Oral biopsy treatment is a medical procedure when a small portion of your problematic gum tissue is extracted to examine at the laboratory, which confirms the diagnosis and severity of your gum disease. This procedure is usually done under local anesthesia and it is a short process of about 15 minutes from start to finish, including the stitches after extraction. The stitches take about 2 weeks to dissolve.
Usually, this procedure is done to confirm and advise treatment for any abnormal gum growths and possible cancerous symptoms.
Your dentist will suggest having an oral biopsy to help diagnose:
Any ulcer growths, swellings or sores on your gums