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?

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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

Dos and Don’ts After Wisdom Teeth Extraction Surgery

Removing your wisdom teeth is a major oral surgery, especially if they are partially or fully impacted (trapped in the gums or jawbone). Recovery time from wisdom teeth extraction surgery can vary, but following your oral surgeon’s instructions for healing will make a huge difference in whether or not your healing goes smoothly and without complications. Remember to: Things to avoid: South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Provide Dedicated Care At Lanzi Burke Oral &[…] Read More

How Long Does it Take for Dental Implants to Heal?

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Patients considering dental implants may want to know how long the healing process will take. A dental implant is a small screw that acts as a substitute tooth root. This provides a stable foundation for single-tooth crowns, bridges, or dentures. Every patient is unique, and recovery time depends on several factors, including the patient’s general state of health, quality of bone tissue, and quantity of bone tissue. However, generally speaking, most patients have an initial recovery period of two weeks[…] Read More

When Can a Craniofacial Prosthesis Be Worn?

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Congenital birth anomalies, traumatic injuries, and surgeries requiring bone or tissue removal often result in facial defects. A significant number of children are born with cleft lip or palate malformations. A craniofacial prosthesis is often the best course of action to restore normal function and appearance. Craniofacial prostheses are artificial devices utilized to replace malformed or missing facial features. The most common types of facial prostheses are created to address defects involving the nose, eyes, or ears. Older prostheses, while[…] Read More

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