Comfortable Treatment for Damaged or Decayed Teeth
Even though adult teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, conditions like damage, disease, and decay can occur. It is not uncommon for a tooth to be removed at some point. If left untreated, the health of the surrounding teeth and gums can become compromised. Even healthy teeth, such as wisdom teeth, are extracted to improve oral health and protect the other teeth.
Whether you or your child require a single tooth or multiple teeth to be extracted, please contact Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Sonoma or Napa, CA. Dr. Tyler Boynton and Dr. Alexander McMahon are highly skilled in tooth extractions, tooth replacements, and the safe administration of anesthesia. We will examine your oral health, explain treatment options, and walk you through every step of your oral surgery journey.
Why Extract a Tooth?
Despite our efforts, a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed may be beyond the point of saving. When this happens, our oral surgeons safely and quickly extract it in the comfort of our office. By having a problematic tooth extracted, you prevent the issue from damaging your other teeth and oral structures. Sometimes healthy teeth are extracted in cases of dental overcrowding or as part of orthodontic treatment.
There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted:
- Severe decay, infection, or periodontal (gum) disease
- Dental crowding
- Alignment issues
- Prevention of oral health issues
- Broken teeth
- Root canal failure
- Orthodontic treatment
The Process of Having a Tooth Extracted
In some cases, we can extract a tooth the same day as the consultation. At this visit, we may take 3D scans of your mouth to detect any additional health concerns. Prior to extraction, we will help you select the right type of anesthesia for your comfort. Most tooth extractions are performed using local anesthesia, which numbs only the surgical area.
When having a tooth extracted, we will make sure you are comfortable after the anesthesia has taken effect. Your oral surgeon will extract the tooth using forceps, possibly using a tool called an elevator to help raise the tooth. Dissolvable sutures are placed as needed, and you are able to drive yourself home following the extraction.
There are several options available, such as dental implants, to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.
Tooth Replacement Options
Teeth that are extracted should be replaced to balance facial aesthetics and restore oral function. Your oral surgeon will discuss your options for tooth replacement during the consultation. At Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we specialize in dental implant-based tooth restorations to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, and even an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. Your oral surgeon will help you choose the right type of tooth restoration for your oral health, smile goals, and financial situation.
- Long-term results
- Able to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, and even an entire dental arch
- Looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth
- Can eat the foods you love without worry of slipping or falling out
- Prevents bone loss
Made of medical-grade titanium, a dental implant post is surgically placed into the jaw bone by an oral surgeon. Over time, the post fuses with the bone for a secure foundation and acts as a natural tooth’s root to prevent bone loss and keep the prosthesis in place.
- Replaces an entire upper or lower arch of teeth in one surgical visit
- Dental implant foundation provides a long-term solution
- Eat the foods you love without worry of prosthesis slipping or falling out
- Prevents bone loss
Full-arch restoration is a dental implant-based tooth replacement solution for patients with severe tooth loss. Resting on as few as four dental implant posts, a full-arch restoration can restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. The results are long-lasting, durable, and natural-looking.
Traditional Dental Bridges
- Semi-permanent option that needs to be replaced every 5–15 years
- Existing teeth support a natural-looking prosthesis
- Restores some functionality and biting/chewing force
- Can be fixed (non-removable) or removable
Dental bridges work by bridging the space between two teeth where one or more teeth in between are missing. Dental crowns adhere to the existing teeth for a natural-looking appearance. However, some teeth may need to be ground down to ensure a proper fit. Unlike dental implants, bridges do not offer protection against bone loss. They are not as strong as dental implants and will need to be replaced due to wear and tear.
Traditional Dentures (Full or Partial)
- Semi-permanent option that needs to be replaced or refitted every 4–6 years
- Can replace a full arch or partial arch
- Cosmetically restores smile
Dentures sit on top of the bony ridge in the mouth and can restore the appearance of multiple missing teeth. They do not fuse to the jaw bone and prevent jaw bone loss, nor do they restore oral function. Dentures are often cheaper upfront but can cost more money in the long run due to replacements, adjustments, or damage to the prosthesis.
Hear From Tooth Extraction Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing tooth extraction at our office.
Reviews From Our Tooth Extraction Patients
Paul Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hi, I'm Paul. I have lived in Sonoma for about 20 years. I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery for one implant and an extraction, and now I am waiting on another implant. Recovery was smooth, and I had very little discomfort, either during the surgery or after. I would say the team here at Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery is very proficient. Dr. Boynton is always very calm during procedures and very cheerful. I'd have to give Dr. Boynton five stars. He knows what he's doing."
Joe Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"My name is Joe, I live in Sonoma. I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery for a bone graft, implant, and an extraction. Dr. Boynton made me feel very comfortable. He’s a consummate professional. He explained the entire procedure, both before and during the process. Dr. Boynton’s staff is very efficient. Everybody has a role. They play it extremely well from the time you walk into the office until you’re finished. I had a great experience here, and I would come back again if the circumstances called for it, absolutely. I would recommend Dr. Boynton to anyone and have done so in the past."
Nancy Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hello, my name is Nancy, and I live here in Sonoma, and I came to Dr. Boynton here at Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery for an extraction, a sinus lift, and two implants. When I got here, Dr. Boynton made me feel completely comfortable and walked me through the entire procedure. Dr. Boynton is amazing. He is so calming and reassuring and made me feel very much at ease. The staff is amazing. They welcome you in the door and make you feel comfortable from the moment you are here until the moment you leave. My recovery was unbelievable. It was just so easy. I actually received a call from Dr. Boynton later that afternoon, and he checked in on me, and I was doing great. I had no problems. On a scale of one to five, I would give Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery five stars."
Jason Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"My name is Jason. I live in Sonoma and came to Dr. Boynton for an extraction and a bone graft. Dr. Boynton is an impressive man when you first meet him. He was extremely thoughtful about my concerns. He listened to me carefully and made me feel very, very comfortable. Dr. Boynton has a wonderful team. The staff was really caring. My procedure was far easier than I had ever thought it would be. My recovery was much faster than I had expected. I would certainly recommend Dr. Boynton to any of my friends or associates without any hesitation at all. I'm certain that they would come here and be very happy with the outcomes."
Rachel Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hello, my name is Rachel from Sonoma, and I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery for an extraction. So, I was really nervous for my extraction, but the staff and Dr. Boynton made me feel comfortable and at ease. My recovery time was short and speedy. I was able to eat normal foods pretty soon after. Dr. Boynton was very approachable and calm. On a scale of one to five stars, I would give Dr. Boynton five stars. I had a great experience here, and if I had to come back, I definitely would."
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