Can Oral Surgery Fix Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Are Experienced in OSA Corrective Surgery.

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the throat to become blocked during sleep, causing the sufferer to stop breathing for short periods of time. The condition ranges in levels of severity, from small amounts of excess tissue restricting the airway, to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that causes the tongue to fall into the back of the throat and entirely block the airway. Sleep apnea patients experience lingering fatigue, waking with headaches, falling asleep inappropriately, irritability, and suffer memory[…] Read More

What Is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are third molars at the rear of the mouth, the last adult teeth to emerge. The majority of patients have four wisdom teeth, two upper and two lower. Wisdom teeth develop within a socket in the jaw in the same manner as all other teeth, protected by gums and tissue until they grow and break through the surface. In some cases, however, wisdom teeth only partially erupt, or not at all due to overcrowding, and become impacted. Impacted[…] Read More

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Provide Dental Implants for Patients With Missing or Broken Teeth.

With the appearance and same maintenance of natural teeth, dental implants are an excellent option for patients requiring tooth replacement. Approximately 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one of their teeth, and roughly 36 million have no natural teeth at all, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Dental implants are designed to be permanent, though their longevity depends on several factors. Dental implants are made up of different parts: the implant itself, which is[…] Read More

How Can TMJ Surgery Help You?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Can Alleviate Your Jaw Pain.

The┬átemporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jawbone to the skull. One is located on each side of your jaw. The TMJ is complex, acting like a sliding hinge that allows you to talk, eat, and swallow. Disorders of the TMJ are quite common and can lead to chronic pain, bite problems, and other issues. For patients with conditions that do not respond to non-invasive treatments, TMJ surgery can relieve symptoms and improve function. Here are the top five benefits of TMJ[…] Read More

Who Are Good Candidates for Dental Implants?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Perform Dental Implant Procedures.

Millions of people are affected by oral-related illnesses and injuries, affecting their health, well-being, and self-esteem. Fortunately, dental implants are an optimal solution to replace one or more missing or damaged teeth, providing the look and function of natural teeth. Dental implantation of replacement teeth will restore the ability to eat, smile, and speak confidently again, improving your overall health. Dental implants act as tooth roots, providing a stable and secure foundation for replacement teeth that do not require removal[…] Read More

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