A biopsy is a procedure and can detect any unhealthy areas in your mouth. Our friendly and educated dentist will utilize a gum biopsy to diagnose causes of abnormal gum tissue. These causes can include oral cancer and noncancerous growths or lesions.
There are different types of biopsies; however, the most popular is an incisional biopsy. When we perform this kind of biopsy, we will remove a portion of suspicious tissue and examine it under a microscope.
There are many reasons why we may recommend you receive a biopsy. Some of these reasons include a sore or lesion on your gum that has lasted longer than two weeks, a white or red patch on your gum, ulcers on your gum, swelling of your gum that does not go away, and changes in your gums that cause loose teeth.