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What Are the Treatment Options for Oral Cysts and Tumors?

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If you notice a lump, growth, or sore in your mouth that does not seem to heal, you may have an oral cyst or a tumor. While hearing the word “tumor” may be nerve-wracking, these growths are usually benign. However, depending on the size and severity of the growth, they can cause significant damage to the surrounding bone, tissue, and teeth. The mouth and jaw is the only area in the body that is made up of bone, muscles, glands,[…] Read More

What Are the Differences Between Dentures and Implants?

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If you have damaged or missing teeth due to age, infection, or injury, you are not alone. An estimated 120 million people in the United States have at least one missing tooth. Fortunately, you can replace missing teeth with high-quality, natural-looking dentures or dental implants to restore appearance and function. Dentures are prosthetic devices that are placed in the mouth and supported by the tissues surrounding the space created by your missing tooth. They contain false teeth which are usually[…] Read More

How Can Sleep Apnea Affect Oral Health?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Can Help You if You Have Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea affects hundreds of thousands of people in the United States. Those who suffer from it stop and start breathing continuously throughout the night, sometimes for several minutes. They often wake up with a headache, an unusually dry mouth, and feel fatigued. Loud snoring normally accompanies the condition. Sleep apnea can affect a person’s overall wellbeing and health. That includes their oral health as well. Bad-quality sleep can lead to a wide variety of oral health issues, including bad[…] Read More

What Are Some Tips to Recover from Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Specialize in Relieving Wisdom Teeth Pain and Problems.

Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common types of oral surgery. Most patients begin to recover within three or four days, but full recovery can take up to a week or two. Although every patient is different, here is a typical timeline for wisdom tooth extraction recovery: First 24 hours: Blood clots will form. These are needed to begin healing. Two to three days: Swelling of cheeks and mouth should improve. Seven days: Your dentist can remove stitches.[…] Read More

What Causes TMJ Pain?

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull on both sides, in front of your ears. Think of it as a hinge, allowing you to open and close your mouth and move it from side to side. When your TMJ is impaired, it can cause temporomandibular disorder. This disorder is commonly (but mistakenly) referred to as simply TMJ. Mechanical Issues Linked to TMJ Pain TMJ disorder occurs when the muscles, joints, or tissues surrounding the TMJ become inflamed,[…] Read More

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