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

How Can TMJ Surgery Help You?

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

The temporomandibular 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

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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