Biopsy of Oral Lesion

A biopsy is completed when oral tissue does not appear within normal limits. The biopsy is accomplished after the local anesthetic is administered and by obtaining a specimen of abnormal tissue or the entire lesion. It is then sent to an oral pathologist for analysis. The pathologist will evaluate the specimen and determine if the tissue is normal or abnormal. This determination will provide a diagnosis and will be communicated to you and your dentist. If additional treatment is recommended, a regimen or plan will be discussed with you.