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 »

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 »