Oral Pathology in Des Plaines, IL
Unbalanced facial appearance and difficulty chewing or swallowing are tough to live with, but you don't have to put up with them forever. Jeffrey Halpern, DDS, offers the number one practice for oral pathology in Des Plaines, IL. We provide all manner of corrective jaw, or orthognathic, surgery and treatment for oral diseases. Whether you have a protruding jaw, receding jaw, or open bite, we can put you on the path to fixing it.
Maxillofacial pathologists are specially trained to biopsy lesions in the maxillofacial area and diagnose its respective disorders. Oral lesions can range from infections to benign tumors to exhibitions of systemic disorders. Early detection is key for successful treatment, especially for oral cancer. Although it's commonly thought of as being for middle aged patients with drinking and smoking histories, there is an increasing number of younger patients. Rises in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and smokeless tobacco usage are causing factors. However, these lesions can be managed.