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Most Common Questions We Get About Oral Biopsies
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Dr. Michael Allard
The word "biopsy" is one that no one wants to hear during any type of medical procedure. If we recommend an oral biopsy, you are going to have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most common questions, and their answers. What is an Oral Biopsy?An oral biopsy is a simple procedure in which a small amount of tissue is taken and then sent to the lab for analysis. If there is a lesion or a small lump, we could decide to remove that to have it analyzed. Does it Mean Cancer?An oral biopsy does not necessarily mean that you have cancer. It is the best way to look for cancer, but that is not the only thing that we will check for. We want to make sure that we know exactly what is going on, and then we will find the best way to treat you. What Happens After an Oral Biopsy?The first thing that we will let you know after the biopsy is what your aftercare should be. If the biopsy was on your lip, you will want to put ice on it. If the biopsy was on your tongue or your gums, try ice chips instead. There could be some swelling and some pain as well. The ice will help with the swelling. We will prescribe something for the pain if you need it. Make sure you follow the instructions, and do not drive if you took prescription pain medication. Do not let fear of the unknown keep you from making an appointment if you have a problem with your mouth. The sooner you come in to see us, the sooner we can learn what is going on. Even if it is cancer, we will want to start treating it as soon as possible....
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What to Do with Uneven Jaw Growth?
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How an Oral Splint Can Help Relieve TMJ Discomfort
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How a Dislocated Jaw is Treated
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How Sleep and TMJ Problems Are Connected
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We Can Help with Ringing in Your Ears If You Tell Us Soon Enough
9/10/2018
How Texture Changes in Your Mouth Could Be Pointing to Oral Cancer
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How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open and Snoring Damages Your Oral Health
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7/10/2018
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Why Are Abscesses So Dangerous?
6/10/2018
How Long Can You Rely on Temporary Dental Implants Before the Real Ones Are Ready?
5/20/2018
How Does an Oral Surgeon Remove an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2018
How to Heal Following Having Stitches Removed
4/20/2018
How Oral Surgeons Can Also Help Place Hearing Aids
4/10/2018
Pros and Cons of Bone Grafting Procedures
3/20/2018
Learning How to Speak with Oral Surgeons when you Have Concerns
3/10/2018
How The Jaw is Affected By All on 4 Implants
2/20/2018
How Mouth Guards Reduce Tooth Damage
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Aggravating Foods When You Suffer from TMD
1/30/2018
What Most People Want to Know Before All on 4
1/20/2018
What Can Happen if Your Jaw Grows Unevenly?
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What Activities to Avoid When You Have TMD
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Starting the Conversation about TMJ with Your Oral Surgeon
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Signs You Need to Get an Oral Cancer Screening
11/17/2017
How Posture Impacts Your Jaw
10/23/2017
Getting Help if a Crown Cracks Off
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How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Take to Come In?
9/25/2017
Having a Second Root Canal Can Get Anything Left Behind After the First
9/15/2017
How to Lower Your Chances of Implant Rejection
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Signs You Have an Infected Oral Piercing
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The Dangers Oral Surgeons See with Oral Piercings
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Talking to an Oral Surgeon About a Cracked Tooth
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Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
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Uncommon Signs of Oral Cancer
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What is a Tuberosity Reduction?
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Top 6 Questions People Have About Dental Implants
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Does Your Entire Mouth Need to Be Reconstructed?
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Could a Single Nerve Cause TMJ Misery?
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12/30/2016
Talk to Your Oral Surgeon About Ringing in Your Ears
12/20/2016
Things to Remember When Recovering From Oral Surgery
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Keeping Your Jaw From Hurting This Winter
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When Your Jaw Clicks, Go In and See Your Oral Surgeon
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Healing After Bone Grafting: What You Should Know
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Foods to Avoid When Your TMJ Hurts
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Getting Dental Implants, Consider Some Diet Restrictions
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Ever Get That Feeling That You're Going to be a Star?
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What is Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery?
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Recovering from Oral Surgery
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Do I Need a Sinus Lift?
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Helping Your Dental Implant to be Successful
6/20/2016
3 Surprising Symptoms of a TMJ Problem
5/30/2016
When Does Surgical Tooth Extraction Become a Necessity?
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Treating a Dislocated or Fractured Jaw
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Can an X-Ray Detect Oral Cancer?
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Don't Treat Snoring by Simply Canceling Out the Noise
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Important Info about Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
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Can't You Just Teach Yourself to Stop Clenching Your Teeth?
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Anesthesia and Oral Surgery
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