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

How can Surgery Help a Bad Bite?

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Some people are born with a misalignment of the jaw bones, also referred to as a bad bite or malocclusion.  Others have been in accidents that result in injury to the jaw. Out of position teeth can be corrected with braces.  However, a bad bite is due to a different problem that requires adjustments to jaw bones.  Surgery used to correct bad bite conditions, called orthognathic surgery, can be performed on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both depending on[…] Read More

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