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Teeth Extractions

If our teeth are not adequately taken care of, they will likely become damaged and eventually decay. Typically, a decaying tooth can be treated with a filling, crown or other dental treatment. In severe cases, a broken tooth that is already beyond repair must need to be removed with oral surgery. If you have a severely decayed or damage tooth, our specialists at Napa Valley Dental Group may recommend teeth extractions.

  • Aside from a decayed tooth, listed below are the other reasons why you may need a tooth extraction:
  • Loose teeth that can no longer be saved even with a bone graft
  • A full mouth where teeth may be removed to pave way for orthodontics such as putting on braces to properly align the teeth
  • Extra teeth that may block the growth of new teeth
  • In more complex cases, teeth may need to be extracted from people who just went through radiation or an organ transplant to avoid possible risks of infection
  • Growth of wisdom teeth that are impacted or are affecting the alignment of neighboring teeth

Two Types of Tooth Extraction

The first is a simple tooth extraction, a procedure that requires the removal of a tooth that has erupted fully. The tooth is first loosened and then extracted with the use of forceps.

The second type is a surgical extraction which is a more complicated dental procedure. This is typically performed if the tooth has not erupted out of the gum line or it has come off at the gum line. The dentist or oral surgeon performs an incision on the gum tissue to quickly pull the broken tooth out.

What to Do After an Extraction

Although considered a simple surgical operation, a tooth extraction is not to be left unattended. You need to follow it up with proper care to quickly alleviate the pain. Anti-inflammatory painkillers help ease the pain and discomfort, especially if you underwent surgical tooth extraction. To minimize swelling, you can apply an ice pack on your face near the site of the extraction. Bleeding is but a normal thing usually within 24 hours after the extraction. To control it, rinse your mouth with salt water as it also cleans the wound.

Do not take for granted any discomfort you feel in your mouth, especially if it has been a while since you last visited a dentist. If you think your tooth may require extraction, contact our office online or call us at (707) 257-2400 to schedule an appointment. We are located on Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94559.

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Napa Valley Dental Group
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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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