Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh

Dentistry
San Diego, CA
11 years experience male

Locations

floss | Implant, Cosmetic, & Restorative Dentistry

San Diego, CA

Address

4520 Executive Dr, #340, San Diego, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Dentistry

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102 Answers
22 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not for long-term: What do you propose to take when the Codeine does not work? This is a losing battle you are fighting. The pain is caused by a problem. The best way to... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
No: The hormonal changes accompanying pregnancy may cause gingivitis and swelling in your gums, but pregnancy should not "weaken" teeth. If you maintain g... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Perio surgery: It may be that your periodontal pockets are not maintainable despite your best efforts, or that you may have bone defects from previous periodontal di... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: Periodontitis is most often a slow and chronic condition. Ideally you need 2 appointments to determine whether periodontitis is in fact progressing ov... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
It's complicated: To simplify a complicated issue, false pockets are due to poor position of the teeth in relation to the gingiva. Or they could be caused by slight inf... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Potentially yes: If it's a painful swelling that appeared rather quickly, then it's likely an infection that may require root canal, dental extraction or drainage. If ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends; min. 6 mo.: This is something you must ask your surgeon. As a general rule, a dentist waits 6 months after orthopedic surgery to begin major dental work, provided... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental treatment: You have "tried everything" because it's painful? If this is the case, then even if the pain subsides after a while, the tooth may likely develop an i... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes, it's useless: Unfortunately, drugstore cement isn't helpful. You're cementing a tooth that hasn't been cleaned and is wet, so you won't get much retention. Addition... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Ill-fitting denture: The denture could be ill-fitting. The ill-fitting denture could be impinging on a nerve bundle or reducing blood supply, therefore causing numbness. A... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
After 8-10 wks: It takes 8-10 weeks for the teeth to really begin moving. In the month after this you should notice the changes. Bear in mind, the change is slow so y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Possibly: The bump could possibly be a parulis, which is essentially a pimple formed by pus trying to push through the gingiva and exit. Or the bump could be a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes and yes: The "drooping" is just because your lips and face are anesthetized. It will wear off in a matter of hours. The Lidocaine anesthetic has Epinephrine in... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Ibuprofen: Usually Ibuprofen because it helps with pain and reduces swelling. If there was bone surgery involved, then you may get Codeine as well.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding is the easiest way to determine health. Think of it this way: parts of your eye are similar to your gingiva/gums. If you woke up in the morni... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Yes: As mentioned previously, mi paste may help. But if spotting has been there for a very long time, it would be unlikely to remineralize significantly. I... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Super Important!: The health of your gums is intimately related to the health of your bone. If the gums are unhealthy, then the bone beneath becomes unhealthy, and you ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Remove piercing: The tongue is in constant movement from speaking, swallowing, eating, etc. The metal in your tongue is abrading the floor of your mouth, thus the ulce... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Root canal infection: Likely it is an infection in the bone supporting the cavitated tooth. Once the cavity reaches the nerve and blood supply inside the tooth, it travels ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Warm salt water: Instead of listerine, rinsing your mouth with warm mild salt water is excellent for cleaning and it is friendly to wound healing.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Diet ; flossing: Even if you brush well, if you have a high sugar diet, your teeth are exposed to sugar throughout the day and you can develop cavities. Also, if you'r... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Absolutely: Root canals are done with a dental dam in place. The dam is kept in place by a sharp clamp that sometimes digs into the gums. This is not unusual. Add... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
It's not great: Baking soda is abrasive. It is effective in cleaning the surface of your teeth. However, you wear the surface of your teeth as you use it frequently, ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
No, relax: You may be overreacting. More likely, you have strep throat or pharyngitis. The cold sore is probably stress-related because you have pharyngitis are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
No: Veneers and crowns are made from porcelain or ceramic. You cannot change their color. This is why matching their proper shade is so important when the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Impacted: This is a horizontally impacted tooth. You should have it removed.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not likely: If your teeth are noticeably yellow, then a thorough dental cleaning and bleaching can lighten your teeth. However, once you have lightened your teeth... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Not necessarily: You will not necessarily develop a dry socket if you smoke after extraction, but this is a terrible idea. You have bleeding tissue and you're exposing... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
