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Dentistry in Santee, California

Thank you for visiting A Shop for Smiles and the offices of Dr. Hagstrom. We are welcoming new patients from the Santee, California, area for a variety of dental services, ranging from regular cleanings and exams to oral surgery, clear braces and everything in between. We believe everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful smile, and our team is dedicated to making that happen for every patient. We will make you comfortable when you arrive in our warm, welcoming offices, and are happy to explain every procedure at every step of the way. Read below to learn more about some of the meaningful dental services available to Santee-area patients.

Sedation Dentistry

Being afraid of the dentist, or even a little anxious about your dental treatments, shouldn’t be a reason for anyone to avoid getting the care they need. We specialize in oral sedation dentistry, during which we let patients swallow a pill before their procedure that calms them down and makes them feel relaxed, though they remain conscious. Afterward, some patients don’t even remember their procedures and leave feeling relaxed and with minimal tooth and gum irritation. Ask our office staff about your oral sedation dentistry options when you call to set up an appointment.

Invisalign Braces

The days of having to wear bulky metal braces to achieve straight, perfectly aligned teeth are past. Now, you can choose Invisalign clear braces. Beyond letting your treatments be discrete, Invisalign braces are easy to use. You can remove them to eat, brush and floss, and average treatments last only about 9 to 16 months.

Oral Surgery

Our Santee-area patients can require oral surgery for a variety of reasons, and A Shop for Smiles has the skill and experience you need for a comfortable treatment that can get you back to great oral health in no time. Some of our most common procedures include socket grafts for implants, surgical extractions and wisdom teeth extractions.

Root Canals

Root canals can be necessary in cases where a tooth has become severely infected or deteriorated to a point that it is impacting adjacent teeth. Our root canals mean that you don’t have to lose the tooth, but can have it repaired by removing decayed pulp and then adding a crown and filling or sealants to protect the tooth from further cavities and infection. You can choose to be sedated throughout the procedure, and our advanced technology and techniques mean the procedure is shorter and less painful than ever.

CEREC Crown Replacement

We now offer same-day CEREC crown replacement, so you can have your procedure completed in just one visit rather than at least two appointments, which previous crown replacement technology required. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it allows us to take a photograph of your tooth and create a beautiful custom crown to fit your mouth perfectly.

Dental Implants

If you’re missing teeth, we offer dental implants that attach directly to your upper or lower jawbone for tooth replacement that is unparalleled in how natural it feels and in terms of long-term effectiveness. Our dental implants procedure results in perfect replacement teeth. We invite you to call and ask about our many satisfied dental implants patients in the Santee, California, area.

We invite you to call our offices to get all your questions answered and set up an appointment. We can help you work with your dental insurer or set up payment plans and financing so you can start getting the care you need right away.


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Richard J Hagstrom, DDS
8923 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: (619) 465-5252
Fax: (619) 462-8222