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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh

Dentistry
San Diego, CA
9 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

Doctor Q&A

132 Answers
27 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Impacted: This is a horizontally impacted tooth. You should have it removed.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Personal preference: Proper flossing does the main work of removing plaque. It is a matter of personal preference, but i suggest that patients floss first, then brush. Thi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Wait: Once the sore appears, there is little you can do but wait.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Possibly: An abscess near your upper molars can affect your sinuses and possibly your inner ear. Your inner ear has a fluid-filled structure that affects your b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
14-21 days: It takes months for the empty socket left behind in the extraction site to fully heal into new bone. However, as far as what you can see in the mouth,... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Many options: 1. Bonded composite restorations may close the gap, but if the gap is large, the teeth may not look pleasingly proportional. 2. Porcelain veneers look... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Trauma: If you abrade your gums with hard brushing, cut your gums with hard flossing, or cut your gums with sharp food, then you can cause bleeding. However, ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
No: Most toothpastes are essentially the same. The active ingredient is either sodium Fluoride or stannous fluoride. The rest is whitening abrasives, fill... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
No bleeding gums: Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment provi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
No: Whatever home-made remedy you do might appear to solve the problem, but all you are doing is letting an insidious process (carious infection) progress... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Possibly: If you have a fairly large dental infection it can feel like pressure or fullness in one ear and tm joint. You might perceive this pressure as a heari... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: When there is an abscess in the bone, then it appears in the x-ray by the pattern of bone destruction. If an abscess is small, or limited to soft tiss... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
To reduce discomfort: This is done so that you experience less discomfort.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: Unless the retainer is rigidly retaining every single one of the teeth, then there is a possibility that they can still move. Most orthodontic retaine... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
Irrigate: You need to irrigate the area with salt water. You can get plastic syringes from your surgeon or from the pharmacy. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glas... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
Dentistry 9 years experience
More shifting: This is shifting that is not uncommon. Nothing dramatic will happen, but over time as your teeth shift, it will be more difficult to maintain the heal... Read More

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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 31, 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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