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Root Canal

A root canal is one of the few general dentistry treatment options to save your tooth or teeth from irreversible damage. The term “root canal” is used to refer to the natural cavity inside the center of the tooth, where the tooth nerves can be found.

Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged part of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it to avoid future infections. This treatment has been proven effective to save damaged or decayed teeth that can cause more serious problems in the future if not addressed immediately. If you suspect you have an infection in the root of one of your teeth due to pain, Napa Valley Dental Group may recommend root canal therapy.

The Procedure

The entire procedure will normally require one to two dental visits.

  • During your first visit, your dentist will take some X-rays of your mouth to have a clearer vision of what is inside your tooth. This will also show signs of infection on the surrounding tissues and bones.
  • Once the infection is determined, the actual procedure begins. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the tooth and surrounding area. The dentist will then drill an access hole on the damaged tooth to remove all the damaged part, leaving only the healthy part of your tooth.
  • After removal of bacteria, the dentist will clean the rest of your tooth and make sure there is no remaining debris. Finally, the tooth will be filled and sealed by using a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.
  • Then your dentist will restore your tooth by using a dental crown or filling. This will reinstate your tooth to its natural health and function.
  • Sometimes, a root canal retreatment may be necessary. This usually happens if the bacterial infection recurs or is not completely eliminated.

While many believe a root canal can be painful, it can be a comfortable procedure with the right dentist and staff. We have properly trained and professional staff who will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire procedure. Moreover, the benefits you can get from this treatment far outweigh any drawbacks or risks.

If you suspect you have an infected tooth root, please contact us online or call our office at (707) 257-2400 so we can check if you may need root canal therapy. Our office is located at 2119 Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559.

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Excellent care and wonderful front of house staff which makes such a difference. 5 stars! We were very happy with the dental work out son received in a caring and warm atmosphere.


I’ve never experienced a friendlier, more organized, more effecient group of professionals in ANY medically focused office of any sort. If your appointment is at 10:00, expect to be called in no later than 10:01..

Steve D.

The price was right the staff was above and beyond. I also had a beautiful doctor Kumar taking care of me do it was s very pleasant experience. She did the tooth extraction flawlessly and I’m a big man with big teeth. I had read reviews before I chose this dentist and the 5 stars in my opinion aren’t enough. They have a repeat customer and after a couple of disappointments it’s nice to be able to say that. Thank you Yuvika and staff.

Brett D.

I have the good fortune of having Dr. Bhullar as my dentist in Napa, Ca. He has taken care of my entire family, even putting my daughter through braces. He has done Root canals and Crowns, fixed broken teeth, you name it. We trust his work and his advice completely, and all his work has been outstanding. Dr. Bhullar takes time to explain all the procedures. He explains all the pros and cons of the treatment so that I can make an independent judgment.His staff is also extremely helpful! From the moment, you walk in the door, you sense this is no ordinary dental office (Thank You Laura) for your patience and help in explaining everything. You guys are the BEST!

M B.

Honestly I’ve always been extremely skeptical of dental appointments and have had a few bad experiences, but I could not be more relieved when leaving my appointment today. I definitely felt “”taken care of”” by the quality of care I received as well as their extension of help in multiple aspects of what I needed.Very pleased and again, relieved

Haley g.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Napa Valley Dental Group. The whole staff is absolutely friendly, accommodating, and truly genuine. Dr. Bhullar is detailed and gentle, his skills are second to none. I will be recommending all friends and family from now on.

Brian P.

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