Are you curious about potentially requiring a biopsy because you’ve noticed something has changed a bit with your mouth’s lining? Perhaps you are simply curious about this aspect of oral pathology. Maybe you already have a visit scheduled for this procedure! In any case, if you’d really like to learn more about what you can expect, what results mean, and more, there’s no time like the present to let us know! In order to give you a quick head start, our Cerritos, CA team is happy to offer up introductory answers to frequently asked questions.
Is A Biopsy A Sign Of Bad News?
Not at all! Consider, for instance, why you are at our dental surgery practice. Perhaps your general dentist wasn’t sure about something or didn’t have the expertise for your needs, so you came to us as the next step. When we cannot fully detect what’s going on with your smile without additional help, we send a biopsy to a lab for further details. It may prove to be something that requires treatment or your tissues are perfectly healthy.
If A Biopsy Is Negative, How Can I Help From Worrying Anyway?
There’s no need to worry. We know that this can shake your emotions up a bit but we remind you that once you receive a negative biopsy, it doesn’t mean we are through with you as a patient or “over” the concern. It simply means that there’s nothing that requires treatment. However, we will most certainly continue monitoring your oral health and that particular area of tissue to ensure all remains well.
Will A Biopsy Tell You Everything You Need To Know?
If you’re having some doubts because you don’t see how just one little biopsy could offer up all of the information our team could ever need, rest easy. First, remember that the examination of your tissue at a lab is quite a thorough and detailed process! In addition, remember that our team may also explore your oral health with other accurate forms of technology, such as digital X-rays. The goal, of course, is always to protect your smile and offer any required repairs.
Learn More About A Biopsy From Our Team
Protect your oral health and remember to come to us for care when you notice a change in your mouth’s lining, so we can help you! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.