Competent, state-of-the-art periodontics in our friendly San Antonio practiceDr. Young has been practicing periodontics in San Antonio since 1997, following his service as a periodontist in the U.S. Air Force. Periodontics is a field of dentistry that specializes in treating the gums and bone surrounding your teeth and in placing dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Dr. Young and our staff are dedicated to providing you the best in periodontal treatment, using the latest advances in technology, in a warm and caring environment. Dr. Young provides the full range of periodontal services, including gum disease treatment, gum recession treatment, cosmetic gum treatments and full dental implant services.
Competence and experience you can trust
Dr. Young received his certification as a periodontist in 1988 while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He soon became a teacher and trainer in periodontics to other Air Force dentists. In 1992, he passed a rigorous and comprehensive exam on all aspects of periodontics to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Young has been featured as a Texas Super Dentist in Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2002. He has also received a Frost & Sullivan award for cutting-edge innovations in dental implant procedures, and he prides himself in continually keeping up with the latest technical developments so he can provide his patients with the very best in available treatment.
Minimally invasive dental implant treatment using 3D technology
Dr. Young uses the latest in 3D imaging technology to make your dental implant treatment minimally invasive, efficient and accurate. To plan your implant treatment, he first arranges a 3D CT scan for you at a dental imaging lab. The scan produces a detailed 360 degree view of your teeth and jaw which is sent to Dr. Young’s office.
He then uses special implant planning software to map out the precise position and angle for implant placement. He will place the implant through a surgical guide created from the 3D placement model, which makes the procedure very efficient and accurate.
Laser gum treatment for maximum comfort and results
For most patients with mild to advanced periodontitis, Dr. Young effectively eliminates their gum disease with the highly advanced laser gum disease treatment known as LANAP® (Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure). The LANAP procedure uses a special dental laser that removes bacteria and diseased tissue without affecting healthy tissue.
LANAP treatment eliminates the need for scalpels or sutures. Treatment is faster compared to traditional gum surgery, there is less discomfort and you can resume normal activity within 24 hours. LANAP therapy also accomplishes better and longer lasting results than conventional surgery.
Personal, attentive care
Our staff are very friendly and will help you with whatever you need when you visit our office. You can always come to them with a question or concern and they will happily resolve it quickly.
Dr. Young really cares about his patients and is very friendly and attentive. He will always explain all your treatment options and answer your questions. He will also make sure you know how to effectively take care of your oral health at home, so you can preserve your health for the long-term.
To make an appointment, call 210‑660‑1050 or click here to request an appointment online.