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Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Saint Louis, MO
47 years experience male

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Most resolve in 7 da: Most resoolve in 5 to 7 days. I have had patients use hydrogen peroxide as a mouth wash for canker sores. I must tell you it does not taste very good.... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
A blocked gland: The submandibular gland is between the jaw and neck as are lymph nodes. The periodic swelling could be due to a stone in the submandibular gland. It ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
It is a muscle spasm: When you yawn the jaw muscles can get out of sync and the main opening muscle of the jaw called the lateral pterygoid muscle can get a spasm.It is not... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Continue rinsing: It ti does not hurt continue with what you wer e instructed to do after the extraction. It it starts to hurt go back to see your dentist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: It will help to reduce anxiety before the procedure. Make sure you tell your dentist that you took valium as it will potentiate the effect of nitrous... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
An ENT surgeon: Consult your ENT surgeon asap. Mastoiditis is a potentially serious issue.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No: Oral surgeons do not require referals to see patients. Your dentist may refer you to a specific surgeon that he uses for his patients but it is not a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Take a mild sedative: Ask your physician or dentist to prescribe Ativan (lorazepam) or a small dose of valium to take 1 hour before your appointment. Have someone drive yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No: Once the bone is removed it smooths over but does not grow back as the mastiod process.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Dislocated disc : The most frequent cause of the symptoms you are having is a dislocated disc or meniscus in the jaw joint. The most conservative treatment is to have ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
3 to 7 days: It depends on the cause. Usually 3-7 days.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Surgical excision: A cyst on the soft palate is usually due to a blocked minor salivary gland. The surgery is very simple and will require about 7 to 10 days to heal.It ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No: The torus is a benign bony growth that occures in 10-15% of people. It is not a problem.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
About 3 fingers: The average jaw opening is between 40 to 55 mm. The average person can open to the height of 3 fingers. Some people are hypermobil and they can open a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No but advisable: No an implant is not necesary but today it is the best and mose effecient way to replace a missing tooth. At your age i think it is most advisable as ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
Dislocated disc: The most frequent cause is displacement of the disc in the jaw joint. The click occures when you open and close the jaw, the other possible cause is ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
No: Thee is no relationship of the wisdom teeth to your lip.

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Mar 25, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rotskoff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rotskoff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Doc,now I feel so releived. :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Dentistry MO
Graduated 1969MD

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

Sinai Hospital Detroit MI
Completed 1973

Awards

Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, Missouri - Summer
2013
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