Maintaining proper oral care is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Practicing good oral hygiene is important to your oral health and overall health.
At Cook County Health, we know that practicing good oral health care is important, which is why we partner with our patients to make sure they receive quality oral health care. We have dental services that keep our patients healthy, informed and engaged about their oral health.

Oral health care is care that focuses on the “health” of your teeth, bones, gums and tissues in your mouth. It is important to have regular checkups by a dentist whether you are a child or an adult, have natural teeth or dentures, or are experiencing pain or not. Having poor oral health can affect the rest of your body, not just your teeth.

Dental Services

We offer basic, diagnostic and preventive dental services including:
  • Oral exams
  • Hygiene instruction
  • Fillings
  • Cleanings / scalings
  • Extractions
  • Dentures and partials
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Some root canals
  • X-rays

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Cook County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been an integral part of Cook County Health for nearly 100 years. 

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital treats many conditions of the head and neck. Services offered include:

  • Bone Grafting
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery with Local or General Ambulatory Anesthesia
  • Denture Preparation Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Trauma Surgery
  • Management of Dental Infections
  • Management of Oral and Head & Neck Cancers
  • Microneurosurgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology / Tumors
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Outpatient Anesthesia
  • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
  • Removal of Third Molars – Wisdom Teeth
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders