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What Goes in an Oral Biopsy?



Posted on 4/15/2020 by Vladana Babcic Tal DMD
What Goes in an Oral Biopsy? Cancers of the head and neck are considered oral cancers. They can also include your mouth and a part of your throat that affects the tonsils and the base of your lounge. During a biopsy procedure, our dental surgeons will seek to remove all affected tissue from your mouth and throat and send it to a lab to be tested for signs of cancer. If it is confirmed cancer cells are present in the sample, we rely on the heavily accredited recommendation of the testing pathologist for a recommendation on how to treat the particular strand presented in each case.

3 Types of Biopsy Procedure Options

The American Cancer Society has identified three types of oral biopsy procedures that are performed at our office as an outpatient procedure. “Exfoliative Cytology” is an in and out procedure where our oral surgeon will scrape and test suspicious areas. The procedure is quick and does not cause any pain or discomfort. The “Incisional Biopsy” will require anesthesia either in our office or in an operating room, where the affected areas are cut out and the wound is closed with dissolvable stitches that typically disappear within 2 weeks. Finally, the “Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy” is associated with lumps in your neck. If we see a lump in your neck, we may order this type of biopsy, which is done in-office, with a very thin needle that draws out the fluids from the affected area. This procedure does require numbing the area prior to injection. In and out biopsies do not require you do any extensive preparation. We will always review all of your health concerns, records and current medications to determine the best treatment course for you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons so we can assist you.
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