Oral Surgery and Wisdom Teeth Removal

Along with teeth cleaning and cosmetic dentistry, we can help improve the overall health and feeling in your mouth with dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and other oral surgery procedures.

Technology and Comfort at our La Mesa Dental Office

At A Shop for Smiles in La Mesa, we have the technology and the experience to take care of all of your oral surgery needs. Our oral surgeon provides state-of-the-art surgeries to those in the La Mesa, El Cajon, and Santee areas.

When you come into our office for dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, or other oral surgeries, we will do everything we can to make you as comfortable as possible. To that end, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options.

For some oral surgeries, an anesthetic may be available. Because we have you in mind, our team offers compassionate oral surgery services in a warm, inviting environment.

Socket Grafts for Dental Implants

The socket refers to the area of bone where teeth are rooted. Conditions such as periodontal disease can lead to bone loss or damage to the area. This damage can keep you from being eligible for a dental implant.

Socket grafting can fix and rebuild the bone in the socket. This will help strengthen the area for a dental implant. After we have performed the socket graft, we will give you time to heal before we place the dental implant. This healing is crucial to ensure that the implant will take.

Surgical Extractions

Having a healthy mouth can mean you’ll have better overall health. We can remove teeth that have been broken or damaged by decay before the problem affects your health.

With x-rays and proper examination, we can determine the severity of the damage and whether to remove certain teeth. Dr. Hagstrom performs skillful surgical tooth extractions for those in the La Mesa, California area.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your wisdom teeth are your very back set of molars, and they generally come in between the ages of 17 and 25. In many cases when these teeth come in, they can become impacted, causing damage to your other teeth and severe tooth pain. Wisdom teeth removal is performed to correct problems that currently exist as well as to prevent future issues.

Your dentist, Dr. Hagstrom, can confirm whether you need to have wisdom teeth extracted. He will be able to see the impacted wisdom teeth with the aid of x-rays and examination. However, you can avoid the pain of impacted teeth altogether by having your wisdom teeth removed before they erupt.

Call Today!

To find out more about our oral surgeries for patients in the El Cajon, La Mesa, and Santee areas, call us at our office. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and to schedule a consultation.