Can Oral Surgery Correct My Speech Problems?

speech problems

Speech problems can arise from different conditions.  When they are due to a malocclusion or misalignment of teeth or premature tooth loss, they can often be improved or corrected with braces to realign the teeth.  Other conditions that can cause speech problems involve bones and cannot be corrected using braces alone.  Some conditions involving bones that cause speech problems include: Cleft palate and/or cleft lip.  These are birth defects in which the palate and/or lip do not completely develop in[…] Read More

How can an Oral Surgeon Help with Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea Treatments

Many people wake up coughing or gagging for air. Someone’s partner may have mentioned the person’s snoring is keeping them up at night. If someone finds it hard to get a good night’s sleep and wakes up feeling tired, they may have a condition called sleep apnea. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects 18 million adults in the United States. Not only is sleep apnea disruptive, but also it can pose a serious health risk to those[…] Read More

How can I Prepare for Oral Surgery?

Prepare for Oral Surgery

Like many medical procedures, oral surgery can be scary to patients. However, it is important to be prepared for the operation to resolve a pressing health condition and prevent the situation from worsening and creating longer-term problems. The surgeon handling the procedure will offer guidance and instruction on what the patient needs to do before and after the operation to achieve optimal results. This guidance should be followed as closely as possible. Patients should ask as many questions as needed[…] 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

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