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What is a gum biopsy and what does it tell you?

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In brief: 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 of reasons to do a biopsy, so you should probably wait for the pathologist to give you a result before you move further forward in the process.

In brief: 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 of reasons to do a biopsy, so you should probably wait for the pathologist to give you a result before you move further forward in the process.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
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In brief: 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 the cells in the sample are normal or if there are problems (like oral cancer or per-cancerous) and if any corrective action is necessary.
Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon for further details.

In brief: 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 the cells in the sample are normal or if there are problems (like oral cancer or per-cancerous) and if any corrective action is necessary.
Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon for further details.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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