What is TMJ Disorder?

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The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, is an important part of your jaw structure. It’s where your jaw connects to your skull, and the joint can sometimes get irritated or injured. When that happens, what’s known as TMJ disorder shows up. But what exactly is TMJ disorder? Well, Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, or… Read more »

Your Guide to Dental Implants

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Talking about losing or replacing teeth isn’t a pleasant topic. It’s one we’re not fond of discussing either. The reality is that a lot of people will lose teeth, and they’ll need new ones to take their place. But what exactly can you do to replace a lost tooth? Well, Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price,… Read more »

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

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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 »

An Opioid-Free Practice is a Safe Practice

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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

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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 »

The Amazing Work of Dental Implants

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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 »

The Wisdom in Removing Your Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth are the last of our permanent teeth to erupt. Because most of our jaws are narrow or small, wisdom teeth often become impacted. When this happens, a plethora of problems can occur to your oral health. Here at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer wisdom tooth removal as a way to avoid… Read more »

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

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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 »