Elmer, NJ Oral Surgeons

Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons provides a wide range of surgical services in Elmer and throughout South Jersey. With over 60 years of combined experience, we treat patients suffering painful and debilitating oral conditions that negatively affect their overall health and quality of life.

Our surgeons treat many abnormalities, diseases, or injuries related to the mouth, teeth, and facial areas, including wisdom teeth removal, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea. Though common, these and many other oral or facial conditions can lead to severe and chronic health conditions.

What Conditions Require Oral Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery addresses conditions affecting the jaw, sinus cavities, and facial areas that require surgical intervention to prevent more severe and long-term health conditions, such as:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) disrupts airflow during sleep, reducing oxygen to the brain and disrupting sleep patterns. During sleep in those with OSA, the tongue is sucked into the back of the throat, cutting off the airway and lowering the brain’s blood oxygen levels, which can lead to death. As a result, the body gasps air, awakening patients frequently during the night. If not corrected, OSA can lead to more serious health conditions, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, and stroke. Oral surgeries to widen the airway, remove all or part of the uvula, unblock the nasal passages, or reposition the jaw effectively reduce or eliminate serious OSA conditions.
  • Craniofacial implant surgery: Patients suffering head and facial trauma due to severe malignant diseases, congenital birth defects, car accidents, or burns benefit from craniofacial implant surgery, in which surgeons reconstruct bone structure to restore function, improve appearance, and restore quality of life.
  • Wisdom teeth extraction: Wisdom teeth are often problematic for many patients. No longer necessary, wisdom teeth frequently cause overcrowding in the mouth, resulting in shifting teeth, cysts, infection, or gum disease, especially in cases of poor alignment or impaction. Surgical extraction of wisdom teeth is the best to alleviate pain and problems.
  • Jaw surgery: Patients with jaw damage due to congenital problems, a car accident, or other trauma, suffer pain and abnormal jaw function. These conditions can drastically affect speech, chewing ability, appearance, and quality of life, requiring corrective surgery to repair or replace the jawbone.
  • Dental implants: Dental implants benefit those with broken or missing teeth. Secured to the jawbone, dental implants are semi-permanent, do not require nightly removal, and function more like natural teeth than any other tooth-replacement on the market. Implants are like natural teeth and are an ideal replacement for standard dentures.
  • TMJ disorders: Damage to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the hinged socket located at the back of the jaw, is one of the most common conditions. TMJ disorders develop over time from clenching or grinding teeth, trauma dislocation, arthritis, and stress resulting in structural problems, pain, and reduce the joint’s ability to function correctly. Severe or untreated TMJ symptoms require surgical intervention, such as:
    • Arthroscopy/arthrocentesis: This procedure reduces stiffness and pain in the joint to provide the jaw with a greater range of motion. This is a minimally invasive outpatient surgery.
    • Joint restructuring: Patients with serious joint deterioration require resurfacing to reconstruct the joint and smooth cartilage or an artificial joint replacement.
  • Orthognathic surgery: Orthognathic surgery treats abnormalities in the jaw, facial bones, or teeth, impacting patients’ speech, chewing, eating, or sleep functions that other treatments or surgeries cannot correct.
  • Multiple teeth extraction: Patients suffering tooth decay, periodontal disease, oral trauma, or poorly positioned teeth may require the extraction of multiple teeth to correct.

We also offer the exclusive “Teeth in A Day” procedure for patients wanting instant results. With careful preplanning and three-dimensional jaw scans, our surgeons can remove and replace your broken or missing teeth with durable and functional dental implants in one appointment.

Preparing for Your Initial Appointment

We will schedule you with an initial consultation to evaluate your condition and determine the appropriate treatment. An oral surgeon will review your records, any test results, and X-rays provided by your dentist, examine the affected areas and provide your treatment options. During the appointment, be prepared to discuss medical history, including medications, allergies, previous surgeries, or chronic illnesses with the surgeon.

If surgery is deemed necessary, the procedure will be explained to you, along with pre-surgery and recovery instructions, and your questions will be answered. Please also bring identification, insurance information, referral, dental records, and recent x-rays or scans.

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality surgical care with the newest cutting-edge technology and establishing trusting relationships with our patients.

Oral surgery often makes patients feel anxious. The entire Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons staff always strives to alleviate fear and. Every staff member has your best interests in mind.

Our Elmer Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Perform a Wide Range of Treatments

To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Elmer oral surgeons, call Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today at 856-582-4222 or contact us online. Our team provides patients with the highest quality surgical care through state-of-the-art equipment. Located in Washington Township, Haddonfield, and Woolwich Township, New Jersey, we proudly care for patients in South Jersey.

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