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Dr. Aalam Samsavar

Dentistry
bellevue, WA
36 years experience male

Locations

Aalam samsavar DDS

bellevue, WA

Address

10223 NE 10th st. suite E, bellevue, WA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(425) 990-8323

About

Bio

Dr. Samsavar received his D.D.S. from the University of Washington in 1986. twelve years after earning his dental degree, Dr. Samsavar opened a dental practice in downtown Bellevue, quickly becoming the cosmetic dentist of choice for Seattle and Bellevue area residents. Since starting his practice, Dr. Samsavar has continued to upgrade his skills by earning certification from the Lee Institute For Oral Bioesthetic and Function. Dr. Samsavar has performed more than 20,000 porcelain-bonded restorations. Other procedures regularly performed by this esteemed cosmetic dentist for Seattle and Bellevue patients include restorative dentistry and full mouth restorations. As a well known cosmetic dentist in Bellevue and Seattle, Dr. Samsavar lectures regularly on cosmetic dentistry, and he has been asked to give his high tech and entertaining lectures nationally and internationally. In addition to running his cosmetic dentistry practice and giving lectures to cosmetic dentist audiences, several Bellevue, Seattle, and national radio shows have invited Dr. Aalam Samsavar to be a guest on their programs. Dr. Samsavar authored the highly acclaimed book Soft Bite and has been featured for his expertise as a cosmetic dentist in a variety of regional and national media. Dr. Samsavar has also served as the official cosmetic dentist for several Seattle area beauty pageants, including Mrs. Washington Globe and Mrs. Washington America. He has also judged several international beauty pageants. Dr. Aalam Samsavar is a past board member of the Northwest chapter of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a fellow of American Academy of General Dentistry, and joins other cosmetic dentists annually as a member of the Seattle King County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Snohomish County Dental Society. In a

