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Dr. Felicia Mata

Cosmetic Dentistry
Chicago, IL
26 years experience female

Locations

Office

My office hours

Tuesday: 11am - 3:00pm
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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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Implant: Is a good choice. It is much stronger compared to a bridge or denture, and will preserve the integrity of the neighboring and opposing teeth.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes,: Especially if the gingivitis is the result of irritation due to accumulation of plaque which are bacterial biofilms. See a dentist to make it sure tha... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Correction of Bite: Can require orthopedic expansion first using fixed or removable appliance, and later braces. The procedure is longer but can result in better airway, ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
It: Wasn't mentioned how is the consistency of the bump- is it soft or pliant, or hard? Is it by the tongue area of the tooth or by the cheek? Did the do... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
The : The smaller the problem, the less expensive is the treatment. Just have an exam and if decay is diagnosed, have a filling done and don't wait till it ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See your MD: I hope you already went to see a physician because this question was 4 days ago. I hope you are feeling better now. They must have done ekg on you to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See a Dermatologist : It can be an allergy that is causing the irritation. You may need to change your laundry soap if the condition is bilateral . You may have hypersensit... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
It would help: If your age was mentioned. If you are between age 17-21, it is possible that you're suffering from third molar impaction. If you are much older, it c... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See a Dentist: Make it sure that she observes proper hygiene habits. Check her diet and keep the sugar intake in moderation. See to it that she drinks plenty of flu... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Sensitivity: Enamel is supposed to protect the teeth from temperature and discomfort. It is the hardest structure in the body.
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A member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Is : Is she mouth breathing and snores as well? Is she susceptible to get sore throat and upper respiratory infection that affects her ears at times? Besi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Not a reaction?: It wasn’t mentioned if you’re also experiencing throat and tongue swelling so we have to rule out drug allergy. It takes 7-14 days and make it sure to... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Loose Teeth: In advanced stage. You can also see bleeding, abscess, and pus... It can cause bad taste in the mouth. The dead and sick tissue emits a malodor. It ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
If you are a dentist: who is licensed to practice dentistry, of course! However, everyone can work on keeping their mouth for their lifetime by proper home care and diet an... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Go to ER : If your primary provider's clinic is already closed, go to er. Simple concussion doesn't cause numbness of the face and teeth - and bloodshot eyes. Av... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See the Doctor: The age of eruption for the wisdom tooth to come out is from age 17-21. It can also be your tmj. You may start by visiting a dentist and if it is not ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
If the infection: Is coming from periodontal tissues and you still have enough bone to support the tooth in conjunction with perio treatment, very likely. If the nerve ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
The safest bleaching: Is in a dental office. The dentist can evaluate what percentage you can take to prevent adverse reaction to the bleaching agent. He/she will check f... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Teeth Gaps: Can also indicate a possible TMJ problem, tongue thrusting habit, and airway problem. If they do exist, these conditions has to be addressed to have a... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See a Dentist: If there's a periodontal infection, it can drain into the lymph nodes and can cause lymphadenopathy. It must be a lower posterior tooth/teeth. If it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See your MD: So they can detect if it is your kidney, liver, muscle, or something else.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Frenum: Gum recession can also be due to attached frenum tissue too close to the gum margin. During function and brushing can pull the tissue and can later ex... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
See your dentist: if it was due to a sore. See your physician if it is an allergic reaction. Go to ER if the swelling is spreading to your tongue and airway.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Regular dental visit: Healthy diet and proper oral hygiene always work besides seeing the dentist on a regular basis.
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A member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
One Hour Bleaching: In a dental office and a take home bleaching kit per your dentist instruction can help you achieve a hollywood white smile.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Waterlase: Is one of the search you can use to look for a dentist in your area. It is one of the coolest technology in dentistry ever. I hope you are in chicago.
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A female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Based : Based on what you presented here, it sounds like a case of what we call hyperocclusion. Notify your dentist right away so he can find what surface/spo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Baby Teeth: Is safer to be removed by your dentist to avoid possible infection or further infection than pulling it on your own. Some cases can lead to aspiration... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
If : If you have cavities, it is very important to visit your dentist. Bear in mind that the second layer of the tooth (dentin) is softer than the enamel w... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Causes of Headache: Of headache can be determined by careful evaluation clinically and by a diagnostic lab test from a medical office. Stress, hormonal and structural im... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Losing more than 1/3: Of the tooth due to decay/fracture weakens it and needs either an inlay, onlay, or a crown depending on the extensivity of the lost structure. The rem... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes.: It is usually common for 1 or more permanent teeth to fail to erupt especially bicuspids. Please click the link below to read the difference between ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
It can be allergy: But visit your md to be sure. More precaution has to be observed since you are pregnant. In case it advanced to upper respiratory infection, avoid tak... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Referred Pain: In case of a lower molar infection, the pain can be referred to the ear and cause discomfort or pain. Please see your dentist so they can take either... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Yes: It is one of the possible side effects.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Please click the: Link from ada. I hope it helps :). From age 5-6, permanent teeth will also start to erupt.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Regular Visit: To your dentist can maintain your oral health. 70% is proper home care. Proper diet and cutting down on sugary food and beverages will make a big diff... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Based : Based on the case presented, it maybe a cracked tooth syndrome that occured prior to permanent crown cementation. It can be hard to diagnose sometimes... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Check with your MD: in order to get a proper diagnosis. Some tests including blood test and biopsy will help your doctor to properly assess your condition.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
No: Spacing of teeth especially in the molar area can cause trauma to the tissues specially when chewing hard foods. It also applies to spacing of anteri... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 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 26 years experience
There are different: Causes why teeth and gums can hurt. People who brux especially in their sleep can wake up with headaches as well. Moderate to severe periodontal dise... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
Cosmetic Dentistry 26 years experience
Lose teeth: Can be due to periodontal disease due to bone lose and loose fibers, malocclusion, or a combination. Please see your dentist ASAP to save your teet... 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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