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‚Äôs 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 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 is TMJ, and How is It Treated?

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint in the jaw that allows people to speak and chew. The condition commonly referred to as TMJ is actually a collection of painful disorders that result if the joint is damaged by disease or trauma. These treatments for these disorders vary according to the causes, characteristics, impacts, and other particulars of the damage. Below is a discussion of some information on the most common types of TMJ cases and their treatments.  What is[…] Read More

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