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Dr. Media Najafi

Dentistry
Irvine, CA
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Irvine, CA

Address

113 Waterworks Way Suite 260, Irvine, CA
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About

Bio

I am a family and cosmetic dentist, who is passionate about educating and informing public about dental issues and needs. I graduated from UC San Francisco in 1999, followed by completing my post doctorate training at UCLA. I had my practice in Santa Monica, Los Angeles for 9 years before relocating to Irvine, CA, where I started my own family and a new dental practice. My patients range from 2 years old to 85 years old. I enjoy creating a positive experience associated with going to the dentist. My hope for all of my patients is creating a heathy and confident smile from the beginning to throughout the rest of their lives.

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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

148 Answers
70 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Laser: Canker sores or aphatous ulcers have no know cause except they are triggered by trauma, stress, spicy, citrus food. Not everyone gets them though. The... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Distraction: If the suction is not the cause of gagging then distract yourself by wiggling your toes or thinking of something else. Take frequent breaks during cl... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
A little over one hr: If no bone augmentation is needed and is a straight forward implant placement it should take an hour +\- 15 min. Local anesthetic used for numbing. A... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Injection: Possibly the injection has caused trauma. Or if your mouth was open for a long time during the root canal. The other possibility is if there was a lo... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Hard to tell: Difficult to tell without seeing it, size, location, firm or soft, color... Therefore please go see a dentist as soon as possible.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Few possibilities: Most probably trauma, either biting hard into your lip or eating a super hot food can cause clear filled blisters. It is best to see your dentist to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Maybe: Grinding teeth is associated with central nervous system activity. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) also has a direct effect on th... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Keratin: If the film is white and does not go away and is on both sides perhaps you bite into your cheeks when you normally bite or chew. This causes keratin f... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
No : But you are having a dental infection most probably.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
A lot?: How did you do that.? If it is any regular over the counter mouthwash most of them have alcohol in them. There should not be a major danger associated... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Abnormal enamel: Teeth look shorter and the the jaw is more narrow therefore possibly more crowding. Enamels are abnormal looking.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Hard to tell: For you it might be hard to tell unless ou have had a recent exam that showed you have no tooth cavities then if all of a sudden you have pain could b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Brushing too hard?: Brushing should not cause cuts in the gum. Perhaps you are brushing. Very hard with a hard brush. Either way this is not normal. Please change habit a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Bleach or alcohol: You can take a cup and do 1/3 rd household bleach and rest water, keep the tooth in it for 5 to 10 min. Discard the diluted bleach and wash the tooth ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
I say NO: It is my personal opinion to not take any supplements that are not cruicial for the baby's development. Studies on Fluoride for children show the bene... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes: Use a gauze and wipe off the plaque off the teeth or if possible use a small brush. The point is to not let plaque sit on the teeth.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes: Absoluetly. Any teeth you see clean with brush and water. Make sure there is no plaque on teeth. Keep them squeaky clean!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
4 to 8 hrs: Take home trays are recommended over night independent of solution concentration, but if you have sensitive teeth then 4 to 5 hours are good enough. W... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
No: Don't see any correlation. How did you think of that relationship?
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
You can: You can put it on but it is a temporary topical anesthetic and will numb it for a little for a short time. Ibuprofen is better in removing inflammati... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Nerve injury: You didn't specify the numbness just happened for no reason or it was after a dental procedure? Please specify. Numbness in tongue means there is a ne... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
In office : In office teeth whitening for first time users because it is under the care of dentist and we can determine how sensitive your teeth are and then give... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Wear: Are your teeth looking shorter too? Usually when the enamel starts to thin out because of excess wear either due to grinding or abrasion teeth start ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Why vomiting?: R u taking a painkiller or antibiotics you are allergic to? Why are you vomiting? Either you have to check your meds and call your dentist to make t... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes: It can help remove thin layer of plaque which is combination of bacteria, protein film layer on teeth and food debris. Effective for stain removal as ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Geographic tongue: If the white coatings are surrounded by red areas such as in this picture it is called geographic tongue. It is safe. No known reason except triggered... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Wound? : Rabies is a viral infection and major mode of transmission is through bite or wound. Is there a wound? Wash area quickly with soap and water and see a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
