Biopsies

oral biopsies

The smooth, pink skin lining the mouth is called mucosa. Abnormalities in the color or texture of this skin can sometimes indicate pathology. Any concerns with the skin in the mouth, a sore that is not healing properly or a lump on the inside of the cheeks, palate, gums or lips, may merit a biopsy so that the tissue sample can be tested for oral cancer. Please do not ignore these warning signs and be sure to mention any concerns you may have during your visit.

Mucosa plays a crucial role in oral health. Any deviations in its color or texture could signify underlying pathology. It’s essential to address any concerns promptly, especially regarding persistent sores, abnormal lumps, or irregularities on the cheeks, palate, gums, or lips. These signs may necessitate a biopsy to test for oral cancer. Your vigilance and communication during your visit are paramount—please don’t hesitate to discuss any concerns you may have.