We care for each and every one of our patients at Carp Dental, which is why Dr. Carp, Dr. Oh, Dr. Yu, and Dr. Goldwater provide an oral biopsy to examine your oral health for abnormal occurrences.
An oral biopsy in Norristown, Pennsylvania, includes your dentist taking a tissue sample of your gums and sending it to a lab for analysis. This will allow specialists to detect the causes of abnormal tissue in the gums, which could possibly be oral cancer or noncancerous mouth sores. If they do find these abnormalities, your dentist will perform an oral biopsy to help diagnose and treat these problems. There are many ways the treatment can be done, including incisional biopsy, excisional biopsy, percutaneous core needle biopsy, and brush biopsy; your dentist will examine your situation and see which method is the best to help you. The process will typically involve your dentist injecting an anesthetic and also providing a sedative to help you calmly get through the procedure.
This operation is one where you will be able to return to normal activities within the same day, but you may be a little sore for a few days. Remember: if your gums bleed, become swollen, or remain sore for a long period of time, call your dentist as soon as you can.
For more information on oral biopsy, call our office today!