Frequently Asked Questions

At Mitchell Dental Spa, we have several options for replacing missing teeth. If you have a tooth that has been knocked out in an accident or was removed due to decay, we can perform a procedure to replace it so you can regain the full functionality and appearance of your smile. We invite you to call (312) 642-1014 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. After examining you, we will make a recommendation as to which procedure is likely to provide the best results for your appearance and lifestyle goals. Read more about your options for replacing missing teeth here.

Teeth can hurt for a variety of reasons, many of which can be treated without the need for a root canal. However, if you’re experiencing any of the following it could indicate the need for a root canal, in which case you should call 312-642-1014 right away to schedule an emergency appointment.


  • Your face is swollen
  • You’re having difficulty swallowing
  • You cannot bite down without pain
  • Your tooth is changing color.


Read more about root canals here.

The best solution for receding gums is usually just regular dental care. If you believe your gums are receding call (312) 642-1014 to schedule an appointment. However, there are a number of other factors that can contribute to your gums receding, such as lifestyle, gum disease, and genetics. Read more about what can cause receding gums here.

Tooth extraction a method of last resort. When possible, we prefer to restore teeth with dental crowns or porcelain veneers rather than extracting the tooth. However, there are a few times when a tooth extraction can be necessary. For example, wisdom teeth frequently become impacted and need to be removed. Read more about situations that require a tooth extraction here.

If you are considering getting dental implants you are already on the road to restoring your smile. Since dental implants are surgically placed and inserted into the jawbone, our patients often ask whether or not they will need a bone graft prior to the procedure. We encourage you to visit our dental office for an examination and X-rays so that we can answer this question based on your health. You can schedule an appointment by calling (312) 642-1014.


Read more about the bone graft procedure here.

Bleeding gums can be due to simple irritation or it can be a sign of a more concerning health problem like gum disease. If your gums are bleeding for more than seven days, it’s time to have your teeth and gums examined by a professional. Call (312) 642-1014 to schedule an appointment. Read more about gum disease here.

The first thing you should do is call your dentist. Even a simple cleaning to remove plaque and tartar can make your teeth look much better! We’re also here to talk about other options like teeth whitening, facial exercises, and the importance of moisturizing and hydrating. Finally, if you’re looking for a major overhaul, we can talk about porcelain veneers or other cosmetic treatments. Read more about improving your smile here.

After chipping a tooth, there are two questions that determine what you should do next: Are you in pain? And, are you bleeding? If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions, call (316) 642-1014 to schedule an emergency appointment. In the meantime, you can rinse your mouth with salt water, which will remove any surface blood and debris as well as reducing the chance of infection. Read more about what to do when you chip a tooth.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Margaret Mitchell and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 312-642-1014 and experience why our patients think Mitchell Dental Spa is the best dentist in Chicago.

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