Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Atypical Facial Pain
    Atypical facial pain encompasses a large group of facial pain conditions that causes aches, cramps, burning and pressure on one side of the face, and can extend to the neck or behind the ear.

  • Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ)
    Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ for short) is a condition in which bone is exposed in the upper or lower jaw, sometimes without cause.

  • Bruxism
    Serious complications can be caused by bruxism, when a person unintentionally grinds or clenches their teeth.

  • Central Sleep Apnea
    Central sleep apnea is when you repeatedly stop breathing during sleep due to your brain's lack of signals to the muscles that control breathing.

  • 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.

  • Erythroplakia
    Erythroplakia is a flat red patch or lesion that appears on the floor of the mouth or the tongue and can be precancerous.

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

  • Facial Fractures
    After a trauma to the face the inability to bring your teeth together, blurry vision, or a nosebleed may be symptoms of a facial fracture.

  • Facial Trauma
    Any injury to the mouth, face or jaw is a facial trauma, also called maxillofacial trauma.

  • Head & Neck Cancers
    Our specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating symptoms of head and neck cancer which include ear pain, a growing neck mass, shortness of breath, weight loss and a hoarse voice.

  • 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.

  • Oral Cancer
    Oral cancer is found in the mouth area and the oropharynx (the throat area at the back of the mouth) and is treated with personalized care by our doctors.

  • Oral Lesions
    Our specialists provide expert diagnosis and treatment for canker sores, hairy tongue and other oral lesions.

  • Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw (ORN)
    For diagnosis and treatment of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaw, a complication of radiation therapy, seek expert care from our physicians.

  • Parathyroid Cancer
    Parathyroid cancer is caused by high levels of calcium in the blood and symptoms include bone pain, fatigue and frequent thirst.

  • 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.

  • Sjögren's Syndrome
    Our physicians offer various treatment options that will relieve your symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome including dry eyes, dry mouth, and dental decay.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
    Our specialists evaluate and treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious condition in which individuals have partial or complete obstruction of their upper airway during sleep.

  • 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.

  • Thyroid Tumor
    Seek the expert care from our physicians if you show signs of a thyroid tumor including a lump in the front of the neck, hoarseness or trouble swallowing.

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    If you are experiencing pain on one side of your face or around your eye or cheek, seek expert diagnosis and treatment from one of our expert physicians for trigeminal neuralgia.

  • Tumor/Cyst of the Jaw
    Our skilled dental experts provide thorough evaluation and treatment for patients with tumors or cysts of the jaw.

  • 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.