Dr. Steven Koos

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chicago, IL
23 years experience male

Locations

ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio

Chicago, IL

Address

1827 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

3123289009

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Alliance Health

Ameritas

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Assurant Inc

CHA Health

Cigna

Tricare

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

About

Bio

Dr. Stev en Koos D.D.S., M.D., specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Koos is one of only a handful of dual-degreed oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the country, and as both a physician and dental surgeon he has the special expertise to comprehensively treat complex oral conditions.

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.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Anesthesiology

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

353 Answers
157 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
It does depend: Also on size of biopsy - enucleation versus marsupialization, vs en-bloc resection and what pathology is/was. In general, 6-8 weeks of soreness, stif... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
No: It won't. Herpes lesions follow a normal course of development and healing. Sometimes the lesion can be subdued, shortened, and suppressed. Zovirax... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Top1% Elite Provider: Best to find the highest designation invisalign assigns - "elite top !%", these designations are given to clinicians who are in the top 1% of the nati... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
IA Nerve Injury: Depends when your surgery was and to what degree the nerve sustained injury. Neuropraxia - will resolve on its own. Axonotmesis - takes months for re... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: Yes they can. The lymph nodes, once inflamed, can remain indurated for many weeks, even months post procedure - despite antibiotics and resolution of... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Yes,: There are no contraindications for having general anesthesia administered and suffering from frequent headaches. I would, however, see someone to eva... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Temporal Styloid : Depends on whether classic eagle's syndrome for or if vascular form. A partial styloidectomy is performed for either, which is within the scope of an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Supernumerary Tooth: Supernumerary teeth can occur (jut as congenitally absent teeth), in my practice i see them all of the time. I have actually taken out 12 wisdom teet... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Fosamax (alendronate): Has been shown to pose a potential of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (bronj) primarily with invasive oral surgery procedure and extr... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Implant removal: If the implant is failing and partially integrated (fused to the bone) and needs to be trephined out (drilled away from bone connection) then yes you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Jaw Lock & Fellatio: Not too much you can do other than apply heat to pre-auricular regions (tmj area) beforehand, also take NSAID like Ibuprofen 400-800mg before. Afterw... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Sure: Especially if the mucosa was slightly abraded or scratched. Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) is brand name) or Ibuprofen (motrin, advil are bra... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Yes the scan would: Show decay, however, this is not the best approach to evaluating the extent of the decay and treatment planning for a dentist. They still need the li... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Wisdom Teeth TMJ: Tmj symptoms can be multifactorial - so a full work up would be wise. Specifically if a malocclusion, with dental arch crowding is the main culprit, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Cunnilingus: While having an aphthous ulcer will not transmit a canker sore to her vagina. Aphthae are not contagious, nor do we know the real cause of them other... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Palliative: Palliative care does not mean "cure", and does not always take away all of your symptoms.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Tonsillolith: No, not emergency, or bad.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
When: When having your implants cleaned by the hygienist make sure they are using special scalers.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Degenerative Joint : Jra & RA & other immune mediated arthritic entities like psoriatic arthritis all can have degenerative effects within joints, & the TMJ (temporomandib... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Evaluation: Schedule and appointment for a consultation with a dentist that specializes in the treatment of TMJ issues or with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Typical Cavity: Preparation can range from mild pain to excruciating pain. This depends on the depth of the cavity preparation. Some cavities are only within enamel... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Local$ General $$$$: General anesthesia - significantly more expensive. But well worth the expense for a smooth and comfortable experience during surgery.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Correlations: Correlations between periodontal disease and coronary artery disease warrant keeping gums healthy!
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Sinus communication: Hopefully and oral surgeon performed the procedure and will see you for follow-up. Sounds like you may have had a maxillary sinus perforation/communi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Gingival: Redness, inflammation, tenderness, bleeding on brushing and flossing, recession of tissue, root exposure, tooth mobility, halitosis, purulent discharg... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Increasing: Increasing lower body strength training will translate into more rapid gains in your upper body.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
