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Milpitas area dentist describes the dental biopsy

The thought of cancer can be scary. However, early detection is incredibly important. When it comes to oral cancer, it is essential to visit the dentist regularly to check for any unusual lesions in the mouth that may be an indication of cancerous cells. When patients are examined, the team of the Center for Implant Dentistry will assess their oral health and wellness. If there is an unusual lesion or substantial change in the mouth, our team may suggest patients undergo a dental biopsy.

A dental biopsy is a routine procedure done to check for the abnormal tissues in the mouth. An analysis is done in a dental laboratory to look for cancerous cells in the tissue sample. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry believe it is incredibly important to check unusual issues in the mouth for cancer.

Most biopsies take approximately two weeks for results. The biopsy results will reveal if the lesion is cancerous. If it is determined that oral cancer is present, the dentist will work with patients to ensure they have the lesion fully removed. Patients who have had oral cancer will want to visit their dentist regularly to keep tabs on any other possible developments.

The early detection of precancerous lesions is essential. Patients will have an oral cancer screening done at each visit when they see our dental team. The biopsy is a simple surgery done with local anesthetics for comfort to remove a small portion of the tissue. This tissue is sent to an outside laboratory. Our dental team will call a patient as soon as the results are received to let them know if any precancerous cells were detected in their biopsy sample.

If you reside in or around the Milpitas area of California and are interested in visiting a dental group who understands the importance of a thorough dental examination, contact the team of the Center for Implant Dentistry today to schedule a consultation visit and examination. We may suggest a dental biopsy if there is an area of concern.

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