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Dr. Steven Koos

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chicago, IL
22 years experience male

Locations

ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio

Chicago, IL

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Females,: Females, daily cranberry juice, blueberries, goldenseal can go a long way with preventing utis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Fibrinolytic: Alveolitis - or commonly known as dry socket is a self-limiting problem, meaning that you will heal normally. It presents with pain, and that is what ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
You: You don't have to nor should live with gum disease. Very treatable with home care, office treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Pregnant & Surgery: Any surgery can have untoward effects on a developing fetus. Some factors include radiographs taken (ct, panorex, digital or plain film, proper shiel... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Pain control is paramount to minimize natural norepinephrine release. Most efficient procedure will occur at oral surgeon's office. Conservative amo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
A video: Illustrating the consequences can be found here. Tooth migration is but one of the issues: http://www.Orasurgery.Com/services/replace-missing-teeth.... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Large Variation: The severity of the disease is not always consistent form person to person. Also at what stage/hoehn and yahr scale? Early diagnosis and pharmacolog... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
I would refrain: From solids because of the fact that you have had sutures placed. A general rule that i like to instruct my patients with the consistency of their di... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Yes surely: Anatomically, sometimes the root apices of maxillary molars and premolars can intrude into the sinus cavity and seasonal allergies, or upper respirato... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Bacteremia and: Eventual septicemia are potential consequences, although septicemia is quite rare from an odontogenic abscess. Signs & symptoms of bacteremia and "be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Avoid fellatio: For the same reasons we ask that patients stay away from using a straw, doing any vigorous rinsing and expectorating. Cunnilingus would also not be a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Claudication: - cramping and pain in the lower extremities with walking - can be a sign of peripheral vascular disease and getting a workup would be advisable.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Yes : Best to have any "lump", "bump", discoloration or change in your oral mucosa persisting for a few weeks evaluated by a clinician. You have what can b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Impaction/Surgical?: You will for sure need local anesthesia. If the removal is a surgical extraction that may require soft tissue reflection, sectioning of a tooth, and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
A good rule to: Follow for the first week - anything that you can very easily separate with a fork only, you can eat. This opens the door to a variety of breakfast, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
C-sections are: Rarely performed with general anesthesia - only in emergency situations. The anesthesia primarily utilized is via epidural. There are several "emerge... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Supernumerary teeth: Are not that uncommon. I see several cases every month. Assuming you have no other medical conditions or syndromes, we do not exactly know what real... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Close follow-up: And following all post-op instructions carefully. The fistulous tract that you would be referring to would be an oro-nasal fistula, the very same com... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Sloughing scab: If the wound was sutured closed then surface wound should not really scab significantly and "come off" after about 5 days. For a non-filled, non-clos... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Acutely: The tongue has the propensity to bleed heavily. Apply firm pressure between thumb & index-middle fingers with a piece of moist gauze. Small lacerati... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Best to inform: Your surgeon and dentist so that they can document this and keep an eye on that tooth. It can certainly be within normal limits to experience this po... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Fluids post extract: Sure, as long as you do not use a straw, and if it is hot chai, and you are still numb, have someone test it out for you to ensure that it is not too ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
TMJ dysfunction: Is not always the case with isolated jaw "pops" and "clicks". The noise is usually a result of the fibrocartilagenous articular disc being anteriorly... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Not at all: The appearance and distribution is characteristic. You are young (18 Y.O.), probably do not have any aggravating factors like tobacco use, so i would... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Ice application: Bilaterally aggressively for the first 48 hours post surgery. Sleep elevated (additional pillow or two), apply moist heat after 48 hours, take Ibuprof... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Quitting smoking: I am glad that you are consciously making the effort to stop smoking, however displacing one addictive tobacco habit for another is not the way. The ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Dehydration,: Low blood sugar - because of decreased intake, narcotic analgesics can make you light-headed, postural hypotension too - are among a few possibilities... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Crown Cemented: Go to the dentist and have them look to see if you have any extruded cement in the sulcus where your gingiva meets your crown. Sometimes there can be... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
You are right: To be concerned & should seek care in immediate future with an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. That being said, i don't want you to be alarmed. Things ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
The narcotic: Ingredient in both of those medications is the same. You were/are taking the medications for pain, and for a short period of time. It is completely ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Treat causes:: With osa, weight loss, exercise, and certain surgical procedures can often times be quite effective (uppp, somnoplasty, septoplasty) reducing the seve... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
There should be no : Cost difference between single stage and two stage implant surgery. Single stage (healing abutment and implant are placed same time eliminating secon... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
The clots do not: Need to be over-abundant & be protruding or visible on the top of the extraction socket. There are more than likely blood clots at the base of the so... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Drainage: And your pain may be relieved because a relief of pressure. Additionally, the parulis may disappear too. But do not think that the issue is resolved... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Wisdom tooth abscess: Sounds like you are developing a soft tissue localized infection around an impacted wisdom tooth. I would seek out an oral and maxillofacial surgeon ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Psychologically : Speaking - an obsession or infatuation - can be viewed as an addiction. But i will defer to any one of the expert psychiatrists that are regularly on... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Deviated septum: Is unlikely to be the source. Very rarely, with severe deviation and presence of a septal spur, you could experience pain in your ocular or maxillary... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Extraction Socket: If you are referring to how long will it take for the socket to close or be sealed over with gingiva - this too depends on each individual's rate of h... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Local anesthetics,: Depending on which one was used and whether a vasoconstrictor was included, as well as the amount given, can have a wide range of anesthesia times. S... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Lingual Frenectomy: Or frenuloplasty can be performed at ay age, although when there is an excessively thick or anteriorly positioned attachment, this is usually dealt wi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
So early yet -: Post-op edema takes some time to reduce, intra-oral incision needs time to heal & some bone remodeling needs to occur before you make a final assessme... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
I would be less: Concerned about the color of the fragment & more concerned about controlling potential pain & infection. The description portrays a tooth that does n... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Acutely: If you can not reduce it yourself (meaning place it back into articulation within the fossa) then you should seek the immediate help of an oral & max... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Try receiving care: From local dental school. Unfortunately the antibiotics will only be a very short-term symptomatic fix. The underlying problems will still be presen... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Typically this : Applies to an occlusal appliance for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate osa - if she was diagnosed with a polysomnogram then yes or cpap. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Ibuprofen 800mg: Every 6 hours (unless you have a contraindication), sleep slightly elevated, switch over to moist heat application after 48 hours. Sometimes steroids... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Anesthesia Methods: Quickly - intravenous or inhalation. Iv medication like Propofol or inhalation gas like sevoflorane, or even a combination. Inhalation anesthetics r... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Acute Bleeding: Or brb (bright red blood) is a sign of fresh and continuous bleeding. Darker blood is "older blood" and clotted blood. Blood can have a variety of s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Relaxing/Soothing: Typically in the pre-op area you will have an IV placed & then on your way to the or you will be given a small dose of a benzodiazepine, which will ma... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Aphthous Ulcers: Personally, if the aphthous ulcer is causing a great deal of pain, then i laser treat it. I similarly treat hsv (cold sores) at early stages to speed ... Read More

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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
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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?
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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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