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Dr. Stephen Calendine

Dentistry
Col Spgs, CO
35 years experience male

Locations

Associates in Dental Care

Colorado Springs, CO

Address

6110 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Associates in Dental Care

Col Spgs, CO

About

Bio

Grew up in Lexington, Ohio. Played and loved sports my entire life.Finished studies in at Ohio State. Have dedicated myself to helping folks live painfree lives by constantly learning and applying common sense approaches to each individual I meet who trusts me to be the one to "be there" for them

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Colorado

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
33 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Definately can be!: It's a common thing to see. If you are grinding at night, you can get resultant headaches, sensitive teeth and jaw pain and the noise it makes can be ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Possible canker sore: Apthous ulcers or canker sores can pop up in the mouth and really hurt. Usually gone in 7-10 days. If not, see your dentist!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
A dentist can help: If the tooth is falling or getting longer due to periodontal disease a dentist can splint it or bond it to other stronger teeth to stop it and actuall... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Tonsillar/ adenoid tissues can swell.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Rare: Usually a blocked salivary gland that is easily treated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not bruises but...: There are areas of high vascularity at the back of the tongue that appear bluish or bruised but are normal.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Can happen...: Antibiotics are usually NOT prescribed after every extraction but may be if healing complications occur later on : )
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Generally...no: Have the water tested to make sure the mineral content isn't extreme though...too much iron can discolor teeth
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Stress: A stressed autoimmune system from fighting colds or infections requiring antibiotics can lead to gingival swelling and pain. See your dentist to help ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sinus rinse: A sinus irrigation kit would really help you. Just follow directions. Avail at most pharmacy sections of stores. I use squeeze bottle vs. netti pot.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Most are repairable!: A dentist can repair even badly fractured teeth with composite resin filling material that matches your tooth color. Even if the entire crown, or visi... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Labor: The cost of labor(staff )and behind the scenes costs such as overhead, lab and imbursement of the surgeon for his skills,equipment Also future followu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes and yes: Sounds like the surg was recently. It's not uncommon to feel bony edges of the socket or jaw next to where the tooth was for 2 months or so
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends on...: Could be several things including ingrown hair, cyst, acne, colorless mole etc.. Rule of thumb is if it grows or changes have it looked at(Dermatologi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
See your dentist: Often times once the cause for the angular cheilitis is figured out it can be eliminated. There are prescription ointments available to treat your par... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
No but Pain can!: Sleeping upright has no effect on TMJ but the pain and stress from shoulder surgery can sure ignite tmj...Tendency is to clench the jaws more post ope... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Unrelated to Implant: Implants are generally very safe...Your symptoms may be related to other physical ailment. See an md asap to help : ).
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Give it a week: If not gone in a week have a dentist look at it.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Infected?: If there is true infection he may need antibiotics. See a dentist asap!
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Rare at your age: Allergies are a big cause. An ENT would help you not to worry!
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Usually if >50%: If the tear measures over 50% of the width of the tendon your Dr. will most likely recommend surgery. You can try PT but pain can limit the effectiven... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
See your Doc: Keep the wound clean as possible. Get a hold of the office that treated you ASAP. Since it's only been two days they'll probably want to replace the l... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: It may reduce the effectiveness a bit but will do no harm
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
See a Dr...: If it's lasted for longer than a few days you should talk to your Dr. It could be nothing or could be a form of diabetes or other malady that can be t... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sternocleidomastoid: Also called SCM is the main muscle that can be strained in the neck in the area you're describing.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Most likely: If the difficulty swallowing and breathing was from an abcessed tooth it can take a few days to resolve...hopefully you are on an antibiotic if that w... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Possibly!: Alcohol is an irritant to mucosal tissue. Depends on your particular sensitivity and on the Proof of the drink and how many exposures to it you've had... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sinusitis/bronchitis: Recurrent or prolonged(greater than 1 week) sinus drip/congestion can mean sinus infection that often progresses to chest(bronchitis); can result in m... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Frequent Sinus Rinse: If she isn't already doing sinus irrigation twice a day she would really benefit from starting. Kits are available at the pharmacy. Warm water is mixe... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Usually 36-48 hours: The Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) starts helping in about 2 days but you may not notice a huge difference in how you feel for up to a week i... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Maybe another abcess: If you have an abcess on one side you may have one you're not aware of on the other...or other source of infection on that side. Get it checked out
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sure!: Especially if you have ADD, the irritation and mild discomfort with braces can be distracting.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
99% of the time yes: If the tooth has been treated by extraction or root canal and the abcess resolves, the pressure on the mandibular nerve dissipates and normal feeling ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ignore: Give your child clean cold(not frozen) bathroom wash rag the end dipped in icewater to gnaw on.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Look up Anemia: Low iron can cause oral problems but is usually treatable with supplements. Your physician can help.
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Don't Worry unless..: It's not uncommon for one's jaw or TMJ to "pop" every now and then. If it becomes frequent or painful see your dentist who can evaluate it and help yo... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ibuprofen is best: Ibuprofen vs Acetominiphen: Ibuprofen Aspirin vs. Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen Ibuprofen vs. Aleve: Tie
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Don't fret...: If it still bothers you after about a week have it looked at. Canker sores happen frequently there and go away in about 5-7 days
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Possibly...: Certain antibiotics can significantly reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptive. Check the name of the pill you take ...ask pharmacist to researc... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
No worries: There are many veinules under the tongue and the dot you're speaking of is seen often in normal exams. Keep your eye on it...if it gets larger or swol... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Don't worry: Rare place for cancer...roughness in the cheek mucosa can occur from nightly clenching and bruxism (teeth grinding) even sometimes leaving a white lin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Brush 2-3x daily: Start brushing with a new brush and toothpaste 2-3 times per day. Only use a small amount of toothpaste. Visit a dentist/hygienist ASAP...they will he... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
More info needed: Pain in the gums, teeth, jaw? Is it when you're eating, drinking hot/cold or just any time?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Get good care!: Tooth infection can cause serious problems with other parts of the body due to your circulation of blood and lymph systems. Myocarditis is an infectio... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Possibly: If the crack extends to the root surface it becomes more difficult to get the tooth completely pain free. A consult with an endodontic specialist can ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not to Worry: Depending on when your surgery was, a cellulitis is a firm swelling in soft tissue and can be a prelim to abcess (infection) . If the ext. was a while... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Nasal spray: Some OTC nose sprays can help temporarily open the passage on the more narrow side of your nose. Saline is weaker but safer. Try it first. The stronge... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Probably a fibroma: Glad you had it biopsied...a fibroma is benign and can be old "scar" tissue where you've traumatized or bitten(maybe accidentally) your tongue. The ne... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ignore: Icy cold water held in your mouth on the tooth that is painful can often give temporary relief!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ignore: Rinse your mouth and swish with water after eating citrus fruits/tomatoes to limit sores!

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Calendine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Calendine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I got a reply from my Dentist he said the same as you so put my mind at ease, I was swollen near the mental nerve and the pressure caused this.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! As it turns out the swelling was due to a car its that was only visible after her dentures were tightened, she is better now
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This was very helpful. Thanks! No dentist ever told me, when inquiring about implants, about the 10 months of eating on the other side of the mouth!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

United States Air Force

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Colorado Springs Region, CO - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Colorado - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Colorado Springs Region - Spring
2015
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