Smiles by Farr are the dental practices of Dr. Michael I. Farr dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care while eradicating disease. We have the knowledge, training, and experience to provide you with comprehensive care specializing in all aspects of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry. Our practice philosophy is to put you first and provide you with options that suit your needs and goals. We use tried and true methods and materials and our goal is your 100% satisfaction.

Our Locations

9744 N. IL Route 47
Huntley, Illinois 60142
(847) 669-2787

Monday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Third Friday Per Month: 7:00am-2:00pm

118 Barrington Commons Ct – Suite 201
Barrington, Illinois 60010
(847) 381-7290

Tuesday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am-5:00pm
First Friday Per Month: 7:00am-2:00pm

Feeling Pain?

Note: This diagram represents potential causes of a condition and is not a professional diagnosis. Contact Dr. Farr to schedule an appointment for a professional diagnosis.
I Have Pain In My Tooth
  • Touch / Bite
    • Abscess: a dead nerve that has become infected and the infection is spreading into the surrounding jaw bone
    • Fracture: a break in the root structure that is allowing the pieces to move about each other and cause an infection in the surrounding jaw bone
    • Recent dental work: recent dental restorations may be interfering with the bite causing trauma to the ligaments supporting the tooth
    • Concussion: a bruise to the ligaments from an injury
  • Temperature
    • Cavity: bacterial infection of the tooth that is exposing the  tubules housing the nerve
    • Gum recession: root surface revealed that exposes the tubules housing the nerve
    • Recent dental work : bite is interfered with causing injury to the nerve
    • Concussion: a bruise to the nerve from an injury
    • Whitening: nerve has been stimulated through fluid movement in tooth
  • On Its Own
    • Inflamed nerve: degenerating condition; nerve dying
I Have Pain In My Gum
  • Gum Disease: bacterial infection resulting in inflamed gums and/or bone loss occurring around teeth
  • Abscess: infection resulting from bacteria spreading from or around a tooth
  • Canker Sores: ulcers on the gums that happen during times of stress and are caused by body’s immune system
  • Cold Sores: outbreak of viral infection caused by herpes simples virus that occurs usually on lips but can occur on gums also
I Have Pain In My Jaw
  • Pain upon opening: could be a disc displacement, muscle problem, or joint derangement/disease
  • Can’t fully open mouth: same as pain on opening
  • Jaw moves to one side: disc displacement, fracture, or joint derangement/disease
  • Jaw gets stuck: joints overextended
I Have A Cosmetic Issue
  • Chipped / Broken
    • Decay: bacterial infection of the tooth that causes loss of a part of tooth
    • Trauma: accident like a fall or hit to the mouth
    • Grinding: loss of edges of teeth from sliding back and forth
  • Discoloration
    • External Staining: food coloring, tobacco, coffee/tea, decay
    • Internal Staining: occurs during formation of teeth such as tetracycline use or over ingestion of fluoride
    • Old Fillings: leaking due to open margins or failed bonding
  • Straightness
    • Wear (Grinding): uneven edges due to grinding more on one side than the other
    • Missing Teeth: resulting in drifting of other teeth out of alignment
    • Hereditary:parents had crooked teeth
      • Growth & development
      • Tooth size / arch shape
I Have A Broken Filling
  • Cavity: decay spread under filling and undermined it
  • Broken Tooth: tooth fractured and stopped supporting filling
I Have A Missing Tooth
  • Other teeth shifting: teeth around space shift, tilt, or grow out of gums
    • Bite collapse loss of height of lower face due to shifting
    • Joint issues due to bite interference that result from shifting
  • Overload of remaining teeth: remaining teeth have to pick up the work that the tooth/teeth that are missing did
    • Break down faster
    • Lose remaining teeth
  • Poor appearance: as a result of drifting and change in teeth position
I Have A Snoring Problem
  • Tongue position: tongue falls back into airway space
  • Obesity: fat deposits in throat constrict airway space and make tissues flap more with breathing
  • Swollen adenoids/tonsils: constrict airway space

Dr. Farr’s Whitening Club

Join our dental rewards program, exclusive to Dr. Farr’s patients, and never again pay to whiten your teeth! Dr. Farr’s Whitening Club is designed to help those of you who want to whiten your teeth and keep them white. By joining the club, you continuously get safe and effective whitening products each and every time you come in for your regularly scheduled cleaning and exam visits. Call our office for details. Restrictions apply.

Our Promise To You:

We will do everything possible to make sure the treatment you receive is of highest quality so that it lasts as long as possible. There are variables we cannot control but the ones we can we will do our best. This is our promise to you.

This website is designed to answer some questions you may have, provide some knowledge, and promote you to give us a call and see why others are so happy they made us their oral healthcare provider. Smiles for a lifetime…..Smiles by Farr…..

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