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15446 Bel-Red Rd
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-9998



Our office is conveniently located on the northwest corner of 156th and Bel-Red Road in Redmond. We are on the 4th floor of the Overlake office building, next to Eastside Hospital. Our practice is just a few blocks from the Microsoft campus near Microsoft Building 27.




Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: Closed
*Saturday by Appointment Only


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Gum Disease

If you think you have gum disease, you are not alone. Gum disease is a negative, but common, condition in adults. It is a problem and something we can help you with, and you want us to help, gum disease accounts for a majority all tooth loss in adults. Anyone can spot the early signs of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, these signs include gums that bleed when brushing or flossing and gums that are inflamed, or swollen. It is not normal to have gums that bleed when flossing, it is a sign of inflammation, and if left untreated, this will continue to get worse. Other signs include bad breath that doesn't seem to go away, teeth sensitivity and painful chewing.

What Causes Gum Disease?


Gum disease is caused by the same bacteria that causes decay. When this bacteria rests below the gum line it will eat away at the bond between your tooth and gum. When the bond is eaten away it forms pockets, and these pockets are the first step to losing your teeth. Without treatment and continuous maintenance, your teeth can shift in your mouth, which will alter your bite, and eventually, they will fall out. We want your teeth to last you a lifetime. Our dentists, Dr. Khachatryan, Dr. Im, and Dr. Furca, can help. There is no permanent treatment for gum disease. However, it can be helped with proper personal hygiene and regular visits to our Redmond office, A Smiling Heart Dentistry.

Additional Risk Factors that increase the likelihood of developing gum disease include:

•  Health issues such as Diabetes
•  Hormone changes
•  Smoking
•  Medications

How Can a Dental Visit help prevent periodontal disease?


First and foremost, we need to evaluate the problem. Treatment could be as simple as a cleaning, or a more involved deep cleaning which involves scaling and root planing. We may ask you to come for a dental cleaning more frequently. We may prescribe some type of medication. What we need to do is control the infection, and then we can proceed to repair any damage.

Contact our office today for more information: (425) 558-9998




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A Smiling Heart Dentistry | www.smilesfromheart.com | (425) 558-9998
15446 Bel-Red Rd, Suite 400, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

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