Kemahli Dental
General and Aesthetic Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Kemahli Dental, we enjoy keeping our patients informed about their oral health needs, and we are always happy to answer your questions. Understanding what's on your mind and how you would like us to help you allows us to provide the appropriate dental care in a way that meets all your needs.

Please take a moment to browse through some of the questions we've shared below. If you have others not included here, please don't hesitate to call us and a knowledgeable member of our dental team will be happy to assist you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Anyone whose smile is healthy but has cosmetic flaws is a good candidate for a smile makeover with our Bellevue cosmetic dentist. When we talk about smile makeovers, we’re talking about any service or treatment that improves the aesthetics of your smile.

The fascinating thing about cosmetic dentistry is that there’s often more than one way to correct an aesthetic flaw. You may look at smile imperfections like broken teeth and think you need porcelain veneers to see the results you want. But Dr. Kemahli may find that a conservative procedure like dental bonding is a more appropriate option and a better fit for your budget.

Likewise, you may have a slight tooth misalignment and immediately think of Invisalign clear braces to straighten your teeth. In some cases, however, we can place just a few veneers to conceal the misalignment without the need for orthodontics.

The first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kemahli so you can share your concerns and your desires for a more beautiful smile. He will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and then explain all the options available to help you achieve your goals.

If you would like to find a cosmetic dentist who will work with you and your budget to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, call Kemahli Dental in Bellevue. We can’t wait to help you love your smile again!

Emergency Dental Care

We understand how upsetting any dental emergency can be, and we want to provide the relief and treatment you need as soon as possible. Prompt care for an urgent dental problem gets you out of pain faster and allows us to be more conservative with the treatment we recommend.

In some cases, calling our emergency dentist sooner rather than later can make the difference between losing and saving a tooth.

At Kemahli Dental, we want to be available when you need us, so we are open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. If it’s after hours, call our main office number, and Dr. Kemahli will call you back as soon as possible.

If you need emergency dentistry in Bellevue, count on us to provide the treatment and relief you need. Dr. Kemahli and our team commonly address urgent dental issues such as:

  • Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Lost dental crowns and fillings
  • Toothaches and jaw pain or swelling
  • Swollen, red, or inflamed gums
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Infected teeth 

We provide emergency tooth fillings and dental bonding as well as tooth extractions, root canals, and gum disease treatment. If we can’t treat you the same day, we will at least do whatever we can to make sure you’re comfortable until our next available appointment.

If you are unsure whether you have a dental emergency on your hands, call Kemahli Dental, so we can arrange to see you.

General Dentistry

Yes! We are pleased to welcome patients of all ages to Kemahli Dental, from the smallest smiles in your family to the most senior. As a general dentist, Dr. Troy Kemahli offers a wealth of services designed to keep your family’s smiles healthy.

Dr. Kemahli is a gentle, caring dentist, and our team enjoys welcoming new patients and families to our dental practice. We are proud of the glowing reviews we receive because they tell us that we are doing an excellent job of keeping our patients comfortable and happy.

We offer all the general dentistry our Bellevue patients need to maintain excellent oral health, including:

  • Dental exams and cleanings
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Full and partial dentures
  • Root canals and extractions

Because we understand the importance of a smile that is healthy and also looks great, we offer cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign clear braces. If you have a dental emergency, call us, and we will arrange to see you as soon as possible.

If you are looking for a general dentist in Bellevue or the surrounding communities of Redmond, Kirkland, call us at (425) 691-5998 to schedule a convenient appointment. We look forward to being your partner in excellent oral health!

Dr. Kemahli agrees with the recommendation of the American Dental Association to schedule dental exams and cleanings every six months. These are easy appointments that offer tremendous benefits and won’t take much time out of your busy schedule.

Dental exams with our Bellevue dentist on a routine basis help you in several ways. You benefit because seeing us periodically for checkups helps you avoid the discomfort of dental problems and the need for complex or costly dentistry.

Teeth cleanings every six months are crucial. Periodontal disease is a widespread problem that affects half of all US adults over age 30. It’s not just an oral health problem because bacteria in your mouth can travel to other parts of your body. Researchers are finding new connections every day, but so far, gum disease has been linked to heart and lung disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, low birth weight, and many others.

The good news is that it is also highly preventable. And if you do develop gum disease, our dental hygienist will find it during your routine cleaning appointment and plan treatment accordingly.

