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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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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is performed when an infection has reach the pulp of the tooth. This procedure saves the tooth and without a root canal, your tooth may require extraction. Many of our patients fear that a root canal will be painful, but the opposite is true, root canals bring relief. Saving your tooth is always the best decision.

What is the pulp and how did it become infected?

First, lets discuss the anatomy of your tooth. Your tooth has an outer layer of enamel, under that is a hard layer called the dentin, inside the dentin is the soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp inside your tooth contains nerves, blood vessels, and tissue. During development, the pulp helps the root of your tooth grow. Once the tooth is fully developed your tooth can survive without the pulp, the tooth is now nourished by the tissues around it. So, when the decay has reached the pulp and caused infection, it is ok for our dentists, Dr. Khachatryan, Dr. Im, and Dr. Furca, to remove the pulp. In fact, removing the pulp will give you relief from the painful infection. Once the pulp is infected it cannot heal on its own,

The pulp may become infected due to the following reasons:

•  deep decay
•  cracked or chipped tooth
•  repeated dental procedures on the same tooth
•  faulty crowns
•  trauma to the tooth

What happens during the Root Canal procedure?

At Smiling Heart Dentistry, we want to relieve that pain for you, get rid of the infection in your body, and restore your health. How we do this is first by removing the pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of your tooth and then filling the canals with a rubber substance called gutta-percha. Afterwards we may recommend strengthening the tooth with a dental crown.

Symptoms of pulp infections may be:

•  pain, especially when biting
•  sensitivity to sweets
•  sensitivity to hot/cold
•  swelling
•  bad taste in your mouth

Our restorative dental services at our Redmond office can help. Call us today at (425) 558-9998 to learn more!

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