General dentistry can cover any number of dental procedures. From cleanings and fillings to more advanced dental care such as implants and root canals.

Dr. Woolwine and his entire staff at Sonterra Dental wants nothing more than to be the reason you smile again. We have provided dental care in San Antonio for years, and ensure complete comfort for all of our patients.

Technology

Whatever procedure you need, Dr. Woolwine will discuss with you to determine the specific procedure you need to restore your smile.

Our technology includes 3D X-rays for dental implants, as well as digital tests to determine TMJ and teeth alignment issues. Our office is equipped with the latest technology to ensure that you receive the very best care.

Periodontics

Periodontal care maintains  gums and bone which are the supporting structures of the tooth. Gums not cared for properly can become red, puffy and bleed easily, a disease called gingivitis.  Gingivitis is reversible condition upon seeing a dental professional.

Periodontal disease or periodontitis is a serious condition in which the bone that supports the teeth recedes or pulls away from the tooth and as a result the tooth can lose some of its stability. Periodontal disease, is one of the more overlooked diseases in a dental practice and is therefore something that we check each time that you come in.

Endodontics

Endodontics or root canals are certainly not anyone’s favorite dental procedure, but they are often necessary to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Woolwine will consult with you to determine if this procedure is needed and if so, will explain how it works and what needs to be done.

Root canals have a somewhat undeserved bad reputation in popular culture. This is most likely due to the fact that a root canal most often becomes necessary after the tooth is already in a great deal of pain from infection. This infection can come from a large cavity that has reached the nerve or pulp in the center of the tooth or it can also come from the tooth being cracked or damaged. The pulp consists of nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissues that reside in the middle of the tooth and extends all the way down the roots in tiny “canals.”

The root canal procedure involves removing all of the diseased tissue from the center of the tooth and down the canals, disinfecting the inside of the tooth and stopping the disease process, and filling the canals with a flexible material that prevents reinfection of the root canal spaces. The root canal procedure allows for the saving of teeth that would otherwise have to be extracted. Once a root canal is performed on a tooth, a crown is usually placed to strengthen the remaining tooth structure and restore the tooth to proper function and appearance. Root canals are really not as bad as people fear and most often the patient feels very little soreness after the procedure.

Emergency

For dental emergencies please give us a call immediately because time is of the essence. Other dental emergencies may not be as time restrictive as others, however we will be sure to see you quickly. If a tooth has come out, place it in an area of the mouth, if unable, place in a cup of milk. This will help the tooth stay alive longer.