Other Dental Services in Bellevue
Along with our standard dental care services, Smiles of Bellevue offers innovative services for the growing amount of dental needs.
Root canal treatment
Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems down the road. The good news is we have advanced root canal therapy experience.
A root canal is a procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of the tooth and filling it with a filling material. The treatment is often necessary when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), and a simple filling will not be suitable.
When dentists started performing root canals, they were quite painful, and the root canal has received a reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthesia and technology, the root canals we can perform in our practice are tolerable and sometimes even painless.
Preventative dental care helps you stay on top of potential troubles your teeth can face in the future. We can certainly get your teeth and gums healthy and repair any damage just like any dental office can. But we go a step further and show you how to avoid dental problems before they become problems.
Our Bellevue dentists start with a comprehensive examination of your gums and teeth, unlike any dental check-up you’ve had before. We examine your bite and how your teeth come together. We look for signs of oral cancer, gum disease, wear on the teeth, and in short, any problem that you might encounter at a later date. We want to assess any issues and make your teeth and gums healthier, so you will be spending less time in the dental chair.
Sleep apnea dental treatment
Have you or a loved one found yourself falling asleep during the day, snoring loudly, or having interrupted breathing during sleep? These all may be sleep apnea, and modern dentistry has several new treatment options, such as oral appliances. These have been successful for over 90% of the patients who use them and are an alternative to CPAP machines.
ARESTIN gum disease treatment
The primary cause of tooth loss is not its decay—it’s periodontal (gum) disease. We are pleased to offer our patients a powerful weapon in the fight against gum disease called ARESTIN™. It comes in powder form and contains very tiny microspheres not visible to the naked eye.
These microspheres deliver a time-released antibiotic directly to the site of the infection (the spaces between the gums and teeth). ARESTIN kills the gum disease-causing bacteria, and it’s all painless!
Dental care for athletic needs
We are proud to offer our athletes Pure Power Mouthguard™ for the protection of their teeth in their respective sports. This custom-fitted mouthguard incorporates forty years of proven neuromuscular dentistry research to give that extra edge to your training. Whether you seek better balance, longer endurance, improved strength, or more power, ask us how we can put Pure Power Mouthguard on your team!
Relaxing dental procedures
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “laughing gas,” is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. This inhaled sedation through a mask allows you to breathe in the medication and induces a state of relaxation. A local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain during a dental procedure.
Experience Our Bellevue Dental Care for Yourself
Come by yourself or bring your entire family for quality dental services. We want to provide you with the best oral health care for your dental needs. Schedule an appointment with us today!