Dr. Nishan Odabashian

Endodontics
Glendale, CA
32 years experience male

Locations

Glendale MicroEndodontics, Nishan Odabashian, Endodontist

Glendale, CA

Address

1138 N. Brand Blvd. , Suite B, Glendale, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

818

Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

Office

Glendale, CA

About

Bio

I am a graduate of <strong>UCLA</strong> who majored in PsychoBiology. I attended <strong>Tufts University</strong> School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1991. After practicing 8 years of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry in Glendale, Califronia, I attended <strong>Loma Linda University</strong> School of Dentistry, and received my Certificate of Specialty in Endodntics, in 2001. I later graduated Loma Linda University Graduate School with a Masters of Science Degree in Endodontics, in 2003. I have practices endodontics in Las Vegas, Nevada and Glendale, California. I am a part time <strong>Assistant Professor of Endodontics</strong>, at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Department of Graduate Endodontics. I am the current <strong>President-Elect of California State Association of Endodontists. </strong>I am part of the Peer Review Committee on Endodntics for the California Dental Association, an Expert Witness for the State of California in Endodontics, I am involved in organized dentistry in my specialty and I have lectured locally, nationally and internationally. I love what I do, and I am a Doctor first and formeost. I am always available for a second opinion, and would love to direct patients in the right path to their dental treatment. I am married to my wonderful wife, Lilit, and have 3 children Galia, Serge, and Noah. My staff are always there to help patients in any way they can, and make the endodontic visit as tolerable as possible.

