Oral Biopsy Services in South Ogden & Kaysville, UT

Addressing abnormalities in the oral and maxillofacial region is paramount. To uphold your oral health and protect against concerning conditions and diseases, look to one of the leading oral biopsy specialists in South Ogden & Kaysville, UT. Cassity Implants and Periodontics is your source for trusted oral pathology services.
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Upholding Your Periodontal Health

Cassity Implants and Periodontics goes beyond industry standards to ensure our patients maintain pristine oral health. This is especially true for periodontal tissues. During routine check-ups, we may perform an oral cancer screening and a comprehensive examination to assess the hard and soft tissues. If abnormalities are detected, we may recommend an oral cancer biopsy.

What Is a Biopsy?

An oral biopsy is a minor procedure that involves removing a small tissue sample for laboratory testing under a microscope. This tissue is typically harvested from an abnormal-looking area. The most common areas for dental biopsies include the gums, inner cheeks, and tongue.
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Periodontal Oral Biopsy

As periodontists, we specialize in gum biopsies. During a gum biopsy, we remove a small portion of the gingival tissue from the areas that surround and support your teeth. This enables us to diagnose and create custom treatment plans for common gingival concerns, such as oral cancer, noncancerous growths, and noncancerous lesions.

Signs You May Need an Oral Biopsy

Unexplainable changes to the maxillofacial and oral region are indicative of more complex conditions. Reasons to pursue an oral cavity biopsy include:

  • White or red mouth patches
  • Sores or lesions that won’t heal
  • Ulcers
  • Relentless sore throat
  • Trouble swallowing or chewing
  • Lumps, rough patches, or thickening tissue
  • Bite changes
  • Jaw/facial pain or swelling
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Types of Biopsies

Oral biopsy procedures are used to determine the root cause of a symptom or abnormality. An oral biopsy is a crucial component in diagnosing oral cancer and other potentially harmful conditions. At Cassity Implants and Periodontics, we use four types of oral biopsy procedures, including:
  • Incisional oral biopsy
  • Excisional oral biopsy
  • Brush oral biopsy
  • Percutaneous oral biopsy

Incisional Oral Biopsy

Incisional oral biopsy procedures are the most common types of oral biopsies. During this procedure, a small piece of tissue is cut away from the abnormal area using a scalpel or other specialized tool. If the abnormality is deep inside the tissue, this type of biopsy may require minor oral surgery.

Excisional Oral Biopsy

Excisional oral biopsy procedures are used when the entire abnormality requires removal. During this procedure, the whole growth or lesion is cut away from the rest of the tissue. This is usually performed on abnormalities that are easy to access.

Brush Oral Biopsy

A brush biopsy is the least invasive oral biopsy. During this procedure, we gather tissue by forcefully rubbing a brush against the abnormality. The brush scrapes off a small sample of cells through exfoliation. This procedure is usually reserved for issues that do not require an immediate, more invasive biopsy.

Percutaneous Oral Biopsy

Percutaneous oral biopsy procedures are reserved for deeper growths or lesions. During this procedure, we use a fine biopsy needle or core biopsy needle to carefully remove tissue through the skin. This is particularly useful when we need a more extensive tissue sample.

Treatment for Oral Biopsy Results

Treatment for oral pathology conditions varies depending on the nature of the growth of the lesion. Depending on the results of the oral biopsy, we may recommend treatments such as medication to relieve infections or surgery to remove benign or malignant growths. Once we receive the pathology results, our team will discuss your treatment options with you.

Oral Biopsy Recovery

Most biopsies are considered minimally invasive. However, at Cassity Implants and Periodontics, we still use a local anesthetic to numb the area during your oral biopsy procedure. Once the procedure is complete and the anesthetic wears off, there will be relatively little pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding, or discomfort.

Oral Biopsy Aftercare

For patients who experience minor symptoms following their oral biopsy procedure, we recommend over-the-counter pain medications, such as Advil or Tylenol. These symptoms will typically subside within 48 hours. Additionally, our specialists will provide detailed post-operative instructions to help mitigate the development of complications.

Choose Cassity Implants and Periodontics

With our state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and time-honored periodontists, Cassity Implants and Periodontics is your trusted source for comprehensive oral biopsy procedures. We are committed to patient comfort and expedited results, helping you secure prompt and effective treatment to protect and uphold your oral health.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Oral Biopsy

Addressing oral abnormalities promptly is the key to mitigating more complex and concerning conditions. Opt for early intervention with trusted specialists who value your health and comfort at Cassity Implants and Periodontics in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT. Contact us today to schedule your examination.

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