We Offer an Opioid-Free Facility for your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Needs

Lately, there have been thousands of people voicing their concerns about the exposure of opioid medications, which are more commonly known as narcotic pain medications, after receiving medical treatments that can lead to heavy addictions. Here at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, doctors Pedro F. Franco, Howard B. Price, and Drew Havard, care for your… Read more »

Pain from an Impacted Wisdom Tooth Might Need Treatment by Oral Surgery

The average person has four wisdom teeth in the back of their mouth. These are evolutionary holdovers from the ancient past when our ancestors had a slightly different jaw structure and survived on a primitive diet. At first, they hide deep in the gums, but in mid-to-late adolescence, the wisdom teeth attempt to emerge. This… Read more »

BiteLock Can Help Replace Teeth Knocked-Out by a Sports Injury

Playing in a contact sport, or other vigorous athletic activity can put you at increased risk of suffering a significant injury or oral trauma. This chance is only increased if you fail to take the proper safety precautions, such as wearing a quality mouth guard. Contact to the mouth from another participant or a piece… Read more »

Dentures Can Be Replaced with Four to Six Dental Implants

Many people with dentures settled for having their existing compromised teeth extracted in order to restore the appearance and full function of your mouth. Over time, many denture wearers find themselves wanting a more permanent solution. Fortunately, BiteLock dental implant technology can now replace your missing teeth with four to six dental implants. Our certified… Read more »

Tobacco Cessation Is Important for a Complication-Free Recovery After Oral Surgery

Oral surgery comes in many different forms. Whether it’s a bone graft, dental implant, tooth extraction or other treatment, maintaining healthy gums is important in the recovery process. This often includes eating a soft-foods diet, refraining from drinking through a straw and using any prescription medications as directed. Tobacco use can be especially troublesome for… Read more »

A Facelift Can Improve the Appearance of Aging Skin

As you age, your skin naturally slows the process of exfoliation and collagen replenishment in the dermis. This causes your skin to lose elasticity. This can cause fine lines and wrinkles as well as sagging in the skin of your face and neck. To address these problem areas and restore your youthful appearance, Dr. Franco,… Read more »

There Are Two Forms of Rhinoplasty

The human nose is a rather sophisticated facial feature that serves several different purposes. Beyond the simple passage of air, it is involved directly with your sense of smell and taste. On a cosmetic level, a balanced and appealing nose bolsters self-confidence, benefitting your social life. To address a functional or cosmetic issue with the… Read more »

Titanium Dental Implants Give Bite Lock Bridges the Strength of Natural Teeth

BiteLock is a special dental restoration that is intended to restore the presence, function, and appearance of multiple missing teeth. While it is most often called for to restore the teeth of denture wearers, many people with large or multiple partials might also consider BiteLock as a dental restoration solution. The heart of our success… Read more »

Rhinoplasty to Improve Your Nose

The human nose is a complex structure that has both cosmetic as well as respiratory functions. If your nose is out of balance or it is suffering from a functional issue, it can have an adverse effect on your self-esteem and overall quality of life. Some people report difficulty breathing, which is another great reason… Read more »

The Youthful Appearance of Your Face Can Be Rejuvenated by a Facelift

The natural processes of aging affect the skin in several ways. As the years go by, your skin decreases in collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis. At the same time, exfoliation also slows. This decreased replenishment of skin cells and collagen production causes skin to sag, causing unsightly lines and wrinkles. One… Read more »