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Washington

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
We are symmetrical: We are not symmetrical creatures. Everyone is asymmetrical. If this asymmetry is a recent development a medical advice needs to be seeked.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Two different parts: There are three parts to an implant supported crown , the surgical part that is placed in the bone and can be considered as the root (fixture). The se... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Common complication: The most common complication after wisdom tooth extraction is trismus, or tightness in the jaw muscles. . This tightness can last several days to tw... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Infection: Swelling and pain on one side of the face is an indication of an infection. Untreated it could become life threatening. Call you dentist ASAP.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
It depends: If the concern is about the toxicity of amalgam, there is no scientific basis to support the hype about release of mercury from the alloy into the bod... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Call the office: an elevated body temperature might occur during the first day or two. Be sure to have him drink plenty of fluids and get out of bed to walk around two... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Gingivitis means swollen gums that bleed by brushing. Periodontitis is more advanced gum disease and there is bone loss associated with it. Loss of bo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Carefully: dental wax is used around the brackets during orthodontic treatment so the sharp edges do not scrape against the lips or cheeks. A small amount could ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Generally any pain with extraction is when patient delays the treatment until there is full blown infection. In these cases local anesthesia fails to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
It depends: Generally the type of bacterial population causing a dental infection changes as the infection lingers on and/or body defenses are activated. Thus, th... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Mouthwash: You do not want to use any mouthwashes that have alcohol in them. Most Listerine products have 23-25% alcohol ( equivalent to a 50 proof drink). The n... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
3 main ingredients: Lucitone 199 is manufactured by Dentsply International and is a powder/ liquid compound. Its ingredients are Dibenzoyl peroxide, Titanium Dioxide and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Cost and time: The only negatives against veneers versus other cosmetic procedures like bondings are that they are more expensive and take longer to do and are more ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Any procedure to give you an attractive smile is considered cosmetic dentistry. This could include teeth whitening, direct or indirect veneers and/or ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No.: The treatment for dry socket is for your dentist to rinse the socket with saline or antiseptic solution to dislodge any debris left in there and then... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Dental surgery is any procedure that artificially modifies the dentition. The dentist in US are either DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Consult: white lesions on the gum could be anything from recurrent herpetic lesions to candidaisis (yeast infection) to just plaque on the gums. Have your dent... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Missing teeth: There are two types of dentures: Full denture to replace all the missing teeth or partial denture to replace a few missing teeth. Basically full dentu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Dental veneers are just like any other dental procedure. Local anesthetic might be needed to do them.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Direct vs indirect: Direct veneers or bondings are composite laminates. The indirect veneers are porcelain veneers requiring more than one appointment. Different material... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Irritated nerves: The most common reason for pain after injection of a filler like Radiesse (dermal fillers) is bruising or hematoma in the are of injection. This shoul... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Cosmetic dentistry can change the appearance of the teeth and smile
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Stain at margins: veneers fail at their margin like any other restoration in the mouth. In other word they can get cavities underneath them. The cavity appears as dark ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Normal reaction: When cold, Anxious or in pain brain sends a message to the muscles to twitch. It is normal reaction when stimulus is there. If chattering happens when... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Have them evaluated: If sufficient room is present and no obstacles block these teeth, wisdom teeth may erupt into a straight, working formation. . Even wisdom teeth that ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Wisdom tooth?: The only "teething" that happens in adults are the wisdom teeth, or third molars they are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They co... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Many causes: Bleeding gums could be due to a number of issues. The main cause is generally accumulation of plaque causing gingivitis. But more advanced gum disease... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: abstain from alcohol for at least 24 hours after extraction. This will allow the body to heal and the area of extraction from irritation. Also if you ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Ignore: There are two ways to get straight teeth, either orthodontics the other is cosmetic dentistry.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Special training: There are special training available through cosmetic societies like American Society of Dental Aesthetics or American Academy of Facial Aesthetics
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: With every dental procedure there is less than 6% chance the nerve might act up. Veneers being more conservative that chance is less.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Veneers can easily and conservatively change the shape, position and color of teeth. A dental mock up can show the possibilities.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Veneers can change shape, color or position of the teeth conservatively
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Causes of pain: There are a number of reasons one tooth might be symptomatic. It can vary from decay, abscessed tooth, high occlusion related to that tooth. Or it can... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Not Saliva: Body fluids such as saliva, sweat or tears can not transmit HIV virus. The route of transmission is if you have an open wound which comes into contact... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
See your dentist: Pain and aches around the posterior teeth could originate from the nerve of the back tooth. Soreness of the joint and the muscles (TMJ) and/or sinus p... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
It depends: Like many health related procedures there are complications associated with any dental procedure. But an expert can prevent many and have a solution i... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Number of causes: Salty taste in the mouth could be due to a number of issues:Dehydration, side effect of some medications, salivary gland diseases like Sjorgen, Saliva... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
A lot: Caps is the same thing as a crown. The tooth is reduced and a full covering is placed, Veneers by definition are the facings placed on the outside of ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Check back: The amount of swelling after wisdom teeth extraction depends on how extensive or complicated the surgery was. Sutures are placed to help with healing ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Teeth move and supererupt when there are no opposing teeth prevent them from doing so.
A member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
None, get one now: A denture that fits well does not need any denture adhesives to keep it in. One big concern with the use of adhesives are the zinc containing adhesive... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Depends: If the only reason any dental work is done is cosmetic and not because it is failing due to break down or decay insurance companies consider it a cosm... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Dental cleaning consists of removing stain and calculus or tartar above the gum line. It there is a need to do deeper cleaning due to localized or gen... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Dehydrate/rehydrate: Enamel or other layer of teeth is made of the rods. when air replaces the water among the rods it changes the refractory index of the rods. This makes... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Many possiblities: Depending on how long the bump has been there and /or pain is associated with it. A purple bump under the tongue could have different causes from infe... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Medical attention: Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder may include: Pain and ache in the jaw Facial pain Locking of the jaw in open or closed position Ache around the ear... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Stain or Decay: Brown spots on the teeth are either stains or decayed area. Stains can be polished away of whitened. Decayed area can be taken care of either by placi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
No: Vigorous rinsing after extraction could remove the clot from the extraction site and cause bleeding. So no rinsing is recommended immediately after ex... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry 36 years experience
Not helpful: According to American Dental Association based on the lack of currently available evidence, oil pulling is not recommended as a supplementary oral hyg... Read More

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May 22, 2015
Great Dentist. Precise responses.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! 2 implants bottom left to be started within a few weeks with periodontist after composite resin for a few dark triangles by general dds. Perio says ok
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This was very helpful. Thanks! No dentist I ever visited ever told me that there would be eating for 10 months on the other side of my mouth! Now, this changes things a lot. Abort.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Exactly answers my #. It is asked since I am in the middle of the 2 dentist team. I should not be but I am. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Dentistry, WA
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

patients choice award of 2012,
Who's Who National Registry
ASDA memebership award

Affiliations

ADA, AGD, AACD, ASDA
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