Specialties
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Endodontics

Languages spoken

Arabic, Armenian, English

Doctor Q&A

92 Answers
13 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Yes It Will: The best advise i can give you is see your dentist and have the problem solved. You will need to do that anways, regardless of whether your pain goes... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Temporary Pain Relie: Till you are able to go to your dentist, you can take 2x500mg tylenol (acetaminophen) and 3x200mg Motrin or ibuprofen. This combination has a great af... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See your dentist: Jaw clicking is an indication that your mandible (lower jaw) has moved from it's rest postion in the tempero-mandibular joint (tmj). Sometimes, all it... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Not Too Bad: However, you need to find out why are you getting all these cavities. Perhaps you need to lower your sugar intake, perhaps you need to be more dillige... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See a specialist: Endodontists are root canal specialists. You should see one who uses a microscope 100% during the entire procedure. Don't think about anyone who does ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See an Orthodontist: Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontist. The class ii jaw relationship may be solved with just braces, or you may need to have an oral surgeo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Ask for a Referral: Ask your dentist to refer you to an endodontist, or look for an endodontist in your area. They will take a radiograph (xray) and get a history from yo... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Yes: You can take up to 2400mg of Ibuprofen in a 24 hour period. So 3x2 tablets every 6 hours is safe. Howevee, you want to get to the root of the problem.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Internal Bleaching: Sometimes, if pulp remnants are left in the pulp horns, teeth can discolor giving a bluish/red hue. This pulp tissues needs to be removed.Also, the he... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See Your Dentist: What you are describing sounds like either an infection or trauma to your tempero-mandibular-joint (tmj). If you have been in an accident, or had trau... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
It Depends: On how severe your pain is. Remember that if you are in pain, it may be effecting your baby also. Ask your ob/gyn. You are going into labor now to a m... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Definitely: Endodontic infections fall into two categories, "granulomas" which comprise ~95%, and "cysts" which comprise ~5% of endodontic infections. Root canal ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Depends: If your pain is dull and on multiple teeth, it may be due to your stress and occlusal issues. Meaning, you may be grinding your teeth while you are as... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
It Sounds Like It.: If you are feeling a pus pocket in the roof of your mouth, it usually means there is an abscess in the lingual/palatal root of an upper tooth. You wan... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Save 2th if possible: If the tooth is salvageable, that should take precedence over extraction. See multiple specialists to get different opinion. An microscope using endod... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Visit your dentist: Did you have a trauma to your lower anterior jaw area? It sounds like maybe you may have a chip at the edge of the tooth, and you may even have expose... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
It Depends: Why are you taking keflex? Who prescribed it to you? What did they prescribe it for? Does your tooth have a carious lesioin (cavity)? Does it have an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See a Dentist: Often times, when a patient has temperomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, it can give ringing in the ears. Your dentist can determine whether there a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Rule out a toochache: You can see you dentist, and with a simple examination and a x-ray radiographic evaluation he can rule in or out a tooth being the source of your pain... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
You mean Cavity: A cavity is a carious lesion in a tooth. In simple terms it means that the bacteria have penetrated the outer protective (enamel) layer of a tooth, in... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Depends: Depends on the size of the swelling. If it is of an appreciable size, you may need to have an incision & drainage commonly known as an i & d. Regardle... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Always: When root canal treatment is done, all the nerve tissue should be taken out and the canals cleaned, shaped and filled to the root tip. However, this i... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Go see your dentist: If your dentist is unable to get you out of pain, ask for a referral to an endodonitst, and see what he thinks. Perhaps there is another canal that ne... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Permanent Seal?: By permanent seal, do you mean permanent build up? Permanent crown? Or permanent rc filling. If there is still pain, the root canal treatment should n... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
A few things: If the rct was completed, & there is sealer, or gutta percha (the orange plastic points used to fill the rc) out of the root end, and the tooth is clo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
One of two: Sinusitis can be of dental origin or not. If you have an infection of an upper posterior tooth, or a tooth that has an unsuccessful root canal treatme... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Not very long: Root canal treatment usually stops the pain immediately. However, sometimes the pain can be pretty bad for up to a week. However, at no time it should... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
It Depends: It depends on what tooth it is, anterior or posterior. It also depends on how much tooth structure was missing and replaced with a restorative materia... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Decay: A deciduous tooth, like a secondary or permanent tooth can have an abscess if bacteria get into the pulp tissue. Bacteria decay the tooth, and if untr... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
He has a cavity: If your son eats lots of candy, and likes to drink soda, or eats lots of desert, and chocolate (anything that has sugar in it) and is not dilligent ab... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Not Really: The organs of your future baby are formed in the first 14 weeks of gestation. If you have a tooth infection, you can take pen vk for a week, but more... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Yes: Your dentist sould be able to have the tooth profoundly anesthetized (numbed) prior to the initiation of the root canal treatment. If he/she is unable... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. T... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
It depends: Often, getting composites on teeth that have had deep caries, will lead to having pain 4 several days, sometimes, weeks. You can test the nerve of the... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
YES: Most ob/gyns recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain during pregnancy. If you have a toothache and your pregnancy is beyond the first 14 weeks (wh... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Orajel Not Cause: It is very unlikely that the numbness is being caused by the orajel. More likely, your numbness is being caused by the infection. You may want to see ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
A LOT: It''s like asking how does a medical doctor differ from a nurse practitioner. Dental hygienists clean teeth, and do a limited amount of deep cleaning ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Yes: It is best to see your dentist so that they can take xray radiographs of the suspected tooth, and then determine if there are any issues with the toot... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sur... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
It Depends: If there is an immediate need to alleviate the pain, the hospital may give short term pain meds, and antibiotics if there is an active abscess/swellin... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See Your Dentist: Most severe dental pain that radiate to the ear, neck, eye or brain are associated w/ a tooth that has a large carious lesion (cavity). If the cavity ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Absolutely Not: Root canal treatment is the only way to save a tooth that has had its pulp (nerve) infeted with bacteria. Root canal treatments have been performed fo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Depends: If by root canal surgery you mean root canal treatment, then if the nerve is dead, you can have it without anaesthesia. Except, why would you not want... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See your dentist ASA: Although toothache is something that may be tolerable, the fact that you have a swelling under your eye means that there is an active abscess, that ha... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Very Often: Trigeminal neuralgia often mimics as toothaches. In fact many people have root canal treatment and extractions of teeth wrongfully, because the dentis... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Seeing a dentist: There really is not a good permanent fix of a tooth ache than seeing your dentist who can properly diagnose and treat the "cause" of the toothache rat... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See your Dentists: If you have a cavity that is deep and into the nerve, the pain can be unbearable. See your dentist who will remove the decay and either restore the to... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
See your dentist: Normally, toothaches don't happen suddenly. Usually there is a cavitiy that is not symptomatic, and then as it gets larger and larger, becomes symptom... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Yes: You can expect to have some post operative pain for 7-10 days post an ext.. But the pain should be manageable first few days with meds that control mo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 32 years experience
Anise/herbs: The best remedy for a toothache is to first find out why you have the toothache. For this, you need to visit your dentist and have an examination and ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Odabashian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Odabashian is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer me. I appreciate it so much.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll be calling my endodontist asap. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

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Residency

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Honors member, Robert R. Andrews Research and Honor Society
Founding Member, International Academy of Endodontics
Top Endodontist, First Place, California - Winter
2013

Affiliations

California State Association of Endodontists
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
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