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Dr. Michael Stern

Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment
Willoughby Hills, OH
50 years experience male

Locations

SmileBrighter Willoughby Hills

Willoughby Hills, OH

Address

34950 Chardon Rd., Suite 209, Willoughby Hills, OH
Directions

Fax

440.975.2224

Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills

Willoughby Hills, OH

About

Bio

Enjoys cars and driving, travel, fine dining, music, gardening, visiting my children. Board Certified in Pain Management by American Academy of Pain Management. Membership in Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry, Mini Residency in Craniofacial Pain from University of Florida College of Dentistry, past President of Northeast Ohio Dental Society, listed in several editions of the Marquis Who's Who series.

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Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment

Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

123 Answers
47 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Could be muscle pain: Muscles in the mouth can tighten and send pain into the area behind the eyes. If you have already been under treatment by a md, you might benefit from... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Musculaelectrolytes: Could be just isolated muscular spasms, could be a problem with calcium/magnesium levels. This no ally passes in days so if continues get medical eva... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Keep a notebook: Get a small spiral pad and record all that you eat and where you go with time entries for a week or so. That should help. Good luck!
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Listerine: If you run some original listerine thru the irrigator first there should not be a problem. That stuff kills everything.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
See a MD: You may merely have a severe migraine, but could have a middle ear problem, could have meniere's disease. Seeing a md for a diagnosis to rule out a ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Variation of normal: Might be your body's particular way of producing an aura or just how your particular pattern is.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Yes but: Due to low weights probably safest to take using children dosage guidelines, but, yes, this should be ok.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Unknown: Medications are not likely the reason that you are late but you should contact your prescriber for proper followup and information.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Perhaps not true mo.: This sounds like a muscle-related or cervicogenic headache. I myself used to have them and i can assure you that the nausea can indeed come from a si... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Yes: Yes, but that still should be checked out by a health professional.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Get a massage: This sounds like referred muscular pain to me. Either see a deep tissue massage therapist to work out the Lactic Acid in the spasmed muscles, or get ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Depends: Actually need much more info to answer this. Has he had migraines before? A long headache like this could be from something else.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Can change: Geographic tongue can come and go and can in some cases persist for life. It always changes but is not a health threat.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Too soon to worry: Some local anesthetics can take up to 36 hours to wear off. Give things some more time before worrying. This is not totally unusual. Actually by th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Sinus: Sinus pressure can press downward on the roots of the top back teeth, and this can throw the bite off and make your mouth hurt until the sinus problem... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Specific answer: Get the tooth treated or removed and the infection will clear up. As for the strep. See a md.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Consult needed: Consultation with a ENT md, preferably one with pediatric experience, would be helpful here. Way too early for youngster of that age to struggle with... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Unknown confusion: These symptoms seem totally unrelated to me. Perhaps a OB gyn consult followed by a dental examination is the approach that i would recommend. Highl... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Normal??: This may be normal. Check with your dentist if still there after the tooth is fully into the mouth.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Depends: This is a decision to be made between physician and patient. Many factors are involved. This is a great question to ask your prescriber as well as y... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Better or worse: Whole body exercise that raises the pulse could actually relieve a headache as increased blood circulation carries away muscle toxins. But exercise ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Yes: The fda has approved Botox for treatment for migraines. There also is a little known (by md's) additional treatment for migraines that is fda approv... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Could be allergies: You could be allergic to sulphites in red wine. Read the label on the bottle! try either straight vodka or scotch if you must consume alcohol.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Yes, possibly: A cervicogenic headache is one which starts as referred pain from neck muscles in dysfunction, and can develop into a migraine-type of headache. Perh... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Neck muscle spasm: Could be referred pain from neck or shoulder muscle spasm secondary to the activity you were engaged in. Try modifying your posture or positioning in... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Neurologist: See a neurologist or a chiropractic physician depending on severity. This could be from a variety of things. Good luck.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Records will be take: Diagnostic moulds of the teeth and gums, various x-rays and scans as well as a personal discussion of your concerns will be accomplished.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Probably not: Not likely. But how did you get in this situation in the first place? Small amounts of polish are not likely to be toxic if only a one -time deal.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
See physician: If fever or chills are present you should consult a physician to screen for strep throat. Undiagnosed strep throat could lead to serious complications... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Sorry: Unfortunately, recreational drugs have many unpredictable side effects. Consider the migraine as a warning from your body that perhaps worse things c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Consult surgeon: Your son's surgeon should be able to go over the surgical risks with you better that i could, and whether this could help his apnea which is unusual a... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Unknown: If you are doing the sauna just before you retire, there possibly could be a connection; otherwise i cannot say for sure. A good way to find out woul... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Start with OtC meds: Your friend could try no sugars, no nicotine, and one of the various over the counter migraine meds for starters, along with bed rest.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Varies: If you smoke try to avoid as much as possible in the first three to five days to avoid possible healing complications.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Nothing usually: If there is no bleeding generally no treatment needed except warm salt water rinses after meals and avoid chewing in the area for a few days.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Allergy: You have food allergies. Get tested and the results will help you get better. The meds are not effective in this situation.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Not likely: If you are talking about a plain uncomplicated migraine, not highly likely.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
MD consult: Uncontrollable shakes are reason to promptly seek medical evaluation.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Urgent follow up: There may be no relationship between these diverse symptoms or this could be a serious problem. Please seek medical attention quickly to find out wha... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Purple is normal: The purple under the tongue is from veins near the mucosal surface and is normal for that area and is likely not related to the spotting or other gast... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Could be muscular: Migraines lasting this long can often be from muscles in spasm. Particularly if the migraine is accompanied by neck or shoulder pain. Of course you sh... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
No: Not always, as there can be other causes for tooth sensitivity.
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Not normal: See your headache doctor for this. If neck and shoulder pain is also present, see a massage therapist instead.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Varies: After a week get a medical consult with bloodwork to see if your blood electrolytes are off due to deydration, and possible bacterial cultures to rule... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Concerned: This is concerning. Please see a health professional to avoid drug related probls.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Could be allergic : You may be allergic to sulphites, which are common in red wine. Try either a mild white wine ( less sulphites) or sulphite free straight vodka or scot... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Your choice: Your choice. You definitely need to see an md for neurological testing first, before anything else is done. Obviously the meds are just not enough to... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Get it checked: Get this area professionally examined promptly! either a ENT md, dds or dmd should be seen to rule out abnormalities!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Discuss: Depends on your own fear level and the dental surgeons skill level. Discuss more in detail with your dental surgeon. If it were me i would like seda... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
Facial Pain/Migraine, Dentofacial Cosmetics and Dermal Fillers, General Dentistry, Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Oral DNA Testing/nonsurgical gum disease treatment 50 years experience
Not a migraine: Could be a cervicogenic headache which is from neck muscles in spasm. You could try a massage of the area or a hot shower playing the spray over the ... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
Great orofacial pain doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stern is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stern is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I guess I should have said elaborated. The tooth was already extracted. Was on 3 rounds of antibiotic. canal, and pulling. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Toothache and gum pain gone I think is differenr but the rest of symptoms I still have.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! I took a photo but don't know how to send it. :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
MD

Awards

Board Certified in Pain Management by American Academy of Pain Management, Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry
Thought Leader, Third Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Ohio - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, American Academy of Facial Cosmetics, American Academy of Pain Management, Northeast Ohio Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association, member of Board of Trustees of Greater Cleveland Dental Society's North Coast Spring Meeting, American Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry
listed in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the Midwest
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