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Dr. Earl Sandroff

Dentistry
Ellisville, MO
43 years experience male

Locations

Earl A. Sandroff, D.M.D.

Ellisville

Address

1500 Towne Dr., Ellisville
Directions

About

Bio

USAF, USAFR & CAANG 1970-1975 Served on faculty of Wash. U for 4 years. Private Practice over 40 years in St. Louis County, Missouri Family is my wife, Carol, son Alex is a chef, daughter Alyssa is an architect. And our current children are our 5 Shelties... Asher, Mitch, Ariel, Missy & MaddieRose Love the outdoors, motorcycles and was active in karate for over 30 years. Key word...WAS :-)

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

460 Answers
87 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sores, or???: Your tongue could hurt when you swallow because there may be sores on it under it or on the side of it. Also, the tongue is a large muscle and it is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Shouldn't be bad: If you are properly and completly NUMB before getting any dental work...you shouldn't feel a thing. If you are feeling pain and not just pressure the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Call: The cost of all dental treatment varies from office to office (usually). My advice would be to talk to a few different offices and ask them the cost ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Stop with water..: The amount of water you drink is actually detrimental to anyones health. Stop drinking so much because you are washing away all of the electrolytes i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Drooling, sore gums: If your child is cranky, drooling and trying to bit his hand or have a need to chew... Then they are most likely teething. Or as you like to say...C... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Black hairy tongue: Somehow you have developed what sounds like lack hairy tongue. It is an imbalance in the bacterial flora of the mouth. It can be brought on by takin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Return to doctor: If you had your wisdom teeth removed 2 months ago and this pain came out of nowhere, it could be coincidence. But you should return to the doctor tha... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Leave em alone: Fever blisters are best treated by leaving them alone to dry out. It seems that when an anesthetic gel is put on these things...We tend to overdo it. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Every bit helps.: They have linked gum disease (periodontal disease) with heart disease. Infected gums are a breeding ground for all kinds of bad bacterias and organis... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yep: Syphillis is one std that causes sores. They are called chancres. They can be located anywhere in the mouth. Go see a doctor and a round of antibio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes to the root cana: The antibiotic got your infection under control and helped reduce the pain. But should you not get the root canal...it could all come back with a ven... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Another opinion?: It is argued that a wisdom tooth will not move the 7 teeth in front of it. Teeth naturally move to the middle over time. If, your dentist wouldn't r... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sinuses perhaps.: I don't think your ears and coughing up ear wax is possible. But if you had your wisdom teeth pulled...You could have a sinus perforation from when ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Fluoride important: You can get by with plain water for your child. But, vitamins with Fluoride are very important. You can get the liquid vitamins and drop some in the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
No: Bad breath can be caused by the foods we eat. But, it can also be caused by sinus drainage, bad teeth, and even gastric juices or stuff sitting in yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
A few weeks: Depending on what you are smoking...Wait at least 4-6 weeks to be safe. But honestly...Urine and saliva tests are the say ones to pass. The deal bre... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
It is orthodontics..: Getting your teeth straightened can cause headaches due to the tooth movement and may affect your TMJ (jaw joint) which is why you hear a popping. Te... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Keeps the pain away: I presume you are talking about anesthesia when you are referring to dental injections. This is the way the profession numbs the area or teeth to be ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yep...: Thumb or finger sucking, or other objects being sucked on continually will change the shape of ones mouth, the arrangement of the teeth (not just the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
It happens. : When your whole muth is numb you swallow as a reaction anyway. But if you add blood, yucky tasting anesthetic and excess saliva from the surgery then ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Effects on what?: Pepper is a spice. What are you looking to find out what it effects?
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
It's just you: Many people have very hypersensitive gag reflexes first thing in the morning. Including myself. As the day wears on and your mouth is used more, you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Same as a DDS really: The dmd ( doctor of dental medicine) was first sued in the late 70s. The thought was to give us more medical knowledge and not just focus on the teeth... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Patience...: Most mouth ulcers are a virus that will run its course. If you do nothing they usually go away in 14 days. If you try to put something on them, the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
