If you have an abnormal growth or lesion on your gums or other soft tissues in your mouth, your dentist may order a biopsy to collect more information for a diagnosis. At San Antonio Surgical Arts, with five offices located throughout San Antonio, Seguin, and New Braunfels, Texas, Michael Casillas, DDS; Michael Gissell Jr., DDS, MD; and LaVan Parker III, DDS, are board-certified oral surgeons experienced at performing biopsies. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today for expert biopsy services and other oral surgical procedures.
A biopsy is the surgical removal of a small piece of tissue, teeth, or bone for further examination to check for signs of disease or other irregularity. The team at San Antonio Surgical Arts performs biopsies to provide a diagnosis and guide further treatment if necessary.
The oral surgeons at San Antonio Surgical Arts perform a number of biopsy procedures to collect cell and tissue samples that an oral pathology specialist then examines for signs of oral diseases.
If your dentist or oral surgeon identifies abnormalities such as red or white patches or swollen lumps on your gums or other soft tissues in your mouth, they may order a biopsy to diagnose the issue and inform the correct course of treatment.