Dr. Felicia Mata

Cosmetic Dentistry
Chicago, IL
27 years experience female

Locations

Office

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

ODS Health Plans

About

Bio

As a general practitioner focusing on holistic approach, Dr. Mata studied further in orthodontics, orthopedic, TMJ, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Mata is also board certified by American Academy of Procefural Medicine and trained to perform Aesthetic Medicine that includes Botox,Dermal Fillers, and Thread Lift procedures. Her practice is mercury fillings free ; she is certified and trained to use laser that doesn't require shots and no need anaesthetic on initial stage cavities. Amalgam fillings has mercury and other toxic materials that doesn’t belong in the mouth. For missing teeth, Geneva dentures can bring back confidence on people who lost their teeth so they can smile again. Veneers and crowns, root canal therapy, treatment of gum disease,e.g. Chao Pinhole Technique,.. are also offered.

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.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English, Filipino

Doctor Q&A

386 Answers
153 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Inflammation: of the tissue that may still partially covers the tooth collects food and can be a source of infection if it's not getting cleaned. Nothing is a bette... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See a dentist: ASAP. It is not good for you to have infection, pain and gum bleeding. Implants cannot even work if you lose extensive amount of bone due to periodont... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Whitening teeth: can be done safely in a dentist's office. There are different toothpaste and mouth rinse in the store that are available but the whiteness expected c... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See a dentist: If it is not part of the egg shell, you maybe right. See your dentist to get proper diagnosis. If a tooth has a small cavity but is decayed inside or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
OTC: Over the counter meds for pain like what you are already taking has an anti -inflammatory effect and that should help. Keep the area clean to avoid fu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See your dentist: for further evaluation especially since it had been recurring for over 2 weeks. There is a special oral screening device to determine your condition. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
X-ray : and clinical exam are important to properly diagnose your condition to rule out root fragments, secondary infection, and possible drainage coming from... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See a pediatrician: At age 10 mos, his front teeth are already erupting. If teething coincides with other symptoms, bring him to a doctor asap to determine if he has a di... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Cyst: Maxillary Retention Cyst shrinks on its own in time. In your case, since the possible source which was an irritation/infection from a failing tooth wh... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Brushing Teeth: and rinsing mouth after washing off Chlorox from your hands is fine. It is a disinfectant if ever there's a trace left in your hands and you should be... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Antibiotic: Medications like Cephalosporin has side effects like any other drug, Just make it sure you have no drug allergies, e.g. Penicillin,..
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See your dentist: so an xray can be taken. Save you tooth before it's too late.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See your dentist: Very fragile. If the temporary material is disintegrating, the bacteria can gain access into the tooth. If you are no longer in pain, the sooner you g... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Dental exam: and x-ray will help diagnose your current condition. Please see a dentist. It is important to have a clean oral environment before surgery esp if ther... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Call your dentist: After surgery, there's a post op appointment that you shouldn't miss. If it was done, it is better to call your dentist and notify about your conditio... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Lip blister: depending on the causative factor can (viral or bacterial) or cannot (trauma) spread anywhere in the face.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Regular dental visit: besides good oral hygiene, good diet, are some of the major habits to keep your smile healthy.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Toothbrush: is a good tool in removing remaining good debris inside the mouth. Toothpaste helps by working like a detergent in getting rid of food particles along... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Health issues: Dehydration can deplete the body with fluids and minerals causing electrolyte imbalance.
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A male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Antibiotics : It is a more invasive procedure to remove a tooth below the gum line. The surgeon must've seen signs of infection (which is common on a decayed tooth ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Gum disease: Is very common but is an initial stage than can progress to a periodontal disease which can cause loss of teeth and people could end up either having ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: If the bottle is left even when the child is already sleeping. This is where tooth bottle caries was derived from.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
You need: To be physically examined for these symptoms just to make it sure that you'll be alright. An md can evaluate to see if the causative factor is viral o... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Gum Recession : Is also possible where the 2nd layer of the teeth (dentin) is exposed in the neck area. It can be very sensitive to temperature, sweets, acid, bleach... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
The best tooth: Whiteners can be found in the dental office. Your dentist can also monitor any presence of cavities and use an in-office flouride to protect your teet... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Sometimes Unknown: It can also be viral, hormonal, or an allergic reaction to some type of food or chemicals... Laser treatment can also help it heal faster.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
