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We found 3 dentists who accept TRICARE near Austin, TX.

Dr. Patrick Kevin Kelley, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Kelley specializes in neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Austin, TX. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in eyelid problems, craniofacial surgery, and bone reconstruction. Dr. Kelley is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kelley performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, Fractures, Facial Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Paul Iii Casmedes, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
901 W 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Harry Casmedes is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Austin, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casmedes accepts. Dr. Casmedes attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Ann H Kristovich
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
901 W 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ann Kristovich is an oral surgeon in Austin, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kristovich speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.