Biopsy is the removal of a tissue sample for histopathological diagnosis. We offer two different types of biopsy procedures.

The inside of the mouth is lined with mucosa, a special type of tissue that is smooth and pink in color. If you notice any significant changes in the appearance or texture of this tissue, this may be a sign of a developing disease or oral cancer.

Signs may be:

  • Sores that bleed easily and do not heal
  • Lumps or thick skin in the mouth
  • Red or white patches in the mouth
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Difficulty with eating (chewing & swallowing)

If you feel that you are having symptoms, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Incisional Biopsy

Incisional biopsy will provide a small sample of the affected tissue for diagnosis. Your surgeon may determine that this method is best for your treatment if the lesion is in a hazardous location, it is large, or there is a suspicion of malignancy.

Excisional Biopsy

Excisional biopsy is a different method that includes complete removal of the lesion.

Contact Us