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Dr. Daniel Sampson

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minneapolis, MN
27 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
It depends: On the type of local anesthetic used. It can last anywhere from 1-12 hours.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
You can't: Unfortunately, once you have cold sores you can't get rid of it forever. Cold sores are caused by the herpea virus and we don't have a way to get rid... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
AAOMS.org: This is the national association of oral surgeons. An experiences surgeon will be designated as a fellow. Aboms.Org lists oral surgeons that are boa... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
See a dentist: You can't do a thorough inspection of your own mouth, so you need to see a dentist to have your teeth and gums checked. Do this every 6 months.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Not necessary: This is commonly tecmended but there is no scientific proof that it is beneficial. Regular brushing and rinsing your mouth with plain water after eac... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Probably not: It is highly unlikely.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
It varies: Most patients are in splint therapy before arthroscopic surgery, so we often keep them in a splint afterwards. The bite can feel different due to flu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
ENT or oral surgeon: Either specialist should have experience treating this problem.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
See a doctor: This is definitely something to be investigated. It is not normal for a child to have sleep apnea and blue palms.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
I think you mean: Can trismus be caused by eruption of a wisdom tooth when there isn't enough space. It certainly can, but in that case there is usually an infection. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Splint: It is hard to prevent clenching and grinding, particularly at night. A custom splint will help protect the teeth and tmj. Sometimes, biofeedback the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Ask: Ask them where they got their training and how many patients have they treated.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
No: We can't cure sleep apnea. That implies thatnthenproblem goes away. We can manage sleep apnea with cpap, oral appliances, weight loss, lifestyle mod... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Brush: Brush twice a day for 2 minutes each time and floss before you go to bed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Unclear really: No studies have been done in regards to this. We are always concerned about the affects of any intervention on a developing fetus. In general, the f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It really depends on how much tooth structure is left. The structure that you see may not be sound. The dentist has to get down to sound tooth struc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Avoid: Best to avoid this. I usually recommend 2 weeks off any commercial mouthwash. They contain high levels of alcohol, which are disinfectants but also ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Gums or gingiva: The soft, pink tissue around your teeth. In a healthy mouth, it is tightly bound to the underlying bone and teeth.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
No: This is not a known risk factor for oral cancer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Wait: At least 7 days, but for contact sports youay want to wait longer. You must ask your surgeon as they are familiar with your individual circumstances.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Fillings: Many times the best treatment is a filling, but this does not mean that is the only answer. Sometimes, of it is a baby tooth and the circumstances ar... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Higly unlikely: Oral cancer caused by tobacco use is really a result of cumulative insults from the cancer-causing compounds.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
It depends: You can have something removable, or a bridge where they cap the teeth on either side or you can have dental implants. The implants are the preferred... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Probably: In general, vaccines are to prevent infectious diseases that are very serious and often fatal. Not having them should not affect his ability to under... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely: This is unlikely to be a sign of a problem. It could be due to improved drainage from the sinus. You likely have to see your surgeon soon, so make ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
May be a problem: If you broke two PFM bridges, which have a metal structure, you may have some issues with your bite or a bad bruxing problem. Zirconium is a type of ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Sedation: they will start an IV and give you medicine to drift off to sleep. After you are asleep, you will get local anesthetic so when you wake up, things wi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Probably not: There are many reasons for jaw pain. You need to see a dentist for a diagnosis.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Into your nose: From there, you either swallow it or you blow it out of your nose.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
No: Antibiotics don't cure a tooth infection. The source of the infection has to be removed. This involves removing decay, sometimes a root canal or per... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Residency: A general dentist does not necessarily have any extra training after dental school, although they can do a 1-2 year post-graduate residency. An oral ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Hard to tell: Each cancer will grow at its own rate. No one can tell you how long he has had it with any degree of accuracy.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Hmmm, that depends: On the type of facial x-ray. Intra-oral occlusal radiographs can show the floor of mouth or palate, depending on the quality of the radiograph. Extr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Unlikely: Since you had the ability to post this question. The brain stem controls many basic functions such as breathing, so you are okay.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Trauma?: The most common reason would be some type of trauma, likely from a food burn. We're you eating pizza last night? There are some diseases that can ca... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Not a gland: There really isn't a gland behind the wisdom tooth. This could be periodontal disease, a cyst or a tumor. You should have a clinical evaluation and ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Stay: Stay on a soft or liquid diet as directed by your doctor. Take it easy for a few days after surgery.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Infection: You probably have an infection associated with a tooth. See your dentist to make sure.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Level of sedation: Sedation is a continuum. You may have needed more medication to get you toa deeper level of sedation than you doctor was comfortable providing. Talk... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe: There are some congenital bone diseases that cause weak bones, but you would typically know about such a disease soon after you are born. It is best ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Yes,but: Erythromycin is not a good antibiotic for dental infections. When an antibiotic expires, it has lost some potency. You really need to see your denti... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
It depends: But possible reasons are reflux disease, alcohol abuse or gastroenteritis. If you felt heartburn type symptoms, you may want to discuss with your doc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Not necessarily: The need for a particular anesthetic depends on the complexity of the surgery and the patient. Oral surgeons are specifically trained to do sedation ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Heartburn is: What this is commonly referred to, but it could be a stomach ulcer, acid reflux or barrett's esophagus. Try taking some over the counter antacids and... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Could be: Because the ear canal is right behind the tmj. Persistent swelling could cause some ear pain. However, i would go back to your surgeon to have them ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Generally yes,: But baking soda is a bit abrasive. There are toothpastes with baking soda in them. Baking soda whitens by helping to remove stains.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Possible TMJ problem: Or post-concussion symptoms. I would recommend being evaluated by your doctor or dentist. Tmj problems or headaches may not show up on scans.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Many things: Ranging from vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, hypothyroidism to oral habits such as tongue thrusting and mouth breathing. Diagnosis of the underlying ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Normal: Blood has a metallic taste to it due to the iron. In addition, food particles can get in the socket and impart a strange flavor. When the sockets cl... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Wile it is best to repair a cleft palate during infancy, it can be repaired afterwards. This can help with eating and swallowing. Speech therapy wil... Read More

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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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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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