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 is 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 surgeon will 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
Debbie Reviews Her Tooth Extraction Procedure
"My name is Debbie, I live in Sonoma, and I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery for an extraction. When I first walked in the door, everyone here made me feel very comfortable. Everybody worked together as a team. I felt like Dr. Boynton really knew what he was doing, and he was kind and gentle with me. The team at the front desk was very nice. They were welcoming when I came in. They knew my name, they knew what I was here for, and everything was smooth. My procedure was very quick — much faster than I was expecting. I feel fine — no pain whatsoever. On a scale of one to five stars, I would give Dr. Boynton a five star. "
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."
Fernando Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"My name is Fernando, I live in Sonoma Valley, and I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery for extractions. My procedure went really well. I got all six extractions at the same time. It was my first time meeting Dr. Boynton. As soon as I met him, I knew he was a great guy and made me feel welcome and just made me feel really comfortable. Everything was explained really well, from what was going to be done, to payment, to everything. The team here is very organized and efficient. I just had a good experience. My recovery went great. I followed all the doctor’s instructions, and that made it go really well. Now that I have all my teeth back, I can smile. I can take pictures. I had a great experience at this office and I would recommend Dr. Boynton to anybody in the North Bay area."
Chris Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"My name is Chris. I live in Sonoma. I came to Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery for an extraction and a bone graft. When I first walked into the practice, everybody made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I was a little nervous for the procedure, but Dr. Boynton and his team put me at ease very quickly. Dr. Boynton is very approachable, patient-oriented, and professional. The team here is very accommodating and very efficient. After having my procedure done here, I feel great — literally no pain at all. My recovery was quick and fast, and I was back to normal activities in no time. If you live in San Rafael or Novato, come see Dr. Boynton. You'll be glad you came."
Avi Reviews His Tooth Extraction Procedure
"Hi, my name is Avi, and I am from Napa. I came to Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants to have an extraction and two implants. The staff is great, very friendly, always been very nice. The doctors here are unbelievable. Very, very knowledgeable, and make everything seem so easy. My procedure and treatment were very comfortable. The follow up was great. The next day, everything was fine, and I felt fantastic. The quality of my life improved. It was a great experience. I would highly and definitely recommend Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants."
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