Because of its high false-negative rate, it has never been particularly effective. 1. Getting some rest and maintaining good oral hygiene will also help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. Getting some rest and maintaining good oral hygiene will also help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. Because the oral tissues are rich in blood vessels, some bleeding is normal for a period of time afterward. Because the oral tissues are rich in blood vessels, some bleeding is normal for a period of time afterward. Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn’t take long.

Although the majority of oral lesions are benign, if there is any possibility that the growth could be cancerous or pre-cancerous, it’s likely that a biopsy will be performed. We are always on the lookout for signs of these potentially serious conditions. In addition, some systemic diseases (such as diabetes, Crohn’s disease, and heart disease) may produce effects that can be observed in the mouth. “Pregnancy Tumors,” benign red swellings that may form on gum tissue of pregnant women due to hormonal changes. Lichen Planus, an inflammatory disease that sometimes causes discomfort. Leukoplakia, a condition that causes white patches to form inside the mouth. Fibroma, a thickened mass that may feel like a lump in the lining of the mouth.


The tissue sample will be sent to a pathologist, who examines it under a microscope for signs of disease. Lesions may resemble white or red spots or lumps (tumors), but they are typically benign. Lesions may resemble white or red spots or lumps (tumors), but they are typically benign. Lesions may resemble white or red spots or lumps (tumors), but they are typically benign. Occasionally, an abnormality such as a lesion (an unusual localized change in your tissues) is found that needs to be examined further. Occasionally, an abnormality such as a lesion (an unusual localized change in your tissues) is found that needs to be examined further. Occasionally, an abnormality such as a lesion (an unusual localized change in your tissues) is found that needs to be examined further.

Occasionally, an abnormality such as a lesion (an unusual localized change in your tissues) is found that needs to be examined further. Occasionally, an abnormality such as a lesion (an unusual localized change in your tissues) is found that needs to be examined further. Occasionally, an abnormality such as a lesion (an unusual localized change in your tissues) is found that needs to be examined further. If needed, additional tests or diagnostic imaging (X-rays or other methods) may be used to aid in diagnosis. If needed, additional tests or diagnostic imaging (X-rays or other methods) may be used to aid in diagnosis. Your face, mouth, and neck will then be visually inspected, and certain areas may be palpated (gently touched or pressed with fingers) or probed (touched with a small instrument). Your face, mouth, and neck will then be visually inspected, and certain areas may be palpated (gently touched or pressed with fingers) or probed (touched with a small instrument).

Your face, mouth, and neck will then be visually inspected, and certain areas may be palpated (gently touched or pressed with fingers) or probed (touched with a small instrument). Most of the time, it’s simple: You will be asked about any changes you have noticed, or symptoms you may be experiencing. Most of the time, it’s simple: You will be asked about any changes you have noticed, or symptoms you may be experiencing. Most of the time, it’s simple: You will be asked about any changes you have noticed, or symptoms you may be experiencing. Most of the time, it’s simple: You will be asked about any changes you have noticed, or symptoms you may be experiencing. Most of the time, it’s simple: You will be asked about any changes you have noticed, or symptoms you may be experiencing. In fact, when it comes to detecting certain oral or systemic (whole-body) diseases, a thorough dental exam may be your first line of defense.

These include areas around and inside the mouth (such as the lips, gums, hard and soft palate, and the tongue) as well as outside the mouth (the skin, muscles and glands in the neck, and the temporomandibular joint). These include areas around and inside the mouth (such as the lips, gums, hard and soft palate, and the tongue) as well as outside the mouth (the skin, muscles and glands in the neck, and the temporomandibular joint). These include areas around and inside the mouth (such as the lips, gums, hard and soft palate, and the tongue) as well as outside the mouth (the skin, muscles and glands in the neck, and the temporomandibular joint). ***Staff Specialist, Cytopathology. These include areas around and inside the mouth (such as the lips, gums, hard and soft palate, and the tongue) as well as outside the mouth (the skin, muscles and glands in the neck, and the temporomandibular joint).