Can the LAUP Procedure Help With Sleep Apnea?

Snoring and other nose problems that interfere with breathing and airflow can lead to obstructive sleep apnea, particularly a deviated septum or polyps within the nasal passage. Smoking, allergies, congestion, colds, and other conditions causing nasal tissues to swell can also contribute to sleep apnea. Patients with chronic nasal conditions of this type may require surgical intervention to ease sleep apnea, such as the laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) procedure. What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue[…] Read More

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is common and occurs when the tongue sucks against the back of the throat, blocking an individual’s airflow. When oxygen levels become too low due to the obstruction, the person partially wakes and clears the throat to restore breathing, usually as a gasp for air. The pattern typically repeats multiple times during the night, preventing restful sleep and putting the patient at risk of other severe health conditions. Snoring, a deviated septum, or polyps within the nasal[…] Read More

Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Gum Disease?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Repair Patients’ Teeth With Dental Implants.

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to grow in. Also known as third molars, they sit in the back of the mouth and can cause several problems, including gum disease. Some people have enough room for the wisdom teeth to break through the gums and sit in alignment with the other molars. But in many people, the wisdom teeth cannot fully erupt and remain either partially or fully trapped in the gum tissue or the jawbone. According to[…] Read More

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