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Gum and Bone Therapy

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is considered to be a primary cause of tooth loss in adults. While this kind of condition causes harm to your gums, there are instances that your bones may be damaged as well and require oral surgery.

Gum diseases can range from mild to severe, from simple swelling of the gums to life-threatening conditions such as stroke and diabetes. Chronic gum diseases can also lead to loss of tissue (gums) and bones if not treated immediately.

Gum diseases should not be taken lightly and there are some ways to treat and even prevent them. We strongly advise our patients here at Napa Valley Dental Group to go for dental checkups regularly so we can catch and address any developing dental problem as early as possible.

The gum pockets around the teeth will be cleaned thoroughly to prevent damage to the surrounding tissues and bone brought about by bacteria. Here are some of the therapies done to prevent gum and bone damage or tooth loss:

  • Scaling. This process involves removing plaque and tartar from the tooth surface and beneath the gums. This will prevent bacteria from growing on your gums surface that may further develop into an infection.
  • Root planing. Root planing smoothens the root surface, encouraging better hold between your teeth and gums. Like scaling, it also prevents gum disease and promotes better oral health.
  • Medications. If scaling and root planing is not enough to kill off the infection in your gums, your dentist might prescribe your with oral antibiotics or oral rinses to eliminate infection-causing bacteria.
  • Flap Surgery. Dental surgery might be necessary if infection persists after non-surgical treatments. This process involves removing of tartar deposits in deep pockets and reducing the gum pockets so it can be easier for the patient and dentist to keep the area clean.
  • Bone and Tissue Grafts. Grafting is a way to replace or encourage new growth of gum tissues or bones lost to gum disease. This surgical procedure can reverse the damage by regenerating gums and bones.

If you have questions regarding these treatments or if you think you can benefit from any one of these procedures, please feel free to contact us online or call us at (707) 257-2400. 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

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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.

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