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The Benefits of Choosing a Dentist Near You

In today’s fast-paced world, finding a dentist who is close to your home or workplace is becoming increasingly important. With the numerous benefits of choosing a dentist near you, it is no wonder that more and more people are making the switch. Especially with so many options available, finding a dentist who is both handy … Read more

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5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before a Root Canal

While root canals are a common dental treatment, they can inspire a lot of fear in folks who have never had one before. Does a root canal hurt? Are there any risks associated with this procedure? Do root canals require anesthesia? These are just some of the questions that patients who visit their dental specialist … Read more

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Most Common Age for Root Canals

Root canals can happen to anyone at any age. Endodontic treatments of this nature are typically necessary in two different circumstances. Either the tooth has experienced a deep infection, or it has undergone so many treatments for previous decay that the tooth is losing its structural integrity. As a result, we generally see the instance … Read more

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How We Save Your Natural Teeth

Our teeth are an important part of our skeletal system, and they require careful care if we want to keep them for a lifetime.But how can you save your natural teeth? With a little dedication and some luck, going to see your dentist in Irvine for a professional cleaning and a check-up every six months … Read more

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Right Time You May Need a Root Canal

For some people, the fact that they need a root canal is obvious because they are experiencing significant oral pain. Others have no symptoms at all and are surprised when Dr. Hassan informs them of the need for a root canal at their bi-annual preventive appointment. This is one reason we strongly encourage patients to … Read more


What to Do When Your Child Has an Oral Health Emergency

There’s nothing worse than seeing your child in pain, especially when you don’t know what the problem is or how to make it better. Unfortunately, children can experience dental emergencies just like adults can. Cracked teeth are one of the most typical reasons to require a dental exam as soon as possible. Your child may … Read more

What to Expect When You Need a Non-Surgical Root Canal

When your dentist at O.C. Dental Specialists tells you that you need root canal treatment, you may assume that means you need to have surgery. That isn’t always the case. In fact, your dentist can typically complete an exam and the root canal procedure in a single appointment. Unlike stories you may have head about … Read more

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What to Expect When You Need Re-Treatment of a Root Canal

There’s nothing fun about root canal fails, but they do happen. Common reasons for needing to repeat the procedure include: Post-surgical complications Improper healing from the original root canal Crown has cracked, resulting in leakage of filling material You have a new fracture in the treated tooth Your endodontist detects new decay in the treated … Read more

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Don’t Delay Treatment in a Dental Emergency

There’s never a good time to experience tooth injuries, but you may panic when it happens on a Sunday afternoon or the middle of the night. Although O.C. Dental Specialists is not open at this time, please call us at 949-408-0372. Our answering service will page the dentist on call and you will receive a … Read more