Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Cavities (Tooth Decay)
    Acids in plaque can dissolve your tooth enamel, causing holes in the tooth, known as cavities.

  • Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
    If your child is born with the birth defect of a cleft lip or palate, our specialists can provide care and treatment.

  • Dental Infections
    If you are experiencing pain and swelling in the face, neck or jaws, you may have a dental infection and should seek help.

  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
    If you are experiencing dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, you may also find that you have bad breath, an altered sense of taste and cracked lips.

  • Facial Asymmetry
    A condition known as facial asymmetry occurs when the face is not symmetrical or evenly balanced.

  • Impacted Teeth
    Our dental experts will provide a thorough evaluation for those with tenderness of the gums and jaw aches, which are symptoms of impacted teeth.

  • Leukoplakia
    Our expert physicians diagnose and treat leukoplakia, the chronic irritation which causes white patches on the tongue or inside of the cheek.

  • Malocclusion
    For those with severe malocclusion, an overbite, an underbite or crowding of the teeth, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can help.

  • Periodontal Disease
    If plaque develops it's best to see one of our expert dentists to evaluate and provide the best treatment option in case of periodontal disease.

  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)
    Our oral surgeons evaluate signs of TMJ disorder, including clicking and popping of the jaw, to provide accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment for this common disorder.

  • Unequal Jaw Growth
    If you are having difficulty with speaking, eating or swallowing, visit one of our specialists for an evaluation for unequal jaw growth.

  • Wisdom Teeth
    Our specialists provide expert treatment to those experiencing jaw pain, teeth crowding or any other symptoms associated with wisdom teeth.