Information on Biopsies


If you or your child have noticed any changes or any symptoms in their mouth it is best to have an oral examination. Occasionally an abnormality will be found that may need to be examined further. These abnormalities are usually benign, however, it is better to err on the side of caution and receive a biopsy. The biopsy can involve making a small incision and removing a part of the area in question. This tissue sample will be sent to a pathologist who will examine it further under a microscope for any sign of disease.