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Performing Oral Biopsies in San Antonio, TX

Frequently, patients are referred to our esteemed oral surgery center for the evaluation of abnormal areas in their mouth or abnormalities detected on x-rays. Depending on various factors such as the location, history, severity, size, medications, and health background, our experienced oral surgeons may recommend a biopsy of the abnormality. At our oral surgery center in San Antonio, TX, we prioritize comprehensive and personalized care to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Learn more about what you can expect when you visit Bluebonnet Oral Surgery and Implants for biopsies or abscesses.

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What to Expect During Your Procedure

During your procedure for an oral surgery biopsy or abscess, you can expect the evaluation of any abnormal-looking areas in your mouth or abnormalities evident on an x-ray. Most biopsies are performed using local anesthesia. If the abnormal area is relatively small, it can be removed entirely in a procedure called an excisional biopsy. However, if the area is larger, a representative portion of the abnormal tissue may be removed in an incisional biopsy. Once the diagnosis is established, our oral surgeon can recommend the appropriate plan for definitive care and monitoring. In some cases, our oral surgeon may advise waiting before performing the biopsy. Rest assured, the decision to proceed will be based on your specific circumstances and the best course of action for your well-being.

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Types of Biopsies Performed

There are different types of biopsies that our oral surgery center offers, including incisional, excisional, and needle biopsies. In an incisional biopsy, a representative portion of the abnormal tissue is removed for further examination. This allows our oral surgeons to gather essential information about the nature of the abnormality. Conversely, an excisional biopsy involves the complete removal of the abnormal area. This type of biopsy is typically performed when the abnormality is small enough to be removed entirely. Finally, needle biopsies are used when a smaller tissue sample is needed. With the help of a specialized needle, our skilled oral surgeons can extract a targeted tissue sample for analysis. These different types of biopsies allow us to accurately diagnose oral conditions and recommend appropriate treatment plans for our patients.

Getting More Information About Biopsies

We welcome you to give us a call if you have any questions regarding biopsies and abscesses at Bluebonnet Oral Surgery and Implants. As these procedures are customized to your situation, an initial consultation is the best way to get started.

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