Can Oral Surgery Fix Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Are Experienced in OSA Corrective Surgery.

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the throat to become blocked during sleep, causing the sufferer to stop breathing for short periods of time. The condition ranges in levels of severity, from small amounts of excess tissue restricting the airway, to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that causes the tongue to fall into the back of the throat and entirely block the airway. Sleep apnea patients experience lingering fatigue, waking with headaches, falling asleep inappropriately, irritability, and suffer memory[…] Read More

What Is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are third molars at the rear of the mouth, the last adult teeth to emerge. The majority of patients have four wisdom teeth, two upper and two lower. Wisdom teeth develop within a socket in the jaw in the same manner as all other teeth, protected by gums and tissue until they grow and break through the surface. In some cases, however, wisdom teeth only partially erupt, or not at all due to overcrowding, and become impacted. Impacted[…] Read More

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