Hatem Abdelhadi, DDS -  - Dentist

Hatem Abdelhadi, DDS

Dentist located in Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, CA

Endodontics Specialist

When a tooth decays and later becomes infected, it might be necessary to undergo endodontics, which are surgical procedures that can potentially save your teeth. Finding someone like Dr. Hatem Abdelhadi to provide endodontics in Los Alamitos, California has never been easier.
    1. "I am so glad that I don't have to dread going to the dentist anymore! Thank you."

    2. Mary D. Yelp

    1. "By far my best Dental experience. I couldn't believe how fast he fixed 2 of my molars."

    2. Joshua B. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Hatem is AWESOME! I know I'm getting high quality dental care every time I go in. "

    2. Jenny J. Yelp

    1. "I drove far to visit this dentist and it was worth the drive!"

    2. Jacqie H. Yelp

Endodontics Q & A

What are Endodontics?

Many people only hear about endodontics from others, and to hear it talked about, you would think these procedures were cruel and painful. The reality is that endodontics has improved tremendously in the last several years, and undergoing these procedures today is much simpler than it ever has been.

Technically speaking, endodontics is performed to save an infected or badly decayed tooth. This treatment will also prevent infections and abscesses from forming in the surrounding nerves and tissues.

Root canals are perhaps one of the most common endodontic procedures. During a root canal, the pulp and nerve of the affected area are removed, then the inside of the tooth is cleaned and resealed. If this procedure is not done, the tooth could become infected, leading to the formation of painful abscesses.

Is the Procedure Really Painful?

Despite many stories denouncing how painful endodontics can be, the process is very similar to having a filling put in, meaning that endodontics today are much more comfortable than they ever have been. In other words, these are not painful procedures.

When Do You Need Endodontics?

It might be difficult pinpointing when exactly you need to undergo endodontic treatment, but the following are just some of the potential warning signs.

  • Severe toothache when chewing or applying any pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Very noticeable darkening (almost blackening) of a tooth
  • Swelling and sensitivity in the gums

If you start to notice these lingering issues, you should at the very least see a dentist.

What to Expect After Endodontics?

You can expect sensitivity in the affected region for the first few days following an endodontic procedure, though usually, an over-the-counter medication such as Advil or Tylenol can help. Endodontics, however, should not interfere with any of your normal physical activities, so you can expect to be back on your feet right away. That being said, you will still have to watch what you eat until the feeling is back to normal. 

Accepted Insurance

Please contact our office for further information on accepted Insurance coverage.

Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna 1000
Cigna 1500
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Benefit Providers PPO
Guardian PPO
Maverst PPO
Metlife PPO
United Concordia PPO
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Yelp reviews for doctors might seem unreliable - even restaurants reviews can be difficult to trust - but Dr. Hatem deserves every 5 star review."

    Mike L.
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    "Dr. Hatem is kind and gentle makes the whole experience a delight!! If you're looking for a new dentist or not loving your current dentist, book an appointment ASAP!"

    Jenny J.
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    "Dr. Hatem took the time to thoroughly explain the treatment I needed and took my budget into consideration when suggesting procedures."

    Jacqie H.
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    "My husband and I have been exceptionally pleased with the service by Dr Hatem and everyone in his office. The Dr is skilled and experienced, & also warm and friendly."

    Laurie B.
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    "My family and I will be coming here for all our dental needs for years to come! Come here if you need a family dentist that's good at what he does and is friendly."

    Ms. T.
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    "Dr. Hatem and Staff has provided a personal and professional service to me and my family. They are honest and upfront about the services provided."

    Mike O.
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    "Honestly, finding the right dentist is crucial, and I am thrilled to have found Dr. Hatem! I highly recommend him and his extremely helpful staff to anyone."

    Chloe W.
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    "Dr. Hatem is one of the best dentists I've ever seen. A Master of his craft. I'm so glad my husband and I go to him."

    Carrie R.
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    "I had no idea who to see so I turned to yelp and now I see why Dr. Hatem has so many great reviews. I'm so grateful for the positive experience at this office."

    Alicia A.
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    "Dr. Hatem is the coolest dentist I have ever meet. Somehow I felt very calm and comfortable at the dentists office for the very first time in my life. "

    Joshua B.
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    "Dr. Hatem is awesome! He's knowledgeable, thorough, gentle and a great communicator! I highly recommend this place!"

    JB C.
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    "Great work done by Dr. Hatem and his staff. To call your patient to see how he's doing is a courtesy not seen these days. Thank you all in Dr. Hatem's office."

    Masoud E.
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    "This will be our family dentist for years to come. Thank you Dr. Hatem!!"

    Phil P.
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    "I highly recommend Dr. Hatem to any person who is experiencing tooth problems, or is afraid of going to dentists. He is so friendly, gentle, and highly intelliegent."

    Rob O.
Hatem Abdelhadi, DDS
3532 Howard Avenue, Suite 101

Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: 562-349-1601
Fax: 562-626-8144
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