We found 4 dentists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Tyler, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Makoto Saigusa works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Saigusa's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, reconstructive surgery, and trauma. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Saigusa is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Holton's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Holton's areas of expertise consist of skull base surgery, craniofacial surgery, and trauma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Clinical interests: Craniofacial Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trauma

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Kourt Chatelain specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Chatelain's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
805 Turtle Creek Drive
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jayson Terres is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Terres is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Terres is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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