Dr. Gilberto Tostado on an overview of oral surgery options Although we do it exceptionally well, cosmetic dentistry isn’t all that we offer at Cosmetic Dental Associates of San Antonio, TX. Dr. John A. Moore, Jr. and Dr. Gilberto Tostado are also skilled in oral surgery procedures.
All of our procedures are performed to adhere to our pain-free dentistry philosophy. Whether you’re a local or traveling a great distance to visit us, if you have dental anxiety, our San Antonio, TX dental office can be trusted to treat you with compassion and high-caliber care.
A tooth can sometimes be saved with a root canal treatment. If we do have to extract your tooth, it will likely be due to severe infection, trauma, or extreme damage. In the case of wisdom tooth removal, yours may need to be extracted because they pose a threat to the appearance of your smile or the health of your mouth.
Bone And Gum Grafts
Bone loss often occurs after tooth loss. A bone graft is commonly performed when your jawbone is not substantial enough to support a dental implant. The graft will stimulate new bone growth.
When your gums recede, they expose the roots of your teeth and increase risk of infection, which can lead to tooth loss and cause chronic bad breath. A gum graft is similar to a bone graft and is done when you need to build up your gum tissue. Gum recession is often treated using a gum graft.
Your gums are naturally a certain height and width. Following tooth extraction or to prepare your mouth for a dental implant, your dentist might suggest a ridge augmentation to build back up the shape of your gum and bone around your empty socket.
It makes total sense that you would choose an award-winning dentist like Dr. Moore for your oral surgery procedure. His expertise in cosmetic dentistry and tooth replacement means that he’ll be able to see your teeth through every stage of renewing your smile.