A Pulp Condition: That requires seeing a dentist to rule out irreversible pulpitis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Check up and X-ray: Are important to be able to get proper diagnosis if your teeth are painful. That is also the answer to determine if your teeth are still viable and re... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See your doctor asap: To minimize the erosion of your teeth, rinse with flouride twice a day and check the benefits of alkaline diet. Visiting your dentist regularly can p... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Antibiotics : Antibiotics are only effective to treat infection if the source is eliminated, e.g. Necrotic pulpal tissue removed. The medication is potent only in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
To some extent.: The bristles of toothbrush cannot access in between the teeth but the floss can. If colored food or drink won't linger and flossed right away, it won'... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Absolutely!: Teeth with crown not only need periodontal check up but regular visits to the dentist can monitor any leakage from it's margins so you can keep your t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Lingual surfaces: Or back of the top front teeth usually are the most affected areas. The condition is worse on people who grind their teeth.
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A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
See a dentist : If she's taking some medication, find out the side effects. Aging and hormones are also affecting her glands. There are some over the counter mouth... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Sonic Brushes: Have a timer and it is a good way to polish, whiten teeth, and massage gums for 2 min. If you're using manual, 3 minutes will be good to reach the dif... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Gaps between teeth: Usually exist due to a deep bite, large tongue, tongue thrust habit, small teeth, TMJ problem.., to name a few. Ideally, it is better to find out the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
When chewing gum,: The salivary glands are getting stimulated and will prompt you to swallow. Since the gum is not meant to be swallowed, air is getting swallowed instea... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Swallowed Bracket: Whew! it's good it went to your esophagus, not your wind pipe (trachea). It will be eliminated the next day, don't worry!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Having strong teeth: Is also genetic but calcium rich foods, e.g. Dairy products can also help enhance the strength of the teeth.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
No: It can alter the sense of taste.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Completed root: Formation can be an indication that the tooth has already achieved it's timely eruption. Technically, in a situation where a tooth was extracted and n... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Pain source: Has to be clinically assessed and identified before an antibiotic medication is prescribed (if necessary). Please see your dentist to get a proper car... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: Or completely. If partial avulsion merely detached periodontal fibers, there's still hope to save it (even with nerve damage) though response to trea... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
If Teeth Size : Discrepancy is mild, it can be resolved by teeth slenderizing-meaning very minimal removal of the proximal part of the teeth based on the numbers acqu... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
You Need: Proper evaluation- not just your smile. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint, full face, airway, ..Are very important factors to consider). Orthopedic/or... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Sinus Infection: Can give a toothache like feeling, tenderness, sensitivity, and other discomfort, .. Because of the roots of the back teeth's proximity to the sinus f... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
When permanent teeth: Start erupting, the temporary teeth will start to get loose based on the age of eruption.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Teeth shifts: Did you have a new crown or filling on any bicuspid or molar? Please see your dentist if you haven't seen one yet and he/she will take a panoramic x-r... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
If infected: The inflammation can add more to the discomfort of pressure (in case of intrabony) and there will be pain as well to temperature if it is partially ex... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Eruption of Wisdom: Teeth or third molars is from 17-21 years old. Since you had a hx of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, there's a possibility that you had airway issues... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Mata is a welcomed addition to the Avvo community. Her answers are well thought out which shows she takes time to provide truly valuable education and insight to her patients. I endorse and reco...Read More
Jan 8, 2013
I endorse Dr. Mata. It's quite apparent that she cares about the quality of her treatment and the well being of her patients. It's also evident that she spends a great deal of time educating her pati...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I would like to endorse Dr. Mata and welcome her to the AVVO.Com community. She is providing a public service by providing timely, acurate and insightful information on dental and medical matters..
HealthTap member
My obgyn said its not allergies, a cold. I would go to doctor but don't want to subject myself to flu germs everywhere. Trying here first.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your answer also. I think it might be as a result of how my posture is when I work.
HealthTap member
Thank you I'm just trying to figure out what happened I know I may never know but right now this is something I need to do

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
MD

Medical/Graduate school

UIC
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Recognition Award (President 2002-2003), Phil-Am Dental Society of the Midwest
Top Cosmetic Dentist (Spring 2015), HealthTap
Top Cosmetic Dentist, First Place, Illinois - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
Loop Dental Care, LLC
American Dental Association
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