Don’t Let Your Smile’s Health Reduce as You Age

If you are experiencing the changes aging can bring, then Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, and Drew Havard with DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Irving, Texas, want you to know you are not alone. Aging is difficult for everyone and keeping up with your health can be equally tricky. That is why we have… Read more »

Learn About Bone Grafting

Do you need a bone graft? Are you ready to learn all you need to know about bone grafting, so you can be prepared if you need it? If so, we can help you! Bone grafting is a common procedure and our oral surgeons, Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, and Drew Havard with DFW Oral… Read more »

Why You Should Choose An Oral Surgeon

You’re at the dental office and your dentist states that you need to have a surgical procedure to restore your oral health. In order for you to get the treatment you need, your dentist recommends that you visit an oral surgeon. Why? It’s simple. While dentists are trained and qualified to perform several dental procedures,… Read more »

Bring Out Your Best Smile with Jaw and Facial Pain Treatments

Chronic jaw and facial pain can arise at all ages but is most common with adults. Several symptoms can be linked to jaw and facial pain that can arise in your ears, around your jaw, when biting down or even at the top of your head. Due to the abundance of causes of jaw and… Read more »

The Types of Sleep Apnea and Their Risk Factors

Many patients are under the impression that all causes of sleep apnea result from the environment, but this is not the case. The truth is that sleep apnea can also result from many risk factors, including genetics. In fact, the two main types of sleep apnea–central and obstructive sleep apnea–can have different causes. We review… Read more »

Dental Implant Restorations: Are They Right for You?

Have you lost teeth because of dental diseases, such as severe tooth decay or gum disease? Or are you missing teeth because of injury or accident? Dental implants are a modern dental solution to the problem of missing teeth, besides traditional brides or dentures. Dental implants replace the tooth roots and are implanted surgically into… Read more »

Signs Wisdom Teeth Need to Go

Besides pain and swelling in the mouth, there are some signs of wisdom teeth needing removal that you can monitor. If you detect any of the following signs and symptoms, or if the spaces behind your molars are throbbing or swelling, please give us a call so that we can arrange you an appointment to… Read more »

What Is TMJ, and How Do I Deal with It?

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is an active joint found at the base of the skull right in front of the ears. This joint connects the mandible (lower jaw bones) to the maxilla (upper jaw bones). The TMJ itself is made up of mostly cartilage, held together by ligaments in the jaw and head. The… Read more »

Special Care Will Be Needed When Recovering from Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is typically an unfortunate last resort form of treatment to address a tooth that has been severely traumatized or compromised by untreated tooth decay. Removing all traces of the original root will help to gradually alleviate existing pain and prevent a worsening infection. Once your gums have been sutured, you will need to… Read more »

Surgery and Wisdom Teeth

If you have wisdom teeth needing to be pulled, then you have come to the right place! Our Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery team of professionals can help you with your surgical needs in removing wisdom teeth. When it comes to removing your wisdom teeth, our team can help you through the process step-by-step. When the… Read more »