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Dr. John Calvert

Dentistry
Austin, TX
37 years experience male

Locations

Smile Creations

Austin, TX

Address

3022 West Slaughter Ln., Austin, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 4:00am
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Fax

(512) 280-5088

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

About

Bio

I have been practicing general dentistry since 1985 in Austin, TX. With advanced training through The Pankey Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, I have been able to develop a highly effective treatment modality for people dealing with TMJ pain, headaches, jaw pain and chronic continued dental pain

Specialties
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Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Doctor Q&A

185 Answers
37 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Absolutely : Invisalign can bring about amazing results without the negative effects of braces. The important ingredient is not the "invisalign" doing such a great... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Improve cosmetics: Usually a thin custom piece of porcelain. It is made to improve the way one or more teeth look after the front tooth surface has been prepared. These ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ignore: 500mg of Valtrex (valacyclovir) per day will help prevent a sore from developing if taken early when tingling start.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sometimes: Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be one of many symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Other symptoms can include jaw pain, jaw joint popping when opening, he... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Post extraction: If after 11 days you are now having pain and the bone is actually exposed, you need to see a dentist right away.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
See: See a dentist ASAP. Only a dentist can treat and eliminate a tooth abscess. Don't wait.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Brush: Brush after every meal. Floss every night or at least 3 times per week. Removing bacteria is the key.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Congenitally missing: It's not uncommon for a baby tooth to be retained and not lost due to the lack of a permanent tooth being developed under the baby tooth. As long as t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
That's a lot: Multiple sores in the mouth is not real common. There are also many different kinds of sores, causes and solutions. Common aphthous ulcers tend to tak... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Many possibilities: I agree with Dr. Grin's answer. Another area of great importance to chronic headaches is TMJ dysfunction. You don't have to have symptoms such as popp... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Probable abscess: If you have facial swelling, then you most likely have an infected tooth that now has an abscess that is growing creating the swelling. It is very imp... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
It varies: There is a general pattern to the eruption of baby teeth, but that can vary greatly. Sounds like your baby is ok. If you are concerned, having a denti... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sleep Apnea: There are several types of oral appliances for sleep apnea depending on what the dentist uses. First it is extremely important to use a dentist that h... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Better healing: Irrigation can be with various solutions for different purposes. Debris removal with hydrogen peroxide can be used. Chlorahexadine can be used for bet... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Pre-cleaning: A full mouth debridement is the removal of all supra gingival calculus in someone that has not had a cleaning for more than 1-2 years or more. The pat... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
See Dentist again: I'm not sure from your statement if the root canal therapy was completed or not. Either way, if there is a drainage area above the tooth and it is not... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
See your dentist: It's not unusual for there to be post operative pressure sensitivity.That sensitivity usually goes away over some time. There should be no other spont... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Braces won't fix TMD: If you are having continued TMJ pain or issues, that needs to be addressed before any orthodontics are done. Braces won't address the TMJ issue, in fa... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not lower back: It is common to have many musculature pain symptoms. The upper back or trapesius muscles can be painful as an effect of the whole neuro-muscular cause... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
TMJ Dentist: Find a dentist that has advanced training in tmd. Tmj dysfunction is a symptom of another unresolved and very often undiagnosed condition within the m... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: If your wisdom teeth are causing you extreme pain then you can't wait and need to get them removed by an oral surgeon with IV sedation. Depending on w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: Some wisdom teeth, especially upper erupted teeth are super easy to extract. When any tooth is fully erupted, it usually is a straight forward extract... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Bad breath: A foul odor coming from the mouth is usually bacterial. Very often from bacteria housed in tartar (calculus). Getting your teeth cleaned by a hygienis... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Perio and bad breath: With proper periodontal scaling treatment, and professional follow-up coupled with very good home care will eliminate bad breath. Continued visits to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
A few: If the conditions are right and you are a good candidate for an implant, then that is by far the best choice. A team approach with a dentist and an or... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
How many teeth: If you are getting 3 fillings on 3 separate teeth, then there is a fee for each. Fillings are categorized by what surface and how many surfaces on the... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
See your dentist: If the tooth felt fine after having the filling done for a while and now it has become sensitive, something has changed and you should see your dentis... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sleep disorder: You may have a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or even severe snoring. A physician specializing in sleep medicine can help you diagnose... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Varies: I assume this antibiotic was prescribed by your dentist after an exam for this abscess. Antibiotics will calm down an infection but will not eliminate... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not unusual: After wisdom teeth extractions, there is a long healing period. As long as you are not having severe pain or swelling, it sounds like a normal result.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: If you mean it is cold or air sensitive when you open, it could be several things. Only your dentist can properly evaluate what is going on. You may h... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Limited invisalign: If it is primarily one tooth you are focused on straightening, then there are very limited and much less expensive invisalign programs that might work... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends: There are basically two types of electric toothbrushes. There is the ‘rotation-oscillation' type. Braun oral b seems to be the market leaders here. Th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Very Likely: The symptoms you describe are classic signs of TMJ disorder. This can be treated by a well qualified dentist in the area of TMJ disorders. Your headac... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
All Benefits: Invisalign can work for most cases. The two critical requirements are a properly diagnosed and planned treatment. Secondly; patient compliance plays a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are so common and high tech these days that the procedure is very easy ; nonpainful.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Your choice: Both choices will replace a missing tooth. When it comes down to it, most people are only considering other options from an implant due to cost. An im... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
It shouldn't: With a highly trained dentist in the area of cosmetic dentistry, you should be able to have your old veneers removed with no damage to your tooth stru... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends...: After having a filling placed it is not unusual for the tooth to be a bit sensitive. However, if your tooth was causing you pain before, then you may ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Need an exam: Its hard to say without seeing the teeth and doing an exam. Teeth discoloring over time and getting darker could indicate a growing infection or a dyi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
24 - 48 hours: It can take up to 48 hours for antibiotics to make a difference with a dental infection. I hope you have made an appointment to have the tooth treated... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Any kind of oral abscess needs to be treated besides the use of antibiotics. You should have your gums evaluated for the cause of the abscess by your ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
TMJ dysfunction: Your jaw popping may have been aggravated and now made audible after your recent activity, however, the popping is a symptom of a problem that has pro... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Probably bruxism: You have a TMJ (tempromandibular joint) on both sides of your mouth. These joints can become painful together or individually. One of the most common ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
They usually do.: It is more esthetic/natural looking to slightly extend the margin or edge, just under the gum line. It is necessary to have a very smooth transition f... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: I would see your regular physician to have the other symptoms diagnosed. You may need to be on an other antibiotic. The tooth needs to be treated as s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not well: Bite guards do only one thing. They are a piece of plastic that when worn at night, keeps you from grinding tooth against tooth. You will still grind ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
It will heal: Biting your tongue, just like biting your cheek can be pretty painful for a while until it heals. The best thing you can do is to try not to bite it a... Read More

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Calvert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Calvert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ok. I called to confirm the connective tissue gum graft for Wednesday.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I did have root canal 2 days ago. Infection kind of got worse.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have made a deal with myself to never miss a night of flossing. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston, TX
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Guide to Americas Top Dentist, Consumer Research Council
Top Dentist, First Place, Texas - Summer
2014
Top Dentist, First Place, Texas - Spring
2014

Affiliations

L. D. Pankey Institute
American Association of Oralfacial Pain
American Association of Craniofacial Pain
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