Seeing you throughout the year also allows you and Dr. Kemahli to develop a trusting relationship. You can feel confident that you will always have a friendly professional to turn to who knows you and is familiar with your history.

If it’s time for your next exam and teeth cleaning, call our Bellevue dental office to schedule an appointment. Been a while since your last dental visit? Don’t worry; we will never judge or lecture you because our only goal is to help you improve your oral health.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that relies on clear aligners taken directly from impressions of your teeth. This is an ideal system for adults who do not want to spend months—or up to two years in wire and bracket braces.

Your dentist in Bellevue, WA can evaluate your oral health, including new x-rays, to determine whether Invisalign will correct your orthodontic issues.

Typically, Invisalign works well for mild to moderate alignment concerns:

  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Overlapping teeth

You wear the first aligner for about two weeks and then move on to the next one in the set, staying the course until you have exhausted your supply. This marks the end of treatment and a new, straight smile.

As far as the length of treatment, it can vary from several months up to two years, depending on the complexity of your orthodontic issues. Your dentist will provide a timeline during your consultation. But remember, Invisalign is designed with comfort and discretion in mind. You can also remove your aligners when eating and brushing your teeth.

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There are many benefits to straightening your teeth with Invisalign, which is why it is such a popular adult orthodontic treatment. The most obvious, of course, is that you end up with straight teeth and a beautifully symmetrical smile. Your confidence will soar because you will no longer feel self-conscious about the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth.

Another popular feature of Invisalign treatment in Bellevue is that the aligners are removable. You’ll receive several sets of clear aligners designed to move your teeth gradually into the desired position.

You should wear them for at least 22 hours a day, but you can remove them for meals and to brush and floss. There are no dietary restrictions as there are with traditional metal braces, and you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods.

And with no brackets and wires on your teeth, you can keep your orthodontic treatment to yourself. Invisalign’s crystal-clear aligners fit snugly over your teeth and are virtually invisible when worn.

Even better, Invisalign clear braces can straighten your teeth at any age. Because our teeth can be moved at any point in your life, even patients in their 50s, 60s, and 70s can enjoy a straighter smile with Invisalign.

Would you like to learn more about how clear aligner therapy with Invisalign can help your smile? Please call Kemahli Dental to schedule an appointment with our dentist to get started.

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is a crucial procedure that your Bellevue dentist needs to perform to save an infected tooth from extraction. A tooth can become infected because of a crack or dental trauma that allows bacteria to enter the innermost chamber of your tooth.

When the infection reaches this area, patients typically experience intense tooth pain. Performing a root canal removes the infection, which also eliminates your pain.

At Kemahli Dental, we know that root canals don’t have a great reputation, but it is a very straightforward procedure. Simply put, root canals don’t cause pain—they relieve it. It is the infection in your tooth that causes pain, and not the procedure itself.

Dr. Kemahli is a skilled general dentist who has a gentle, caring approach that our patients love. It’s especially helpful to know someone is on your side when you feel apprehensive about getting a root canal. Our dental team will do everything possible to put you at ease and make sure your procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

If you have a toothache and think you might need a root canal, don’t wait to call us. The infection won’t go away on its own, and if you wait too long, we may not be able to save the tooth. We can assure you that your safety and comfort is our number one priority.

Teeth Whitening

If you decide to whiten your teeth, it is crucial to choose a safe product or system. When you whiten under the discretion of a dentist, you can count on time-tested products designed to be gentle yet effective on your teeth.

When you choose online systems or store-bought kits, the ingredients can be abrasive and lead to ongoing tooth sensitivity. In some cases, these systems can damage your enamel and give you uneven results.

Your dentist in Bellevue provides professional teeth whitening to improve the look of your smile dramatically. Our system can lift away stubborn yellow and brown stains just in time for a wedding or job promotion.

We also offer in-office whitening and take-home kits, depending on your preference. In-office may provide faster results, but our take-home kits allow you to whiten on your schedule—while reading a book, doing laundry, or enjoying a favorite film.

During your consultation, your dentist will help you decide whether professional teeth whitening will provide the results you’ve been looking for.

We Offer Free Teeth Whitening Consultations in Bellevue, WA

Yes, that’s right! Learn whether teeth whitening is right for you with a free consultation. Contact us for more full details.

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