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Holistic Approach

Beyond the procedure: embracing a comprehensive stance on extractions

Tooth extractions, while sometimes necessary, are just one part of our commitment to your oral health. At Hillside Dental Care, we believe in a holistic approach. This means addressing the root cause of the issue, discussing preventive measures for the future, and guiding you on the post-extraction journey – from immediate aftercare to potential tooth replacement options. Our goal is to ensure you don’t just leave with a gap but with a game plan for continued oral wellness.


Tooth's Final Chapter

Navigating the need for tooth extractions: balancing oral health, functionality, and comfort with expertise and care

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Severe Decay:

Sometimes, a tooth might be so extensively decayed that it's beyond saving with fillings or root canal treatments. In such cases, leaving the tooth can be detrimental to the surrounding teeth and overall oral health.

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Impacted Tooth:

An impacted tooth, often seen with wisdom teeth, is one that hasn’t fully emerged from the gum. This can lead to pain, swelling, and potential infection, making extraction a prudent choice.

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Orthodontic Concerns:

For patients undergoing orthodontic treatments, extractions might be required to create space or achieve the desired alignment. Such decisions are made keeping the final aesthetic and functional outcome in mind.

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Discover Possibilities

The beauty of modern dentistry lies in its vast array of possibilities. Whether tooth extraction is a definite decision or just a consideration, understanding all your options is pivotal. Schedule a consultation today, where each query is untangled, each possibility explored, and where together, we script the best route for your dental future.

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Patient Comfort

Elevating the standard: setting new benchmarks in patient experience

We recognize that the word ‘extraction’ can be daunting. Hence, we've tirelessly worked to redefine the experience. Through a combination of gentle techniques, sedation options, and a team that's trained to cater to even the most anxious patients, your comfort is guaranteed. Hillside Dental Care is here to shift your perception, turning what might be feared into a process that's smooth, understood, and supportive.


Our Services

Unparalleled expertise in comprehensive dental care tailored to every unique smile

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Gum Disease

Healthy gums are the bedrock of a radiant smile. From early signs to advanced stages, our treatments effectively tackle gum disease. Dive deep into our solutions and restore the foundation of your oral health.
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Root Canal

A damaged or infected tooth isn’t the end; it’s the beginning of its restoration journey. Our root canal treatments save teeth while alleviating pain. At Hillside Dental Care, you can trust in our precision and gentle touch.
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Dental issues don't keep business hours. Whether it's a sudden toothache, broken tooth, or any urgent concern, we prioritize your immediate needs. Hillside Dental Care is your beacon during dental emergencies, ensuring prompt, compassionate care.
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Providing clarity on common queries!

  • With modern techniques and anesthetics, the actual procedure is virtually painless. Any discomfort post-extraction is manageable with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers.

  • While initial recovery can take a few days, it's essential to follow post-extraction care guidelines to ensure complete healing, which can range from two weeks to a month, depending on the complexity of the extraction.

  • It often depends on the reason for extraction and its location. Options like implants, bridges, or dentures can be explored to restore functionality and aesthetics.

  • It's recommended to stick to soft foods and avoid hot or spicy items for a few days post-extraction. You should also refrain from using a straw to prevent disturbing the healing site.




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Patient Stories

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Two Decades, Unwavering Trust

My wife and I have been with Hillside Dental for nearly 20 years. From dental cleaning to root canals and almost all dental needs. Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are highly skilled, knowledgeable and very focused on their patients. We are moving to California soon but I would be tempted to come back for our dental needs.
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Exceptional Emergency Care

I had a really bad tooth emergency over this past weekend. Since it was a Sunday, the office was closed. I texted the Dr.'s emergency line, and he came into the office with an assistant ready to go and relieve my pain. I can't tell you enough what a relief it was to get this taken care of. I'll always recommend Dr. Rosenberg and his staff.
Kyra R.

Exceptional Experience

I have nothing but the best to say about Hillside Dental Care. The dentist was very kind and polite. I had not been to a dentist in over 15 years and was very nervous, but the dentist and staff made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend going to this office; they are amazing!
Ann R.

The Best Care

I have been going to John Rosenberg since I moved here in 1987. He has been the best dentist I have ever had—no pain! Only the best care I could ask for anytime and every time I needed him. The whole team at this office are Professional, Courteous, Friendly, couldn't ask for more! I recommend them most highly.
Cathy S.

20 Years of Great Service

I have been going to this dentist for about 20 years. They have been great with my dental needs as well as my children's. Very patient with the kids. I love this office. Dr. Rosenberg is great, and Ruby is so helpful. My dental hygienist made my teeth feel like new!
James S.

First-Class Dental Care

I have had cleanings, fillings, and crowns done by this dentist. All of the work was first class. The staff and Dr. Rosenberg were personable and professional. They were very attentive to my comfort and care. I would recommend them to anyone.
Nicole S.

Comfortable Dental Work

I had 3 teeth removed recently, and I was very nervous as I've never had adult teeth pulled before. The entire staff is super friendly and nice and eased my fears about being at the dentist for the first time in 15 years. Dr. Rosenberg is very knowledgeable with a gentle touch and great bedside manner. I will recommend this office to anyone needing dental work!
Nick K.

20 Years of First-Class Care

Been getting first-class care for over 20 years. I've recommended them to friends and family, and we all agree they make the experience comfortable, and you leave with confidence that you just received excellent care.
Ramon A.

Gentle and Caring Treatment

This is the best dental experience I have had in my LIFE. I had a lot of dental work done as a little boy, including a headgear, extractions, fillings, and braces. As a result, I am traumatized. However, the staff was extremely gentle and aware of my dental office anxiety. THANK YOU to the entire staff for taking such good care of me! I highly recommend!
Megan J.

Compassionate Care

I walked into this dental office with an extreme fear of dentists. The staff is always pleasant, kind, and does everything in their power to help me be comfortable EVERY TIME. Extensive variety of services performed in office. Easily made emergency appointment. Would highly recommend to anyone looking.


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