1.Diagnosis: 1. Diagnosis 2. Indications for treatment (tx) 3.Risks of tx, benefits of tx- and alternative txs.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
DIAGNOdent: Diagnodent is a great tool to detect demineralization before it is clinically evident to dentist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
More than luxury: This is a very subjective question - but from performing over 15, 000 of these procedures and virtually everyone was sedated moderately or deeply (som... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Do: Do make sure that you consistently include high protein sources and iron rich veggies.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Significant: Nitrous oxide provides anxiolysis not anesthesia. N2o makes you feel euphoric, numb, light headed - but does not sedate you & "put you to sleep". So... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Dental: Dental implants have been around since the 1950's - over 60 years now! becoming more mainstream.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Don't: Don't buy game consoles - invest in lessons - sports, music, art, dance, martial arts, language, etc.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Don't: Don't think that because you can't feel symptoms that hypertension is not dangerous - get treatment!
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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
I believe it can: Exercise can have profound effects on immune system so why not on the cels of the skin, oral cavity, GI tract. From a negative standpoint, poor hygie... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Nursing Care Plan?: (assessment, diagnosis, inference, planing, intervention, rationale, evaluation) too long for 400 character limit. Also depends on whether the fractu... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Very, very low: Additionally, if not sexually active, this decreases your risks as well.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Different Causes: Hsv & aphthous ulcers can both benefit from in-office laser therapy (takes less than 5 minutes and significantly reduces pain and length of the presen... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
The oral epithelium: Heals quickly and to have a portion of a blood clot slough at 9-10 days is not abnormal. As was previously mentioned by another doctor, no heavy blee... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
How high is "high"?: And are these fevers breakthrough despite taking antipyretics? Persistent high fevers & now lack of PO intake warrants an evaluation. Most likely a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: There are different resorb-able sutures types, with different dissolving time frames. These time frames are also an average and depend upon several f... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Shiny Red Nose: Possibilities can include: allergies (would also have other signs like rhinitis, congestion, watery eyes), rosacea (would also typically see this on f... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: The lymph nodes, once inflamed, can remain indurated for many weeks to months post procedure - despite antibiotics and resolution of infection. On ra... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Toothache: Just like rubbing ambusol on the tooth - no "magic" and worthless. Fixing the source of the pain at the dentist is key. Otc Ibuprofen up to 800mg ev... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
What to expect:: How are they removed: http://wisdomteethchicago.Net/how-is-a-wisdom-tooth-removed-12378/ first 24 hours after wisdom tooth extractions: https://p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
No treatment: Analgesic (ibuprofen or alieve), puree to soft non chew diet (less irritating when swallowing) and not engaging in fellatio for a week or two.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
"Medical Necessity": Will have to be demonstrated for the use of general anesthesia for coverage for the removal of an erupted wisdom tooth or two - this is even the case ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
If the cause of : The swelling is due to an allergy, then yes they can. Injury, then no.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Removal of a major: Salivary gland like the submandibular gland or parotid is not a "major" surgery, nor is it minor. Any surgery carries a host of complications with it... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Free Dental Work: Not sure what is closer - case western reserve university dental school or ohio state university school of dentistry. Typically schools will offer ma... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 9, 2014
A concise answer, compassion and experience is what you will get when Dr Koos answers one of your questions. Such a great value to the HealthTap community!
Aug 13, 2013
Outstanding knowledge, dedication and concern for patients. Thorough, to the point answers and advice. I highly recommend.
Jun 12, 2013
Impressive and educational posts---I would highly recommend him. He is an asset to Healthtap
HealthTap member
Correct but what are my choices if z pack not working. There r specific recs and less of chance of reactions depending on side chain. Is answer ceftin?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, greatly! Up until around 6 months ago I always brushed after purging.. What have I caused?
HealthTap member
I have 2 but I had one surgically removed, my doc said the other one would get off on its own, I just wanted to know how longivehadit5yrs.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Dental School
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND

Awards

Patient's Choice Award
Hu-Friedy Thought Leader (Dental Implant Division & Surgery Division)
Practice Greenhealth's Making Medicine Mercury Free Award

Affiliations

International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
Fellow Computer Aided Implantology Academy (CAIA)
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