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Mark Padilla, DDS, MS

Orthodontist

Dr. Mark Padilla DDS, MS is a top Dentist in Frisco, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mark Padilla DDS, MS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mark Padilla DDS, MS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mark Padilla DDS, MS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Frisco, TX, Dr. Mark Padilla DDS, MS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Mark Padilla, DDS, MS
  • Plano, TX
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

The most common signs of gum disease are redness and swelling, although any abnormality that doesn’t resolve within 2 weeks should be evaluated by a dental professional. The best READ MORE
The most common signs of gum disease are redness and swelling, although any abnormality that doesn’t resolve within 2 weeks should be evaluated by a dental professional. The best way to avoid oral health problems is to maintain regular cleanings and exams— even the most basic dental insurance usually includes these preventative services with no out of pocket cost. As trained professionals with specialized instruments and radiographs they will be able to identify, diagnose and treat to make sure your family stays in good oral health.

Biting down on side of cheek when eating

Sorry to hear about your situation. If this is a common problem for you then yes, this could be the result of dental relapse and your upper teeth narrowing after you stopped wearing READ MORE
Sorry to hear about your situation. If this is a common problem for you then yes, this could be the result of dental relapse and your upper teeth narrowing after you stopped wearing your retainer. What prevents you from biting your cheek every time you bite down is the horizontal overlap of your upper teeth over your lowers-- meaning your upper teeth are about half a tooth wider than the lower teeth. If you don't have that overlap you might want to consider seeing an orthodontist to help you reestablish a proper bite. If biting your cheek isn't a common problem for you then probably just bit down funny and caught it. Unfortunately once you have bitten your cheek once it swells and it is easier to bite it again until it heals. I would recommend warm salt water rinses 2-3 times per day in the mean time with really good brushing and flossing so everything stays clean and it can heal as fast as possible. Best of luck!

Dr. Mark Padilla
Board Certified Orthodontist