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What are Craniofacial Implants?

Deformities in the mouth, jaws, face, and skull often impact one’s self-confidence. Those suffering from craniofacial deformities may choose facial reconstruction surgery. However, in some cases, surgeons cannot reconstruct patients’ facial features due to burns, surgery, or accidents; that is where craniofacial implants offer an appropriate alternative for patients. Craniofacial surgery is often performed on those born with a cleft palate or lip, a congenital deformity that Johns Hopkins University researchers estimate impacts one in 700 children. Other facial anomalies[…] Read More

Dr. Jonathan Burke Named in Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Dentists 2021

Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is proud to announce that Dr. Jonathan Burke was named in Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Dentists 2021, as a top Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Each year, the nominees are selected through a peer nomination program, and an advisory board then screens and selects the final list, which includes experts in fields such as oral & maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and more. Dr. Burke’s career has spanned more than 30 years since earning his Doctor[…] Read More

What Types of Issues Arise from Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe problems with the rest of the mouth if left untreated. It may seem benign at first, but it could lead to other problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Those suffering from impacted wisdom teeth should reach out to an oral surgeon who can help treat the problem. What are Impacted Wisdom Teeth? Wisdom teeth reside in the back of the mouth; two on top and two on the bottom on either side.[…] Read More

What Damage can Sweets Do to My Teeth?

While candy is tagged the culprit, the term sweets can mean any food or drink that includes sugar. Starchy carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, and potatoes, as well as the usual cake, cookies, and candy, are all sources of sugar. Drinks often include sugar, such as soda, sweetened coffee or tea, and alcoholic drinks. These sugars can erode the teeth and cause severe tooth decay and other issues. If tooth decay is left untreated, a dentist may advise the patient[…] Read More

What are the Most Common Dental Issues Requiring Oral Surgery?

Oral health is an important aspect of overall health. Oral surgeons are trained professionals who provide the care necessary to treat severe dental problems. The following are common dental problems individuals may experience that may lead them to contact a South Jersey oral surgeon:  Tooth Decay Tooth decay is almost as prevalent as the common cold. Also referred to as cavities, tooth decay is caused by sugars in food binding with plaque deposits on teeth, which produce acid. The acid[…] Read More

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