How severe?: I have first hand experienced getting a numbness in my tongue when my wisdom tooth was extracted at age 17. Half of my tongue was numb for few years a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Not sure: The companies say because teeth get dehydrated during the procedure there is sensitivity. I believe the whitening solution creates a temporary change ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends: Some sensitivity after filling is due to irritation to the nerve, after few days subsides. Others is because the bite after filling placement is too h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends: It ranges due to degree of difficulty. Wisdom teeth can be erupted, partially erupted, impacted partially or fully impacted horizontally, vertically..... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Second opinion: Did you have relapse after your braces? Did you not wear your retainers or the overbite was not fully corrected? Get second opinion by an orthodontist... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
At least 5 To 7 days: It is best to wait before resuming exercise to avoid bleeding. 5 to 7 days should be minimum time since the healing process has had a good progressio... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
See a dentist: Does he have significant bleeding with the pain too? Take him to a dentist ir an surgeon as soon as you can. It should not be anything serious and tea... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Tooth paste not: If teeth are very yellow and gray a tooth paste might not be able to whiten teeth. There are two types of stains: from inside of tooth or from outside... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
YelloW, brown, gray: Dgi type ii has only dentin abnormalities and no bone disease. Both primary and permanent teeth have unusual translucent and opaque appearance and the... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Inflammation: Anytime there is bleeding unless there is trauma to the area, it is sign of inflammation. What causes inflammation? Food sticking around gum line of y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Blockage: Sounds like you might be experiencing blockage of you salivary gland. Please see your dentist so you can be referred to an oral surgeon recommended.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Contact: When two teeth touch each other side by side we call that "tooth contact". When that contact is too tight or too loose food gets stuck there becaus... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
See the surgeon: It is hard to diagnose or make any comment without seeing the lesion. It is best to have an oral surgeon look at it and if necessary make a biopsy so ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Tooth decay: If you are referring to a specific area on the too changing color from white to yellow to black that is caused by tooth decay or cavity.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Get it checked out: When did the pain start, describe the quality of pain and it's intensity, is it triggered by anything? Sounds like you need to see someone specially... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Peroxide?: Are you referring to using peroxide straight as mouth wash or a peroxide based mouth wash? Peroxide diluted in over the counter mouth was is safe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Dental cleaning: Everything you described are caused by the bacteria that cause gum disease. It is time to make that trip to the dentist and get checkup and through cl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Yes: With the help of an anesthesiologist for full mout rehabilitation cases, cases where patients have. Severe phobia of dental procedures and need some o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Foul smell: Patients with periodontal (gum) disease have a very distinct smell that is different from morning breath. Usually they have significant bleeding upon ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Nothing to something: Root canal post op varies from nothing meaning no pain or discomfort to some discomfort. But nothing major to keep you up at night or away from work.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Fussiness: I personally having two young ones have experienced the following: excessive fussiness, unusual crying times and for no apparent reasons.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
Ah those linguals!!: Now you are learning to speak dental language! lingual is the tongue side of your tooth, facial is the cheek side of your tooth, since a tooth has ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry 23 years experience
It depends: Baby bottle tooth decay is not too common and it depends on how often the baby falls asleep with the bottle in the mouth and keeps sucking on the milk... Read More

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Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Najafi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Najafi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx for the reply! My endo says I have a cracked root causing the pain. Need to manage pain while waiting for surgery consultation.
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Thank you for your answer regarding my tongue numbness. I will see a doctor ASAP. I have not had any dental procedure. just happen
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Thank you..they did a huge fillong. Im just worried after 4 days and no change..thank u again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1999MD

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ADA, CDA
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