Can the LAUP Procedure Help With Sleep Apnea?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Can Help You if You Have 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 to Expect After TMJ Surgery

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the complex joint that controls the movement of the jaw. It allows movement in multiple directions. TMJ surgery may be needed to correct the condition when this joint is damaged or diseased. You can go home after most TMJ surgeries, which are considered minor outpatient procedures. Before you leave, you can expect to spend some time under observation in the recovery room, where your vitals will be monitored, and the staff will confirm that your[…] Read More

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