Dr. Earl Sandroff

Dentistry
Ellisville, MO
45 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

372 Answers
63 Agrees
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yep: Most oral surgeons are general dentists who decided to continue their education and specialize is the field. Your average oral surgeon has had about ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Just a quick snip: Most frenectomies are minimal pain and will heal in a few days unless it is a very extensive clipping (rare). It is done to free up your tongue so you... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Go first..: Go to a dentist and find out what is causing the extreme pain and get some relief. Then you can get into what your dental needs are. The treatment f... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Classic: Chlorhexidine gluconate the the generic name for the rinse that is given for periodontal problems. If you have an allergy to it the signs would be cl... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
You should be good : You should be healed enuf to enjoy yourself. Unless you have had a complication like a dry socket or had to be placed on antibiotics. Just drink resp... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not at all: People go to certain dentists because they like the dentist, their office, the hygienist. Lots of reasons. Don't let a minor medical "condition" rule ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
See a periodontist..: if your dark triangles are up by your gums, then you can see a periodontist about a gingivitis graft to "fill them in". I'm confident you'll get good ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Get to a doctor or??: First off..you say you HAD an tooth abscess. Is it (the tooth)gone? Oral infections can be very dangerous. The weight loss and back pain etc. coul... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Any licensed dentist: I believe, like here in missouri, any general dentist can perform any aspect of dentistry a specialist would do. There are many gps who like doing th... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Need to open sinuses: If your problem is not dental or tooth related...Then even tho you are on an antibiotic..You need to open your sinuses and get the liquid in there flo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Gaps? Teeth clamps?: I think you need to be more specifice here. I know what gaps between teeth are but i can't begin to figure teeth clamps. We use some devices to help... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
So...: The pain meds your surgeon is willing to give you is quite adequate for almost every surgery that can be performed. That strength would knock me out.... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Location location: The letters you are asking about are tooth locations. They tell us where on a tooth a problem is located. MO is Mesial/Occlusal. ML is Mesial/Ling... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Lots...: Meth mouth can vary in severity. If it is really bad...Extractions and false teeth may be the answer. Fillings in the affected teeth may help. It i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not really: Wintergreen oil is sort of caustic and bad for your gums. It is a flavoring but doesn't do anything except impart the wintergreen flavor. Best to sti... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Sinuses may be blame: The symptoms you are talking about leads me to think it is your sinuses may be the culprit of pain or discomfort. With that said...You should see an ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Do you need to see?: I personally like to see my patients whenever they come in for their 6 month appointments. Every one of them. That being said if someone is on a 3 or ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
TGN: If you lay down you put pressure on that side of your face. It is quite possible you are compressing a nerve close to the surface. Another possibili... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Living..: Living causes plaque (not plague) to form on teeth and in you mouth. It comes from food, air water, saliva and just about anything. It forms immedia... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
They can last..: Fillings are one of the great mysteries in this business. If you have good oral hygiene and keep up regular dental visits..I have seen fillings older... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Fear at its best: Do you agonize aut going to the dentist? Do you agonize about being at the dentist? Do you worry constantly about your teeth or mouth and just know ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Couldn't hurt..: Have you ever seen a kid do homework, watch tv, text and be on the computer? Can't say that is concentrating but...It does mean they are focused(on m... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Learn learn learn: Go to dental school. Graduate. And then take lots of continuing education classes in the topic. A good dental education will probably cost you at lea... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Pain with biting: Cracked tooth syndrome is the name we give any tooth that hurts when you bit on it and regularly does this. It does have to be diagnosed to make sure... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
MI paste: You can get cosmetic restorations to cover your stains but we all know that can be expensive. Bleaching may help but that doesn't do the job evenly. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Try a diff approach : Instead of putting any drugs in your body, let's look at things first. Do you have a lot or some stress in your life? Are you a worrier? Anything c... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Like getting filling: Whether a dentist is cutting out tooth structure or amalgam the procedure is the same. You get numbed up...Remove the filling without removing more to... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not always: Just because a root canal was done, doesn't always mean a tooth will darken. But, it is fairly common over time. And by time i mean months to years. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Care to share??: You can eat just about anything you wish. But watch the crunchy stuff around those newly created holes. The tissue isn't quite as tough as the rest ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not to worry...: if you're not having any real pain or a dull ache...no dry socket. They may have put some packing in the hole that was left. The usual thing is just... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Hang in there: when a tooth needs a root canal...there is decay with or without an access or infection. Sometimes those infections are hard to get rid of and the p... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Combination treat: IF you are in very bad malocclusion my best advice would be go to 1 or 2 oral surgeons and get their opinions on having surgery to correct part of the... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Don't wait...: If you know you have an abscess...then get it looked at, as other comments. An oral abscess can lead to so many other problems..including death, depe... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Doesn't sound female: Your symptoms for heart problems sound more like a man's than woman's. Most women's symptom are a feeling of indigestion or heartburn. Did you do any ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Limited teeth: A flipper is an upper or lower REMOVABLE appliance that has only 1-3 teeth on it to replace some that are missing or as a temporary replacement while ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Sandroff. I have been dreading calling a dentist, but now I'm much relieved.
HealthTap member
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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