Mount Royal Oral Surgeons
When problems of the mouth or face are too complex to repair within the dental office, patients may be directed to an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
There is a trusted oral surgery practice close to home for residents in the Mount Royal area. We offer state-of-the-art technology and surgical techniques in an office that is conveniently located for much of Gloucester County. Our surgical team provides oral surgery to correct problems with the mouth and maxillofacial surgery for issues with the face.
The following is a brief overview of the services offered by Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
When a person loses teeth or has failing teeth that will need to be extracted, it impacts the way they chew, the foods they choose to eat, and their confidence and social interactions. Dental implants offer these patients replacement teeth that are kept secure to the mouth via titanium screws then heal with the bone tissue.
With technological advances in oral surgery, some patients can now get temporary but fully functional teeth during the first visit. We offer this procedure called Teeth in a Day.
People can be born with an irregular bite or have their jaw damaged in an accident. An irregular bite impacts how a person chews and smiles and damages teeth. It also can affect the way a person speaks and how they feel about their appearance. The procedure to correct this issue is called orthognathic surgery.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Sleep apnea is a condition that often goes undiagnosed. Sleep apnea can be severe but is also treatable in many cases. Sleep apnea often presents itself when the person who has it snores and loved ones wake up from the noise. However, the problem is more than noise. Those with sleep apnea have irregular breathing and can stop breathing for brief periods while sleeping.
One of the most complex, strongest joints in the body, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts as a hinge for the jaw and allows people to eat, talk, and swallow without pain. The joint can become diseased or damaged, making mouth movement extremely painful. One cause of TMJ pain is teeth grinding, a problem that many people have in their sleep and cause their mouth to hurt. This is called bruxism.
Those who grind their teeth are often recommended to wear a mouth guard, which is formed to fit their teeth at night and keeps the top and bottom jaw from grinding. This is usually enough to stop the problem, but sometimes TMJ surgery will be needed to correct the grinding and pain.
The TMJ can also become damaged from structural problems in the jaw or diseases. The doctor may recommend surgery once this is verified by an MRI scan.
Common types of TMJ surgery include:
- Soft tissue repair
- Joint restructuring
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Some patients may be concerned about removing wisdom teeth and whether it is necessary. Some people think wisdom teeth should stay in the mouth and likely will not cause any problems.
However, wisdom teeth, which often present at the end of adolescence/early adulthood, can create overcrowding in the mouth. Wisdom teeth can also cause cysts, infections, and gum disease. It is often necessary to remove problematic wisdom teeth. Finding an experienced oral surgeon to do the job will make the patient feel more comfortable.
Sometimes, disease, an accident, or a surgical procedure can leave a person disfigured. This can also happen from burns, other trauma, and even congenital facial defects. Our surgeons are trained to deal with trauma patients and offer craniofacial implants that provide these patients with a life-like prosthesis that remains secure and looks natural.
Mount Royal Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Have the Experience to Treat a Variety of Oral Issues
With over 60 years of combined experience, our Mount Royal oral surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can provide a variety of surgical procedures for patients. Call us today at 856-582-4222 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and to learn more about your options. With offices in Washington Township, Haddonfield, and Woolwich Township, New Jersey, we are dedicated to helping patients throughout South Jersey.