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Gum biopsy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Sampling: The gum is part of your mouth (around the teeth). A biopsy of it is usually done to try and document a specific disease or process. There are hundreds ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Plenty of info: Biopsy procedure is performed by trimming off a sample of gum tissue which is sent to a laboratory for evaluation by a specialist who can determine if ... Read More

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Probably ok. : It sounds like a condition called leukoplakia. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukoplakia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354405 It could be fro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony D'Amico
53 years experience Dentistry
Bruising: Could be from vigorous brushing with a too hard toothbrush, piercings or other things you are doing with your mouth. Use a soft toothbrush and treat y ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Biopsy results: The best person to answer this question for you is the dentist who took the biopsy. He\she knows your complete medical and dental history and has pers ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Uncertain diagnosis: It appears that your doctor is not certain of the diagnosis and a biopsy is a good way to resolve the issue. A biopsy is not needed for an abscess, bu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Be sure what it is : Black spot in gum, especially if it is new finding should be biopsied, want to rule out potentially serious problems like melanoma. Probably a benign ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Be patient: Do you smoke? Consume much alcohol? These are 2 major bad influences but try to be patient. There is no way to be sure of anything until you get the ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes!!: examining tissue is the most accurate way to determine the type of lesion you have. The specimen obtained needs to be processed and then examined und ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Leave it alone: All young adult have at least one palpable node, usually more. If it's stable and not obviously abnormal, it's almost certainly your friend.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Brigham
50 years experience Orthodontics
Seek dental consult: Redness and swelling in the mouth usually indicates infection. White spots often indicate an inflammatory condition referred to as a stomatitis, viral ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Do it!: If you have undiagnosed white patches by all means let them do a biopsy better safe then sorry.
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