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Dr. Nishan Odabashian

Endodontics
Glendale, CA
31 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

Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
See a specialist: I would recommend that you ask your dentist for a referral to an endodontist (a root canal specialist) to determine why you are still having pain on a... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Your dentist should have asked you how you liked the crown prior to final cementation. If you feel like it is too big, then they should redo it for yo... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Absolutely: Since the jaw bone has medullary spaces, and is not a solid mass, it is possible that a tooth can have a low grade dormant infection, w/o having any s... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Probably nothing: It's likely nothing to worry about. How is your oral hygiene? If your gums are a bit reddish, then a drop of blood mixed w/ ur saliva may seem like a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Seek Help ASAP: Need to have swelling incised ; drained by your dentist, endodontist (rc specialist), oral surgeon or in emergency room. When these infections enter t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Ice: If you have a tooth abscess, a warm compress will allow the abscess to continue to spread, and this can get dangerous if it goes into the fascia (the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Dentally, none!: As long as you have healthy teeth, eating many almonds and nuts everyday is not an issue. You do want to make sure that there are no shells that may b... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Likely Yes: If you don't have any pain, and have not been prescribed any antibiotics, you can drink alcohol. Just make sure that you stay away from biting on that... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
It should be fixable: The veneers and crowns should not change the way your bite or look, unless that was the reason to have them done in the first place. Have your dentist... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Perhaps: Being an endodontist, if i were presented with a patient with your symptoms, besides my regular testing, i would order a cone beam ct scan. This scan ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
See your dentist: A toothache is experienced when bacteria have penetrated the enamel layer of the tooth. If the cavity is not restored by a dentist, then the bacteria ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Ignore: If you have an abscess w/ swelling &amp; fever, you need to see a dentist or you risk hospitalization.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Ignore: If you have a dental abscess, do see a dentist, do you a cold compress, don't use a warm compress.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Till U get 2 dentist: If you don't have swelling and are otherwise in generally good health, you can take 600 mg (3x200mg) Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) and 2x500mg of tylenol, ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Ignore: Dental abscess means there is accumulation of pus. It can be draining or not. Swelling? See dr. now.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Nothing: Having a toothache (ta) means you should have the tooth checked by your dentist who would do a thorough radiographic (xray), and clinical examination.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
See dentist ASAP: You may have an infection that is spreading through your fascial space and these can get dangerous and need hospitalization if not taken seriously. Y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Maybe: If the toothache is accompanied with anxiety of having the tooth treated by visiting to a dentist, then it can cause a higher blood pressure. Anytime ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Technically yes: It is a rare occasion, but technically yes. But why would you want to find out? If you have an abscess, which really means that there should be visibl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is all you should take. You may also ask your ob-gyn if he receommends any other meds. You should not need to take much pain m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Yes but Be careful: After root canal treatment your dentist may place a temporary or permanent restoration in the access. If a temporary has been placed, you need to be c... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
No, have it checked: The time for a tooth to feel normal after a root canal treatment is arbitrarily chosen at one month. After that, it should be normal. If it has not, u... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
It Is Possible: When the immune system is challenged by an infection, and you have severe pain, it is possible to feel weak. Specially if you are diabetic, have hyper... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Ask 2 see specialist: If the pain(bearable) has not subsided after a few weeks, or if the pain is unbearable, then ask your dentist to refer you to an endodontist (root ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Ask for Referral: Naproxien and penicillin don't have any adverse reactions when taken together. It is more likely that the swelling in your jaw is due to a tooth absce... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
No: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest drug to take during pregnancy for pain, if it is needed. Of course, it is best to ask your ob/gyn. But evern mor... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Never: When you have an abscess, using warm compress is the last thing you want to do. The opposite. You need to use cold compress. An abscess is an accumula... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen): You need to see a pedosintist who is a children's dental specialist as soon as possible, but in the meantime give them children's tylenol (acetaminoph... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Most Likely yes: If your dentist advised you, that you need root canal treatment, he/she likely made the recommendation based on some factors, which would have include... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Depends: Severe toothache can and does elevate the blood pressure, specially when accompanied by anxiety of going to the dentist. But, having said that, it is ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
It Depends: If an upper tooth is abscessed, and the abscess goes into the fascia (the layer between the bone and muscle), it can spread fairly quickly, and i don'... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
Testing & Diagnosis: Pain from traumatic occlusion can be misinterpreted as rc pain, there are tests that can be done to determine which is the culprit. Teeth that need rc... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
You may have decay: Teeth usually crack if there are large amounts of decay inside the tooth, which you can only see with an xray radiograph. See your dentist, and have a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
See your dentist: To treat the problem correctly, you need to have the right diagnosis so the cause of the pain can be established. So instead of treating the symptom, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 31 years experience
See your Dentist: Ask you dentist to refer you to an orthodontist (brace doctor). From there you may need a consultation from an oral surgeon if orthognathic surgery is... 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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