Restoring your smile for better health and fit
At Riar Dental Arts we’ll do everything we can to help protect your teeth and keep them healthy. But if the time comes where a tooth or teeth have to be removed, we can help you to make the process feel gentle and heal smoothly. Whether it’s time to have one or more wisdom teeth removed or a decayed or damaged tooth cannot be saved, our team at Riar Dental Arts is glad to be your local restorative dentist. We act on conservative dental principles so you will never lose a valuable tooth unless it is the only option to restore your mouth to its proper health and function. After tooth extraction or tooth replacement with us your smile may look, feel and function healthier with a better cosmetic appearance.
Wisdom Teeth and You
Restoring your bite and healthy smile
When your bite is affected so is the way you are able to bite, chew, and even speak. When wisdom teeth are allowed to grow they may have negative effects on your appearance and dental health: adjacent teeth may move or shift and your bite can change. Sometimes, wisdom teeth that are impacted (under the surface) or that grow sideways or irregularly will put stress and pain on the jawbone, nerves, and adjacent teeth. Removing obstructive wisdom teeth may be the only way to preserve the alignment of your teeth and protect the way you eat and speak.
Simple Steps Towards a Better Smile
Nitrous (laughing gas) sedation is commonly used for patients who wish to feel calm and relaxed through the tooth extraction process. If the tooth or teeth are impacted below the gum line an incision in the gum is made to carefully remove the tooth in pieces. After tooth extraction you may be prescribed pain medication to aid in recovery. Sleeping on multiple pillows to elevate the treatment site as well as applying icepacks to the cheeks can help reduce swelling and improve a faster recovery time.
Recovering from Tooth Extraction
Care at Home
For the first few days after a tooth extraction your dentist will recommend that you rest or resume your regular activities with caution. Smoking, or rinsing your mouth vigorously are not advised as they will damage the healing process. Your dentist will encourage that you eating soft foods over difficult-to-eat alternatives, clean your teeth gently while avoiding the extraction site, and take prescribed medications specifically designed to alleviate pain and help in your healing process. You can also prop your head up with pillows at night to control the blood flow from your gums, and apply ice to reduce any swelling. As always, we welcome you to call us immediately if you have any questions about your dental extraction.
Dr. Riar is by far the best dentist I've ever had.
He is extremely personable, explains treatments and options thoroughly and is extremely skilled. His office staff are also personable and competent in their jobs. Love the updated office.
The best dental service that I ever received.
From the front desk, the dental assistant and Dr Riar, everyone was exceptional kind and professional.
Dr. Riar's office was the best in the SF bay before relocating to Bakersfield.
Dr. Riar was extremely professional and provided an excellent quality to his services. Very friendly and even had a sense of humor! I highly recommend him!
Dr. Riar has won me over!
His kindness and professional staff make me feel comfortable that changing dental offices after over 35 years was a good decision.
My favorite dentist ever!
Professional & extremely friendly! A+++ welcoming staff! Newest technology! Prompt service! And ORTHODONTICS TOO! I LOVE GOING TO Dr. Riar's office!
I've never had an experience like that at a dentist!
I was greeted very warmly by the staff, and sat down in what felt like a starship. There was so much tech! Dr. Riar walked me through everything using digital x-rays.
Thank you for great 6 week visits Dr. Riar!
My daughter started her ortho with Dr. Riar in Jan. 2016 an I've seen so much progress within that time the staff is great.
I feel very lucky to have him as my dentist.
Riar and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Riar takes a personal interest in his patients, explains all your options.
I will definitely go back.
Very nice staff looks out for your best doctor very friendly knowledgeable and will try to help any way can instead of just giving you one option gives you more then one.
Dr. Riar has taken this practice to the next level.
I liked the previous dentist but I love Dr Riar. He takes the time to explain everything so thoroughly & is so down to earth & personal. I will not ever leave this practice.
Dr. Riar, you have earned the place as OUR family dentist.
Dr. Riar took the time to sit down with me to let me know what to expect during my procedure. The whole staff made me feel as if I was very important to them!
Our Bakersfield Dentist Uses
Fiber Optic Handpieces
Improving Treatments Using Light
At Riar Dental, we put our efforts into making not just your smile but our technology shine brightly, too. Our fiber optic handpieces shine light directly on the areas receiving treatment so you can experience highly accurate treatment that results in more effective care. Our fiber optic handpieces are specially designed to easily attach to dental tools and improve visibility during clinical treatment by providing precise, undistorted light. You’ll feel more comfortable with your procedure knowing your dentist is using advanced light technology to enhance your level of care.
Is Dental Anxiety
Keeping You Away?
Our painless sedation options help you relax through any appointment.
Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, is a safe and effective treatment method that has been used by millions of patients over the years to reduce dental anxiety and create deep relaxation throughout any procedure. If you have fears about going to the dentist, have trouble sitting still during treatments, or have sensitive teeth or reflexes, sedation dentistry has become a favorite method for some patients to feel wholly relaxed while getting the care they need. If you are curious about how sedation dentistry help you feel safe and calm during treatment, read more about our sedation services by clicking below.
A Promise From
“As a Bakersfield native, I consider it a great privilege to be able to come home and care for the oral health of all my friends, family and neighbors. Growing up in a tight-knit community like Bakersfield has taught me the importance of quality care and a friendly demeanor. I work diligently to make sure that I uphold the values and ethics instilled in me by all my teachers from Sing Lum Elementary, Lakeside Middle, and Stockdale High School to provide dentistry that is gentle and builds pleasant long-lasting relationships."
Dr. Tanveer Riar
Dr. Tanveer Riar