What is an Oral Biopsy?
Oral Biopsy is a surgical procedure to obtain tissue from the patient’s oral cavity, for microscopic examination, usually to perform a diagnosis.
Purpose of an Oral Biopsy
An Oral Biopsy can be performed for several reasons. Sometimes:
- there are inflammatory changes in the oral cavity of unknown cause that persist for long periods;
- an oral lesion interferes with proper oral function;
- for bone lesions that are not specifically identified by clinical examination and X-rays, or any oral lesion that has the characteristics of a malignancy.