What Causes Gum Disease? Gum disease is caused by bacteria, mostly Porphyromonas gingivalis. This bacterium likes the airless environment below your gum line. Once there, it begins to cause irritation in your gum and bone tissue. This inflammation causes the red, swollen, tender gums that bleed during flossing and are a classic hallmark of periodontitis…. Read more »
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South Austin Dentist.com /Steven Van Wicklen D.D.S
3901 South Lamar Boulevard # 480, Austin
5.0 81 reviews
Mel Bell Oracle
in the last week
Just had my first experience with Dr. Van Wicklen and his team, and everything went great! Everyone works together really harmoniously as a team and they communicate with each … More other well. I had an exam, cleaning and cavity filled. The Dr. even filed down a sharp broken tooth while he was in there. Very nice guy! Everyone was interested in my comfort and were kind. The office itself is very clean with lots of light! I would definitely recommend!
Hai Faucett (XxpurpliciouscowxX)
a week ago
THANK YOU SOUTH AUSTIN DENTIST😁I can’t reiterate enough of how Dr. Steven and his team have been an amazing contributing factor to my family dental health. They provide attentive … More consistent care over the years. Rapport and trust with a professional a provider is the key. They possess the following specific characteristics I look for as a long term dental family:
•Communication skills. Dentists must have excellent communication skills. ...
•Detail oriented. ...
•Leadership skills. ...
•Organizational skills. ...
•Patience. ... especially with someone like me.
•Physical stamina. ...
3 weeks ago
I had a terrible tooth ache that has lasted for 2 weeks...I finally couldn’t take the pain anymore. I found this office and gave them a call. The receptionists are so sweet they … More got me in immediately for an emergency. The dental aid and dentist were both very kind as well. They gave me a quick dental over look to fix the problem, got me a script and even gave me two complimentary numbing shots to help with my pain immediately. I felt very warm and welcomed with no judgments in this office and that is hard to find. Not to mention I have no insurance and they were able to help me set up payment arrangement for extraction. I was in and out in less than an hour and I feel much better.
Erin & David Mettelman
a month ago
I cannot say enough great things about South Austin Dentist and their friendly, caring staff. They make me feel very comfortable and I honestly don’t dread going to the dentist … More anymore. They’ve helped with fillings and give great, gentle cleanings. I was referred to them by a coworker after being unhappy with other dentists around town. I highly recommend Dr. Van Wicklen & team!