Soft Tissue Biopsies

Suspicious-looking spots in your mouth, on your tongue, gums, or the roof of your mouth sometimes indicate the need for a biopsy. Lumps in the mouth or the gums that have changed in color, size, or texture, a lesion that will not heal, or any area in the mouth that seems different from normal might prompt a soft tissue biopsy.

Dr. Brown will surgically remove a small part (or the entire lesion, if appropriate) of the tissue and send it to a laboratory for examination. At the lab, the specimen will be analyzed for abnormalities which could be a sign of disease, infection, or injury. After the lab reports to Dr. Brown, she will notify you of any further treatment that may be needed.

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