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Regular Extractions

Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons: extensive decay, advanced periodontal (“gum”) disease, infection, or trauma.  In most cases we can evaluate and treat you at the same visit provided we can use local anesthetic.  Patients can usually tolerate single tooth extractions easily using local anesthesia alone or local anesthesia combined with nitrous oxide (laughing...
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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth here between the ages of 17 and 25. Typically there is not enough room for these molars to erupt fully or even at all. They may become impacted when there is a lack of space in the dental arch and growth and eruption are prevented by overlying gum, bone or another tooth. A tooth may be partially impacted, which means a portion of it has...
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Staff

Laurie-Office Manager Laurie has worked for Dr. Tiernan for 21 years. She is a California Registered Dental Assistant with x-ray and CPR yogaplazasul.com. She has achieved additional certification as an Oral Surgery Assistant with Advanced Cardiac Life Support training, and DAANCE certification.         Jennifer Perhach-Receptionist Jennifer is originally from the Santa Cruz...
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Dr. Tiernan

Dr. Tiernan earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree at Saint Mary’s College. He went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Sciences degree at University of the Pacific, San Francisco. He then completed his oral surgery residency at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California. Dr. Tiernan opened his private practice in September 1991. Dr. Tiernan is board certified with the American Board of...
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