Biopsies specialist

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Oral biopsies can determine signs of cancer or diagnose other concerning issues in your mouth. If you have any abnormalities, the experts at Solomon Family Dentistry perform biopsies to identify your source of concern and get to the root cause. Call the location nearest you in Summerville or Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, or book your appointment online today.

What are oral biopsies?

If you or your dentist notice any unusual bumps or growths in your mouth, your provider removes a small sample (biopsy) of the affected tissue and sends it to a lab for further inspection. 

To perform an oral biopsy, your Solomon Family Dentistry provider takes a small tissue sample from your mouth. Once they have an accurate diagnosis, they can offer you a customized treatment plan if needed. 

Statistics show that an estimated 54,000 Americans will receive an oral cancer diagnosis this year. That’s why you want to find out if cancer cells reside in the abnormalities in your mouth. If your provider finds cancer cells, they can start your treatment plan right away.

When are biopsies necessary?

If uncommon or out-of-the-ordinary symptoms appear on your lips or in your mouth, your dentist can perform a biopsy to rule out or confirm the presence of an oral disease.

You may need a biopsy if you notice:

  • Mouth lesions that won’t heal
  • Growths or bumps inside your mouth
  • Red or white patches on the inside of your cheeks, gums, or tongue
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Consistent pain in your mouth, ear, or both
  • Pain when you swallow

If you have any of these symptoms, contact your provider for an appointment to get an accurate diagnosis right away. You can’t always detect oral cancer from symptoms alone. That’s why you should keep your annual, routine visits with your dentist to monitor the condition of your oral health.

How can I avoid the need for oral biopsies?

When you take a proactive role in your oral health, you can lower your risk of oral complications. Your dentist recommends that you:

  • Brush your teeth and tongue at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Don’t smoke cigarettes, cigars, or pipes
  • Don’t chew tobacco
  • Limit your alcohol intake

When you incorporate these practices into your lifestyle, you’re likely to maintain good oral health.

What are the benefits of oral biopsies?

An oral biopsy gives you answers. If you have an oral issue that has a diagnosis requiring treatment, then your provider can implement an action plan quickly. However, if the biopsy rules out reasons for concern, then you can relax and not worry. 

If you have reason to believe that you might need an oral biopsy, call Solomon Family Dentistry or book your appointment online today.

Services we provide

At Solomon Family Dentistry we provide simple and surgical extractions, root canals, tooth splints, repairs of existing crowns or bridges, adjustments or repairs to complete dentures or partials, and more. We have the latest technology from digital x rays, to a digital panorex, to a 3D CT cone beam. Our goal is for your problem to be resolved same day. We do, however, hold ourselves to the highest standards so if we cannot handle the complete treatment of your root canal or extraction, we do have specialists that we may refer you to.
Solomon Family Dentistry

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS):  843-486-2990
ADDRESS: 1971 North Main Street
Summerville, SC 29486

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS):  843-300-1635
ADDRESS: 110 Parish Farms Dr
Summerville, SC 29486

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS):  843-419-1365
ADDRESS: 108 Parish Farms Drive
Summerville, SC 29486

SFD Knightsville
✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS): 843-970-7299
ADDRESS: 497 W. Butternut Road
Summerville, SC 29483

✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS): 843-419-1368
ADDRESS: 491 W. Butternut Road
Summerville, SC 29483

SFD Mount Pleasant
✆ PHONE (APPOINTMENTS): 843-970-7292
ADDRESS: 3102 N Hwy 17
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466