Biopsy is needed to assess any unexplained oral abnormalities. If there is an area that bleeds easily, an ulcer that grows rapidly, or a change in pigmentation (tissue color), you should speak to your dentist immediately to discuss the possibility of malignancies. Even the most experienced dental clinicians may have difficulty in distinguishing innocent changes in the lining of the mouth versus changes that could represent cancer. For this reason, an oral biopsy is crucial to assess the need for treatment.
Dr. Hariri routinely performs oral biopsies to evaluate suspicious areas and to put to rest any concerns of malignancies. This ensures correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment as needed. Most importantly, it ensures a peace of mind!