About Tom Massarat, DDS, MS

Tom Massarat DDS, MS is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Massarat received his Certificate in Endodontics from Northwestern University in 1992. He also received his Dental Degree and Advanced General Dentistry Degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Massarat is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Endodontists (AAE), San Diego County Dental Society (SDCDS) and American Board of Endodontists (ABE). He is also an advisor for the Experdent and Summit Study Groups. He has lectured extensively on many aspect of endodontics.

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Tooth Anatomy And Model

Apicoectomy: Root-End Surgery

When traditional root canal therapy isn’t enough to resolve persistent dental issues, endodontists may turn to apicoectomy (also known as root-end surgery) as an alternative treatment option. While less common than standard root canal procedures, apicoectomy is crucial in preserving natural teeth and restoring oral health. What is an Apicoectomy? Apicoectomy is a surgical procedure […]

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Woman Showing Her Healthy Smile

Healthy Smile, Healthy You!

How A Healthy Smile Impacts Overall Well-Being And How We’re Here to Help! A healthy smile is essential to non-verbal communication, but its impact goes beyond mere expression. As well as the aesthetic benefits, maintaining good dental health has profound implications for overall well-being. Let’s delve into the relationship between dental and general health, highlighting […]

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Young Man With Tooth Pain Symptoms

5 Symptoms Of A Root Canal

A Root Canal Doesn’t Really Have Symptoms—It’s The Treatment! But here are indicators you might need a root canal. If you’ve already been diagnosed and told you need a root canal, then congratulations on taking the first step! Otherwise, knowing the symptoms and warning signs can help you seek timely treatment and preserve your dental […]

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Rubber Dental Dam

The Rubber Dental Dam

What Is A Dental Dam? When it comes to dental care in our office, comfort, safety, and precision are paramount. We employ advanced techniques and tools to ensure that your experience is not only pain-free but also provides the most effective results. However, one low-tech, unsung hero in dentistry is the rubber dental dam, a […]

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Sudden Toothache

Phantom Toothache

When You Can’t See What’s Causing A Toothache… It’s time for a dentist to investigate! There’s only one good thing about a visibly damaged tooth: here, clearly, is where the toothache is coming from and where our response will be focused. But complaints of “tooth pain” without a clear source or origin—now, that’s something else […]

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Full Mouth Dental X-rays

Dental X-rays Again?

Why Do I Need X-rays Again? Whether you are visiting our office for the first time or you’re a returning patient, we may notify you that it’s time to update your X-rays. You probably won’t need new X-rays every visit; however, if significant changes have occurred or you’re experiencing any pain or discomfort, new dental […]

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Sterile Rubber Gloves

Sterilization: Protecting Our Patients

Sterilization Limits Exposure to Germs and Bacteria During regular day-to-day life, germs and bacteria typically get a bad rap. When sterilization gets taken too far, we’re missing out on the benefits of a healthy and tested immune system. However, when it comes to dentistry and any medical facility, nothing could be further from the truth. […]

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Woman with Toothache

Toothache Treatment in Chula Vista, CA

Address Your Toothache Today Get a diagnosis and relieve your pain. Few things are more distracting and annoying than a toothache. It can make it difficult to concentrate at work or school, impossible to relax at home, and it takes all the joy out of eating our favorite foods. Please don’t wait for the problem […]

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Woman With Dental Phobia

Do You Have Dental Phobia?

Not in our office you don’t! The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat damaged or infected teeth. Over six million people experience some degree of […]

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Happy After Root Canal

Root Canal? A Happy Ending

If You Need A Root Canal… It’s a happy ending to a scary story! Fear of going to the dentist ranks right behind the fears of death and public speaking. An estimated 35 million Americans are so afraid of the dentist that they just refuse a dental appointment. And the phrase most responsible for striking […]

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