Dr. Daniel Sampson

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minneapolis, MN
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Minneapolis, MN

Address

3905 Silver Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

HealthPartners

Medica Health Plan

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About

Bio

I am a dual-degreed oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice. My clinical interests are in cleft lip and palate, dentofacial deformities and replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

Specialties
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

439 Answers
205 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Not really: True lockjaw is caused by a bacterium and is called tetanus. If you are referring to just an isolated inability to open your mouth, that is technical... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It depends: On the salivary gland disorder. We would need more information as to the type of disorder and the planned treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes we do have to complete some bone grafting in conjunction with a dental implant. Every situation is different.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
No: Implants replace teeth, they do not treat periodontal disease. In fact, if your periodontal disease is not under control, dental implants should not ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
See a doctor: It is impossible to tell you what is going on without an exam. Please see a doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Not always: But this may not be an infection. If the root tip is still there, I would recommend trying to have that removed if possible.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Unusual: This is very unusual and could signify a serious problem. Usually swelling will be accompanied by pain and/or fever. I would suggest seeing the doct... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Yes, but...: The primary treatment for oral cancer is surgical excision followed by, in most cases, radiation therapy. Sometimes chemotherapy is used as an adjunc... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Lockjaw is...: Caused by the bacteria clostridium tetanii. If you are up-to-date on your dtap or tetanus boosters (usually recommended every 10 years, then you shou... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: For most people. The more serious, chronic health problems one has, the higher the risk.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Variety of things: In the mouth, you may have swelling of the gums, bleeding and pain. Periodontal disease has been associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It varies: From person to person, but narcotic medications are usually prescribed.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Disc displacement: There is a disc of cartilage in the joint space of the tmj. The popping sound signifies that the disc is out of place but "pops" back into position w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
No: They are two different ways to address a problem, with different outcomes. An extraction means the tooth is no longer there. Crown lengthening leave... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It's a poison: The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause alterations in cellular dna and can eventually lead to cancer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Many risks: But fortunately they are rare. Among the risks are nausea or vomiting, muscle soreness, a sore throat, constipation, headaches, and very rarely aller... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Not much: Avoid sweets, hot and cold foods. There are some temporary filling materials at drug stores, but they aren't helpful because the decay has to be remo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Surgery: Surgery is the primary treatment for any oral cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are often used as supportive treatments.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: There are non-latex alternatives.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
See a doctor: It is impossible to tell you what is going on without an exam. Please see a doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Some do: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training in treating trauma to the face. They often repair lacerations to the face.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Ulcer: Unfortunately there aren't gray early signs. We look for white patches on the tongue, but there are many white areas, so this isn't helpful for the l... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Not really: This is a behavior that is subconscious and there is no scientifically proven method to stop it. The best treatment is the night guard.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
See below: The palate is the hard and soft portions of the roof of your mouth. Some people will only have a cleft palate or an isolated cleft lip, but most peop... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Likely not: All research so far regarding wireless signals has failed to show any link between them and brain tumors. The main causes of tongue cancer are smokin... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Not directly: But if you are having coordination problems and can't practice oral hygiene, then you are just as susceptible as someone who chooses not to brush thei... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It varies: In some instances, an implant can be placed at the time of tooth removal and in other instances the doctor may want to wait for 3-6 months. Each situ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Lockjaw or tmj?: I'm assuming you mean tmj. Lockjaw is a life-threatening infection. Treatment of TMJ problems requires the help of a dentist who extra training in T... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
No: There are a number of treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea. If you are not tolerating CPAP or don't like it, discuss it with your sleep doct... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
See below: A cleft palate is a defect in the roof of the mouth that you are born with. The muscles and the overlying skin don't come together during development... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It varies: Thie will vary depending on your geographic location and if the tooth is impacted or not. There are different degrees of impaction and an oral surgeo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It varies: Orthodontic treatment length will vary depending on the severity of the problem being treated, faithfully following treatment instructions, etc. An o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Absolutely!: Results, both functional and esthetic will vary depending on the severity of the defects. Some treacher-collins patients do have some developmental d... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
See your doctor: Soem people who snore loudly may have obstructive sleep apnea(osa), which is a very serious health condition. You should see your doctor to evaluate ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Maybe never: In the us, we generally do not remove the bone plates unless they are causing problems.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It depends: You may have local anesthesia, nitrous oxide or IV anesthesia. The doctor performing the surgery would discuss the options and make recommendations p... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Highly unlikely: The anesthesia itself shouldn't cause the numbness, but local anesthetics (commonly referred to as "novocaine") or surgical procedures can result in n... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
A few steps: The dentist uses a handpiece to open up the top of the tooth to get to the pulp chamber. They then remove the dead or infected pulp, clean out the ca... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It depends: On your individual situation. If your smile is bad because of decay, then you may need fillings or crowns. If it is due to crowding, you may need b... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Sure: Mucus is a natural product of your body and consists of polysaccharides (sugars) and proteins.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Yes, but: Really only if you are inhaling 100% nitrous oxide, because then you are not getting any oxygen. You need oxygen to sustain life.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
It depends: If it is only one side, i tell patients they can chew solid food on the unaffected side the next day. Follow your doctors instructions.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Unsure: Is it the parotid gland? We can't really provide individual medical advice, especially without a physical exam. These kind of signs point toward the... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist as soon as possible. We can't tell you what is going on without examine your mouth and neck.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Surgery: If they are causing problems. They are the body's reaction to a source of irritation around the teeth. It is not restricted to pregnant women.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Disc in the joint: There is a small disc of cartilage in the temporandibular joint that can crack or pop if it gets out of place. It rarely causes problems, but if you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Unknown: It is hard totellwhat the effects might be because no one will do a study on pregnant women. In general, it is best to put off any elective surgery a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Not necessarily: The jaw joint is pretty resilient and a lot of people have asymptomatic popping of their joints. It is probably best to avoid the gum chewing, though... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
A lot: Surgical repair is the treatment for cleft lip and palate. It will often be multiple, staged surgeries during childhood. It is best to be treated at... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: My recommended toothbrush for dental implant patients is the sonic-care toothbrush. This seems to do the best job of cleaning.
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Nov 7, 2012
Great doctor/surgeon, completely trustworthy.
I recommend this physician.
Mar 18, 2015
Great Oral Surgeon!!
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Thanks! I see him next week. Very helpful to know what to observe to help him help me. Thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Davis School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, Minnesota - Winter
2013
Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, Minnesota - Summer
2013
Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, National - Fall
2014

Affiliations

Childrens Hospital of Minnesota
OMS Specialists
North Memorial Medical Center
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