General dentistry professionals in the San Antonio area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes, your San Antonio general dentist will refer you to a local San Antonio specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.
Following are some of the most common dental specialties found in the San Antonio area:
Endodontists in San Antonio specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.
Periodontists practicing in the San Antonio area treat the conditions affecting gum tissue and the bone surrounding the teeth. If you have gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease, you may be referred to a periodontist in San Antonio.
Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth for San Antonio patients is called ‘restorative dentistry‘. Prosthodontists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.
Infants, young children and teenagers in the San Antonio area have different dental needs than adults. Pediatric dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases affecting the youngest population in San Antonio.
Oral Surgeons serving the San Antonio area perform surgical procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaw. These include dental implants, surgery to repair damage due to injury, tumor surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction.
If you are interested in learning more about these specialties, or have a concern regarding your oral health, please visit us at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. You will find us at 13220 Huebner Rd in San Antonio Texas 78230. Please give us a call at 210-493-3040.
-William Stewart, DDS