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Nazafarin Rafieyan

Dentist

Dr. Nazafarin Rafieyan is a top Dentist in Pacoima, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Nazafarin Rafieyan is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Nazafarin Rafieyan is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Nazafarin Rafieyan is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Pacoima, California, Dr. Nazafarin Rafieyan is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Nazafarin Rafieyan
  • Pacoima, California
  • KLE Dental School
  • Accepting new patients

A huge gap in dental treatment. What should I expect?

Do not be surprised if the dentist tells you you need a deep cleaning, and possibly have a few decayed teeth.

Should I go get my root canal done by a specialist?

Your general dentist can do your root canal for you, but the root canal specialist has studied more and since they do only root canals, they can be a better fit.

Why do I have sensitivity in all my lower teeth?

Hi, The reason is mainly thin enamel, which can be due to use of a hard brush, or our eating habits, i.e., too much acid in the food, grinding our teeth or systemic problems READ MORE
Hi,

The reason is mainly thin enamel, which can be due to use of a hard brush, or our eating habits, i.e., too much acid in the food, grinding our teeth or systemic problems like acid reflux of our stomach. In your case, I think you are grinding you teeth so your lower teeth have abrasion, loss of enamel their for sensitivity. I think if you start using a night guard, it will help you.

When should I consider getting dental implants?

If you need to extract a tooth, the best choice is to replace it with an implant.

How can I stop my husband from grinding his teeth in his sleep?

A simple night guard will help him a lot. It not only stops his grinding, but also will help him with his TMJ and protect his teeth.

What is the medication that the dentist will use as an anesthesia before my root canal?

We usually use lidocaine with epinephrine, but to some, we have to use carbocaine, which does not have epinephrine and patients who are allergic to other types of local anesthesia. READ MORE
We usually use lidocaine with epinephrine, but to some, we have to use carbocaine, which does not have epinephrine and patients who are allergic to other types of local anesthesia.

What are the natural ways to deal with tooth sensitivity?

If you need RCT, you have to do that. Nothing natural can help it, but if you have generally sensitive teeth which is usually due to thin enamel, you can avoid acidic food and READ MORE
If you need RCT, you have to do that. Nothing natural can help it, but if you have generally sensitive teeth which is usually due to thin enamel, you can avoid acidic food and use a toothpaste recommended for sensitive teeth. Also, use a soft toothbrush.

How many times should I floss?

Once or twice minimum, in a day.

Could wisdom tooth extraction cause an infection?

You may have something we call as dry socket. See your dentist for treatment.

My daughter has a cut inside of her mouth from falling. How can I rule out any infection?

Sorry to hear that, but there is no medication. Area should be cleaned if it needs to be sutured to close the wound and you can ice pack it. Just have her wash her mouth with READ MORE
Sorry to hear that, but there is no medication. Area should be cleaned if it needs to be sutured to close the wound and you can ice pack it. Just have her wash her mouth with warm water and salt few times a day. We can only observe it till it heals.

I have severe pain in my deep cavity filling. What could this be?

It is either nerve exposure or very close to it. In either case, you need to do root canal, where the nerve of the tooth is removed.

Why does my breath stink?

Yes, it can be due to indigestion. Constipation causes mouth to smell as well as,any type of infection in the body. If you have sinus infection or dry mouth, they could also lead READ MORE
Yes, it can be due to indigestion. Constipation causes mouth to smell as well as,any type of infection in the body. If you have sinus infection or dry mouth, they could also lead to smelling breath. You may have to do deep cleaning to remove any build up beyond gum lines that is not removed by your brushing, that is why you need to see a dentist at regular intervals for them to clean your mouth.

I have white dots on both of my gums and tongue. What could these be?

These are called vesicles. It can occur after a fever or any type of viral infection which brings the body immunity down. Also, it can be due to any type of medication you have READ MORE
These are called vesicles. It can occur after a fever or any type of viral infection which brings the body immunity down. Also, it can be due to any type of medication you have been taking or fungus infection. There are medications for treatment of all these conditions but still to get the final diagnosis, you need to see a dentist.
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What could be the reason behind the burning sensation in my gums?

It can have different reasons, can be local, in that case, if you are smoker, that will cause a burning sensation, you need to see a dentist for a clinical examination. It is very READ MORE
It can have different reasons, can be local, in that case, if you are smoker, that will cause a burning sensation, you need to see a dentist for a clinical examination. It is very important; if it is a-systemic, there are many things that cause burning gums. Did you have a fever or cold? Have you taken any medication? Are you diabetic? Dry mouth is one reason for burning gums.

Can calcium deficiency impact teeth?

Hi, to answer your question, yes, it can affect the teeth. But if only your son has low calcium level ,which has to be medically proven, calcium is in many things, not only milk READ MORE
Hi, to answer your question, yes, it can affect the teeth. But if only your son has low calcium level ,which has to be medically proven, calcium is in many things, not only milk plus vit D plays a very big role in body absorption of calcium. So if your son has tooth problems, it can be due to other factors. At the same time, I have to say if the low level of calcium occurs during tooth development, it affects the teeth.