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By Fine Dental Arts of Bellevue
November 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal   tooth decay  

Unfortunately, root canal therapy tends to be shrouded in misconception for many people. However, this crucial procedure can actually root canalsave the natural structure of a damaged tooth, preventing the need for extraction and helping to preserve your smile. Learn more about root canal therapy with Dr. Kianoosh Behshid at Fine Dental Arts in Bellevue, WA.

Common Misconceptions Your Bellevue Dentist Would Like You to Know About Root Canals

“A root canal is painful.” The very first step your dentist takes while preparing for a root canal is to numb the area of the tooth in question. While you may feel some pressure while your dentist works, the anesthetic step eliminates the chance that you will feel any pain during your procedure. If you feel pain, you should alert Dr. Behshid so she can administer more anesthetic to your tooth.

“My dentist can just pull my tooth to avoid a root canal.” Extraction is almost always viewed as a last resort, not an alternative to other dental procedures like root canals. Saving the natural structure of your tooth will allow you to eat, chew and speak normally. A missing tooth comes with a slew of dental issues like bone atrophy, drifting surrounding teeth, and, eventually, sagging facial skin. A missing tooth can also skew your mouth’s bite, making chewing and eating more difficult or less effective. Root canal therapy preserves your tooth’s natural structure, avoiding a gap in your smile and allowing you to keep going about your daily activities as you would have before your root canal.

“I only need a root canal if I have a toothache.” While many cases of toothaches do end in a root canal, a toothache is actually one of the last signs that your tooth requires a root canal. Tooth decay begins on the outside of your tooth and eats its way through layer by layer until it reaches the tooth’s inner pulp, causing a toothache. It is at this end stages of decay that your tooth requires a root canal. If caught early, before the decay reaches the inner pulp, a root canal can actually prevent a toothache before it occurs.

For more information on root canals, please contact Dr. Behshid at Fine Dental Arts in Bellevue, WA. Call (425) 558-0909 to schedule your appointment today!

By Fine Dental Arts
May 10, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
dental implants To get straight to the point—yes, tooth loss is bad for your oral health. If you are missing a tooth, you must have underwent an extraction or experienced dental trauma, resulting in a knocked-out tooth. Or you could have lost a tooth to gum disease. The affected tooth is gone, and you may be thinking that the problem is solved. That’s not the case.

Tooth loss turns the tables on your oral health

At our Bellevue dentist office, we have examined patients’ mouths and seen how tooth loss and weak tooth structure can cause oral health to decline. It’s very important to find a replacement for a missing tooth or teeth.
Without timely repair of your smile, a number of problems can arise:
  • Neighboring teeth gravitate towards the open space
  • Exposed gum tissue become irritated by outside forces
  • Bite and function of teeth change, thus, making it difficult to chew and speak
Nowadays, a dental implant is a practical option for many reasons:
  • It saves the jawbone from disappearing
  • A dental implant stays put, permanently
  • The synthetic crown blends in well with natural teeth
  • You can maintain a dental implant by good brushing and flossing

Is the reason behind tooth loss important?

Yes. We will need to determine why you lost a tooth. If a tooth was knocked out, we can go ahead and create a treatment plan for replacing the tooth. On the other hand, tooth loss caused by gum disease or an infection can affect the results of a tooth replacement, such as a dental implant.
Before any restorative treatment can start, other dental issues need to be handled beforehand. If underlying problems aren’t treated first, gum disease/infection can spread, resulting in more tooth loss.
Most people get tooth loss treated, but that’s usually if the tooth is in the front.
What prosthetic dental device would you prefer? Are you interested in dental implants in Bellevue? Call our Bellevue dentist office at (425) 558-0909. 
By Fine Dental Arts
December 16, 2013
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants     
Dental Implants Bellevue WATooth loss can be caused by many different factors: tooth decay, gum disease, a broken tooth and severe tooth infection. While tooth loss is on the rise, dentists from all over the globe are using the best technology and procedures to combat tooth loss and restore patients’ smiles.
Dr. Kianoosh Behshid, Bellevue, WA dentist, sets the standards high at her dental practice, and works hard to restore or replace a tooth. A dental implant is the rising star of restorative procedures, and it is frequently researched on the Internet. Most people want to understand what an implant procedure is and how successful it can be—it has a high success rate. But what about dental implant candidacy? Your Bellevue dentist reveals the characteristics of a good implant candidate.

Who is an implant candidate?

If you are interested in dental implants, you are a good candidate if you have the following:
  • Healthy gums
  • Sufficient amount of jawbone
  • Good oral health

Why is good candidacy important?

While most people are good candidates, a dentist still needs to determine candidacy by carefully evaluating patients’ health history. Heavy smokers, people with chronic conditions or systemic problems and alcohol or substance abusers need to be examined before discussing an implant as a possibility.
Like any procedure, successful treatment is directly related to the body’s reaction. In most cases, the body readily accepts an implant because of the use of biocompatible materials, such as titanium. Pre-existing conditions may affect how the body accepts an implant and heals—it all depends on the extent and severity of a condition.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Behshid regarding dental implants in Bellevue, call her office or submit a request via her website. What questions do you have about implants? Let us know in the comment section!