One of the most important roles an oral surgeon has is to evaluate and diagnose pathology of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Why do I need a biopsy?
Early and accurate diagnosis will benefit the patient by avoiding excessive laboratory studies, minimize ineffective medications, and may limit invasive procedures. Many times the diagnosis is straightforward however there are situations where a variety of conditions share similar characteristics. In these situations a biopsy may be necessary to determine the diagnosis. This biopsy can usually be completed with local anesthesia; however, there are occasions where sedation may be beneficial.