inside to become inflamed, which causes sensitivity. The question is wha... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Orthodontics: Overbites tend to be either caused by skeletal discrepancies of the jaws, the relationship of the upper to the lower teeth, the size of the teeth rela... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Need more info: It could be a number of things. Without knowing the history of your chief complaint it is difficult to ascertain. You should seek dentist consult and ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Dual consult: I would work with an ENT and a dentist to evaluate whats going on.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
See a dentist: There could be several causes. Anything from infection to autoimmune conditions could be the cause. It is best to get it evaluated and make sure it i... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Steroids: This is your immune system acting out. Topical steroids or orally taken systemic steroids are your best weapon during flare ups. If you can identify a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Several differences: While both are viruses, they are different classes and do different things. Herpangina is coxsackie virus which attack soft palate/throat and is self ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Leukopenia: This just means you have low white cell counts. This predisposes you to getting infections and white cells are an integral part of your immune system ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Once the teeth are formed, reduction of absorption of calcium and magnesium have no bearing on the hardness of teeth. Demineralization can occur throu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Nope: It's the same as edentulous (toothless) adults eating. They can gum the food. Best stick to soft foods that are easily "gumable". Almost all of the ba... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Big Challenge: You are indicating some serious possible dental problems and you want a beautiful white smile that is inexpensive. That is like going to the dealersh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Go see a dentist: Your problem needs to be diagnosed and managed right away. Although rare, serious complications may arise from an infection in the jaws. You could get... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Probably not: White spots that are visible on your enamel are probably not caused by acid reflux, unless there is a constant vomiting component. Reflux affects the ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Potential explanatio: Red spots on the back of the throat could be petechiae, or little bruises. These occur from trauma. Maybe back off from any oral activities you may b... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Interesting: Tonsil papillomas are viral infections, but they do not explain the tooth pain. Hpv types 6, 8, 11, and 13 are known to increase cancer risk. Your sy... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Don't know: See your physician first and get a culture done to identify the offending bug, then treat.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Not a whole lot: A perforated TMJ disc cannot be repaired and surgery to replace the disc has mixed results. If you are unable to function with pain or difficulty then... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Usually right away.: Since the source of the infection is the tooth, removal of the tooth will start the path to healing. Most abscessed teeth can be removed right away, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Probably not: Most, if not all, medications reduce saliva production, not increase it.
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Get an evaluation: Wisdom tooth problems are best managed before pregnancy if possible because infections can rapidly spread and get into the bloodstream and complicate ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissues that is caused by bacteria. There are several pathophysiological processes that contribute to it's mani... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: You need to have the problem diagnosed properly before you take any action. There are several treatment options but they are dependent on the diagnos... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Invisalign can only tip and rotate teeth. It cannot move the roots through the jaw bone very much. You really cannot achieve relief of TMJ symptoms u... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Initial outbreak of hsv-1 has total mouth manifestations including the back of your tongue. But usually the entire mouth is affected. What exactly ar... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: How do you know the blood is not from the gums? Teeth don't usually bleed unless a big piece of a tooth comes out and the nerve is exposed. But that i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: What is it damaged from? If theres decay, you need restorative work. If its staining, then whiten with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. If the... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Will be present: Geographic tongue is a benign condition that you either have or dont. Its a phenotype characteristic. Its appearance comes and goes along with the fil... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Get it checked out: There are several conditions that can be causing sloughing of mucosa inside the mouth. One is cheek biting. Other possibilities are lichen planus, er... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Can't avoid well: Recurrent mouth ulcers are most likely recurrent aphthous ulcers. If so, this is caused by your body's immune system and any kind of stress will cause... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Nothing: I play the saxophone too and as a dentist, putting something between the lower teeth and lips sometimes would be nice. However, as a musician, this ta... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: The amount of tissue regain depends on the level of the bone interproximally (between the roots).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Warm salt water rinses can be done five times a day. Its best to know the cause of the ulcers. If its trauma, time will heal. Autoimmune ulcers are tr... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Take good care : Brush and floss daily, see a dentist twice a year (or more if you have gum disease), get all needed treatment done, and whiten!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Neither will whitening toothpaste for that matter. All whitening toothpastes do is remove external staining by virtue of using larger abrasives in the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Get evaluated: Swelling of any kind is sign of inflammation. The question is what's the cause. You should not treat anything unless you know for sure what the diagn... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Good dentistry: Find a good dentist, maintain impeccable hygiene, and use lots of fluoride.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Most home remedies for treating lice deal with using olive oil mixed with some kind of essential oil, lysol, or vinegar. Mouthwash does not contain ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Could be several : Itchy sensation is a sign of infection. It could be strep throat, candidiasis, or a viral infection. The questions i would want to know is how long ha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Here are some ideas: Try placing orajel (children's version) in the mouth right before bed. Also try giving the child a water filled chew toy ring that you freeze and let ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Missing teeth are very common in adults and there are several options to replace them. If there is enough bone available, dental implants are the best... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Its a gamble: Hiv is transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, semen, excretions. Etc. You need to be really careful kissing someone with HIV because even th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Not necessarsily: Some irregular formations have a genetic program. Others do not. It depends on what the irregular formation is. If it is developmental, then it shoul... Read More

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Testimonials
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Mar 20, 2015
Great Doc.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I am extremely happy to have found Dr. Farr. I’ve jumped around between a few dentists for the past couple of years, looking for a good fit. And I do believe I’ve found it with Dr. Farr and his st...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I am not quick to recommend Doctors or Dentists so when I do it is because I hold them in high regard. Dr. Michael Farr is just such a man. He is relaxed, friendly, and personable. He is also a perfec...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've been told that I am very good, I don't want to alter that, thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for the quick and concise response, it was very helpful.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks...i have already seen a dentist but still nothing helps

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois, Chicago
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
MD

Awards

America's Top Doctors and Dentists Award 2012
Who's Who Among Professionals 2011
Highest Proficiency in Dentistry Award 2005
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