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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

What Surgical Procedures Can Relieve Chronic Jaw Pain?

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Having constant jaw pain is a horrible thing to experience. No matter what you do, there is always a dull ache in your jaw. When you eat, it can hurt even more. In many cases, over-the-counter medication cannot help. In some cases, jaw surgery may be necessary. Chronic jaw pain and jaw surgery, known as orthognathic surgery, is more common than you may think. It can be a relatively simple procedure but relieves a significant amount of pain in the[…] Read More

Which Surgical Procedures Treat Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer affects over 50,000 people in the United States each year, and nearly 10,000 of these patients die. Oral cancer is one of many types of cancer grouped within head and neck cancers. It can occur anywhere related to the mouth cavity, including lips, tongue, gums, the inner cheeks, and roof or floor of the mouth. Signs and symptoms of oral cancer may include: A growth inside the mouth A sore on the lip or in the mouth that[…] Read More

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