Jefferson University Hospitals

Leukoplakia

Slightly raised white patches that develop on your tongue or the inside of your cheek due to a chronic irritation are known as leukoplakia. It can be caused by rough teeth, dentures, fillings or crowns, and may also result from smoking or a precancerous lesion. For expert diagnosis and treatment of leukoplakia, turn to Jefferson.

Jefferson's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery gives you access to some of the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the Delaware Valley. Our oral surgeons may perform a biopsy of the lesion to confirm the diagnosis and will recommend various treatment options, such as surgery to remove the lesion.