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What Happens During an Oral Cancer Biopsy?
Posted on 11/10/2019 by Scott Redlinger
Most often cancer is found during routine dental exams. Since it does not show any symptoms in the beginning stages, it is particularly important to pay attention to the mouth. If anything is out of the ordinary it is a good idea to schedule an exam and get a second opinion. If a tumor or growth is found, it may be recommended to get a biopsy on it. An oral cancer biopsy is a test to see if a tumor found in the mouth or throat is cancerous. Only a biopsy can confirm or deny whether there are cancerous cells present. There are a few types of biopsies for diagnosing oral cancers and here are some examples. Exfoliative CytologyIt is a pain-free, quick, and non-invasive way to test for cancer. The suspected area is scraped, and the cells are collected. They are then placed on a glass slide and stained with dye. Once viewed under a microscope, they are determined to be regular or irregular. If the latter, then a more in-depth biopsy is ordered. Incisional BiopsyDuring this type of biopsy, a small piece is incised from the offending area. If it is easily accessible it can be done in the doctor's office. If hard to reach it may be necessary to put under anesthetic in an operating room. Sometimes the doctor may have to perform an excisional biopsy, which removes all the suspected tissue as well as healthy tissue. In which case stitches may have to be used. The sample is then sent to a lab to determine what it is made up of. Once at the lab the samples will undergo rigorous testing to determine what type of cancer is present. After the presence of cancer is confirmed, treatment options can be discussed. If you suspect you may have oral cancer or if it runs in your family call us today to schedule your consultation....
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Oral Cancer Risks Go Beyond Smoking
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Make Sure to Ask Us Questions Before the Procedure So You Can Remember the Answers
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What Can Happen When an Abscess Bursts?
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Remedies for Nighttime Bruxism
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Reasons Why Your Jaw May Hurt and What Options You Have to Alleviate the Pain
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When Is the Optimal Time to Get Cleft Palate Surgery?
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Signs You Need to Treat Your Bruxism
4/10/2019
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A Lack of Vitamins Could Lead to Oral Health Problems We Would Then Have to Fix
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What to Do When Bleeding Happens After Oral Surgery
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How Long After Oral Surgery Should You Wait to Use Straws?
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Ideal Foods for Immediately After an Extraction
11/25/2018
How You Should Manage Your Bleeding After Oral Surgery
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Reasons You May Struggle with Jaw Pain Each Day
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Questions to Ask Prior to Oral Surgery
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How to Prepare Your Fridge for Oral Surgery Recovery
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How to Most Effectively Control Bleeding Following Oral Surgery
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How We Can Help You Prevent Denture Problems
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How to Manage Jaw Pain Until We Can See You
8/13/2018
What to Do if an Oral Piercing Breaks One of Your Teeth
7/20/2018
Do Oral Appliances Help with Sleep Apnea?
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Why You Need to Track Lumps in Your Mouth
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Types of Stitches Used in Oral Surgery
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Signs of an Infected Oral Piercing
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Risk Factors You May Have for Oral Cancer
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Scott M. Redlinger, DMD, MD

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