Throughout the medical field, a biopsy is simply the removal of a tissue sample to determine if it is diseases. The role of a biopsy in the dental industry is to diagnose oral cancer. In these instances, a brush biopsy may be used to identify oral lesions that warrant further attention. In some cases, we may refer you to one of our expert specialists for further examination.
If you have unexplained lesions in your mouth, they need to be examined by a dentist. They may or may not be cancerous, but they need medical attention nonetheless. It is important to stay up to date with your dental examinations. In addition to evaluating the health of your teeth and gums, we do a full oral cancer screening at every periodic and complete exam.