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 »

Let Dental Implants Complete Your Smile

Have you lost one or more teeth in your mouth? You do not have to live with a smile that’s incomplete anymore. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers tooth replacement services such as dental implants to help fill the gaps caused by lost teeth and help you regain your smile. We have provided some of the… Read more »

BOTOX® Can Improve Your Health

BOTOX® is well known for reversing the signs of aging in facial wrinkles. As we age, crow’s feet, worry lines, and laugh lines all make an appearance and want to stay in our lives. Luckily, these signs of aging can be reduced thanks to BOTOX. Another lesser-known fact about BOTOX is that they can help… Read more »

Understanding Oral & Maxillofacial Specialists

Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, and Drew Havard at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery are all trained specialists when it comes to oral surgery. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures and treatments for many unique needs. Located in Irving, Mesquite, and Ennis, TX, our team of experts are able to help you… Read more »

An Opioid-Free Practice is a Safe Practice

Here at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our team of doctors which includes Dr. Pedro Franco, Dr. Howard Price and Dr. Drew Havard are proud to offer a safe surgical practice, so you don’t have to fear any narcotic pain medications or narcotic additions from any of our treatments and procedures.   In today’s society,… Read more »

The Potential Problems You Might Face After Tooth Extraction

If you’re due for a tooth extraction, it’s probably the last treatment option available to restore your oral health. This treatment can be quite beneficial for you and your smile. However, after treatment, there is the potential of experiencing complications. These problems include: -Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form… Read more »

Tips on Recovering from Oral Surgery

If you are about to undergo oral surgery, then our team of doctors, Dr. Pedro Franco, Dr. Howard Price and Dr. Drew Havard want to help you through every step of the process, including your recovery. Here at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we take pride in the high-quality service and care we give at our… Read more »

The Amazing Work of Dental Implants

Did you know, dental implants are a strong and secure way to restore a lost tooth? Well, it’s true! Thanks to today’s technological advances in the medical industry, dental patients benefit from numerous benefits, especially when it comes to dental implants. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biologically safe metal that will… Read more »