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Dr. Thomas S. Weil is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Weil began his professional education at Baylor College of Dentistry, where he graduated at the top of his class.He then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he earned his medical degree, also graduating with honors. He remained in San Antonio to complete a general-surgery internship, his anesthesia training and the remainder of his specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dr. Thomas S. Weil, DDS, MD of Austin Oral Surgery
What is the difference between an oral maxillofacial surgeon and my general dentist?
My dentist says she has a specialist that comes to her office monthly and can take out my son’s wisdom teeth under anesthesia. Is her office set up to provide this procedure safely?
I have a complicated medical history. Am I a candidate for anesthesia?
What sets Austin Oral Surgery apart?
What procedures does an oral surgeon perform other than those on wisdom teeth?
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Who would remove my wisdom teeth?
At what age should wisdom teeth be removed?
What are the costs?
What is a dental implant?
What is the age range for dental implants?
Can I replace all my teeth with dental implants?
How long do dental implants last?
Does insurance cover dental implants?
How long is the recovery?
Do I leave with a tooth that day?
Can implants help with dentures?
Why should I choose an oral surgeon to place dental implants?
My surgeon or dentist says I need a bone graft. What does that mean?
Why is a bone graft sometimes recommended when a tooth is removed?
My doctor says I need a sinus lift. That sounds complicated.