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Oral Surgery and Dental Services for La Mesa and Surrounding Areas.

The dental team at A Shop for Smiles – Richard J Hagstrom DDS is here to help people from the El Cajon area look their best with bright, white smiles and perfectly straight teeth. Whether you are looking for Invisalign clear braces, oral surgery such as root canals and dental implants, or simpler dental services, such as teeth cleanings and teeth whitening treatments, we invite you to call us for an appointment.

Our Dental Services:

Invisalign Clear Braces

People from all over the El Cajon area have trusted A Shop for Smiles – Richard J Hagstrom DDS with their teeth. Many patients need straightened teeth, but don’t want the hassle or unsightliness of traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear braces are a great alternative to those traditional wires and elastic bands. Our staff will create customized trays for each patient. These are nearly invisible, and can be removed for eating, cleaning, drinking, or photos. Each Invisalign tray will be adjusted intermittently during the course of treatment until teeth are straight.

Invisalign for Adolescents

Recently, we have seen an increase in the number of teen patients from the El Cajon area. For teens, Invisalign can mean the difference between years of awkwardness and comfortably learning to fit in. During this important developmental period, it’s important for teens to learn social skills like speaking clearly, smiling comfortably, and having good table manners. With Invisalign clear braces, which can be removed when needed, all this becomes much easier. When treatment is complete, your teen will have a healthy, straight smile they can be proud of but won’t have the memories of pain and embarrassment associated with traditional braces.

Oral Surgery

In addition to needing braces, many teens and adults in the El Cajon area need an oral surgeon to get their teeth and jaws in perfect condition. Whether you have impacted teeth, need wisdom teeth removal, or have experienced a facial injury, the dental team at A Shop for Smiles – Richard J Hagstrom DDS is here to help with oral surgery. We also perform CEREC Same Day Crown replacement surgery, dental implants, dental bridges and a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Sedation Dentistry

Many people avoid seeing the dentist due to fear and anxiety – they don’t want to suffer through the pain of drilling and may even be wary of the scraping and suction that come with regular cleanings. At A Shop for Smiles – Richard J Hagstrom DDS, we offer El Cajon-area patients a path to peace of mind. We offer two kinds of sedation dentistry – oral and gas. With oral sedation, you remain awake but won’t have to deal with pain. In fact, you might find that your fears are undetectable during the procedure and you might not even remember it afterward. With nitrous oxide, you won’t be conscious but, once the flow of gas is stopped, you’ll regain awareness and mobility very quickly.

Call Today

We are delighted to treat El Cajon-area patients at A Shop for Smiles – Richard J Hagstrom DDS, and encourage you to call us right away so we can set up an appointment. We treat patients of all ages with everything from learning to clean baby teeth to braces, dental crowns and implants. Our friendly staff is prepared to answer all your questions and will help you determine which services and dental treatments are right for you. You can contact us online or give us a call at 619.465.5252 to schedule an appointment.

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for new patient appointment, includes full mouth x-rays, digital photos, oral cancer screening and comprehensive exam. Contact Us Today For Details


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