See a dentist: Most likely, what you are seeing is something called an eruption cyst. Eruption cysts are not uncommon and are nothing to worry about. However, you mu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Unlikely: Crowns are made to fit intimately on a tooth of a given shape. When decay or damage occur, the remaining tooth structure has to be cleaned and shaped ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Don't choke!: Pros: "a good cleaning feeling" according to orbit gum. Cons: precipitating an embarrassing situation because you're choking on gum while on the benc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Flexure ; Acid: Drilling irritates a tooth, so you may have discomfort afterwards. If you have white fillings, acid was used before placing the filling; if this acid ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Likely yes: Just ask your doctor. If you're not on medication and if the gingiva has healed, then alcohol should not affect the extraction sites.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Improve hygiene: Thrush occurs either from poor oral hygiene or low immunity. Begin gently brushing your tongue and cheeks regularly; at the same time see a physician ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Highly unlikley: Although the cause of gingivitis is bacterial, it is not contagious. Normally, the mouth is full of bacteria. As long as you clean your gums and teeth... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Don't wait: The dark spots are most likely blood vessels called varicosities. If spots weren't there before, but now they have been there for a week or so, and no... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Days at most: Although implant placement requires minor bone surgery, it should not be significantly painful afterwards. It should not feel like tooth extraction. I... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Nothing :): Toothpaste is just detergent, flavoring, filler material, and fluoride. Fluoride ions do not decompose, and old detergent is still detergent. Brush re... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Actually, yes: It's difficult to explain here, but if your teeth are in proper position, then pointy canines can help protect your back teeth from wear and fracture.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental cleaning: If the gums are white, then it could be dead tissue sloughing off. It's not uncommon, and you should not be too concerned if it disappears. If it's a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Stop destruction 1st: You have to stop using meth. Then, you have to see a dentist asap to stop whatever destruction there is presently; it will only get worse if you wait.... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Gold lasts longer: Gold requires less tooth removal, is soft and forgiving on the opposing teeth, and the margins are less likely to decay. I regularly see nice gold cro... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
YES: Please consider that chewing tobacco is in your mouth for a much longer period of time than cigarette smoke. Don't be under any illusion that chewing ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
See dentist sooner: Assuming the tooth had no decay before fracture, the fracture could have exposed or irritated the tooth pulp. This can progress into a painful abscess... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Genetics: Supernumerary teeth are a developmental anomaly. They occur with a fairly high frequency. It's genetic and usually nothing to worry about. See a denti... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
No: If your tongue is bleeding, then by definition it's something. You just are not aware of what it is. You should see a physician or dentist to determin... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Varies: The type of antibiotic used to treat a dental infection depends on the severity and type of infection, and your medical history. You should see a phys... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
See Oral Surgeon: This sounds like a problem with you tm joint. You have likely been wearing down the disk in your joint over a period of years, and now the damage is m... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
Local Dental Society: The local city or county dental society can direct you to all of the resources available in your area. There are usually local dental community health... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 11 years experience
See dentist sooner: There is a reason your veneer came off. Putting it back on will not address that reason. If you see your dentist asap, then at least you may be able t... Read More
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Testimonials
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Feb 8, 2013
I commend Drd. Mehdizadeh for his thorough, to the point, excellent answers and advice.
Aug 7, 2013
A great dentist
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mehdizadeh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! please contact me if possible, i was bleeding and she had a cut
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I will do my best to relax. Thank you for your time and help. It is much appreciated. Bless you.
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Fluoride is PROVEN to NOT restore the teeth, as well! It causes HELL!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, MA
Graduated 2012MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
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