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We found 4 dentists who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Chicago, IL.

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Firas Faiz Katabi
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2220 W. Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Firas Katabi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Katabi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Affaf A Saddy
Specializes in General Surgery, Dentistry
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Affaf Saddy practices general surgery and dentistry. Dr. Saddy's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Irene R Skirius
Specializes in General Dentistry
1556 S Michigan Avenue; Suite 110
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Irene Skirius' area of specialization is general dentistry. Dr. Skirius is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Louis R Kaufman
Specializes in General Dentistry
1525 E 53rd Street; Suite 734
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Louis Kaufman's specialty is general dentistry. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, TRICARE, and more.

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What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.