A yeast infection: Candida is the reason for thrush. Some people will try corticosteroid but the best cure is a anti fungal pill or I have even know some who will suck ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Don't inhale: You don't say what powder you use. But it really doesn't matter. You might be inhaling as you get your powder filled toothbrush near your mouth. So..... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Very common: Crazing occurs in many peoples teeth for many reasons. If the enamel is thinning or if you have some bad oral habits...Like chewing ice or grinding y... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Unequivocally YES: The dentist must need to know every medical condition you have. Pregnancy is a serious one. In my office we try not to work on any woman who is in he... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Acyclovir: If you get aphthous ulcers (cold or canker sores) frequently then the prescription medicine Acyclovir could help. But you usually have to get it going... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
????: Please be more specific aboout what you are asking. I have no idea what fmris is. Unless you mean films. Then yes...sometimes film is used. But no... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Here it comes.: Tooth eruption is the term we use to say that a tooth is coming thru the gums. We say it is erupting. Nothing more, nothing less. If you hear super... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Go to a dentist: The only way to get a handle or an idea of just how bad you might be is to go to a dentist. The profession can put you on the right path and let you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not in my view: Both of my kids were gymnasts and i even coached for some time. Perhaps it is in the area where you live or just the heredity of those kids and the fa... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Go see a dentist : Just because there is an abcess in your mouth or in the general area you need to get it looked at and determine if it is indeed a dental abcess. It c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
You can...: You can soak your flipper in almost any liquid you like. But make sure you brush it off first...Soaking won't get rid of built up food and crud. Reme... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Go back to dentist: If you had a tooth removed and you are having discomfort from a dry socket then go see your dentist or oral surgeon. If you are a female on osteoporo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Go to dentist...: It may be something simple about this tooth...It may be decay, a faulty filling or crown or you may have a pocket. You may also have something stuck ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Perhaps: Many times a partial denture can be fixed. If it is the plastic or tooth areas...Not too bad. If it is the framework or a clasp...Still possible but... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Orajel, ice or ??: If wisdom teeth are coming in and causing pain you can suck on some ice, drink some bourbon or apply an anesthetic gel. Mind you, these are all only ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
None special: Dentists don't really get any special vaccinations to practice as with mds. Probably the only thing that may help is tetanus for bites ( no rabies wit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Over the nerve: Calcium hydroxide is used as a base to cover an nor peeve that has been exposed by dental work (in an effort to clean out decay) or it is place in an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sure...if?: Any tooth can be saved if it's not too far gone either by decay or bone loss. You don't give specifics about your front tooth so the best way to dia... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Hang in there...: Keep trying to find a dentist you like and you can trust. We are out there. Let them give you a full evaluation and treatment plan. And try to find a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
A zit?: Could be a hair follicle infected otherwise known as a pimple or a cut somehow. If it persists...Go have it looked into by an md or ask a friend look... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Nope: A silver filling is the most common medical procedure done worldwide. They are only a problem is you have a mercury sensitivity. Any mercury could be... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yep. : You had a major surgery and that has its own side effects. The sensitivity will be there for some time but it should decrease as times go by. As we ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Just that...bone: Those bony growths are called tori or singular....Torus. They are harmless and don't require any treatment unless they get too big and begin to cause... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
A rubber sheet: Dental dams are thin rubber sheets that get holes put in it to allow the teeth to be worked on poke thru. They do keep the area of work generally dry,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
No solid answer: Since you are "prone" towards canker sores the best thing you can try to do is ease their pain. You can take Acyclovir regularly to help but it does ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Guess at lottery: All the situations you mentioned will take time. And you do not to rush things with orthodontics. Most conditions can be fixed with braces alone, but... Read More

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Oct 6, 2014
Experienced expert in clinical and academic dentistry. A great asset on Health Tap. Highly recommend.
Jul 20, 2013
nice answers
Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
HealthTap member
Thank you. A MRI shows anterior dislocation of menisus. With mandibular condyles to articular prominence. Do you know what would cause this
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Sandroff. I have been dreading calling a dentist, but now I'm much relieved.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your help. Am going back in on Monday for more tests.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington Univ., School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Missouri - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Missouri - Summer
2013
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