A soft tissue biopsy is a precise and minimally invasive procedure essential for diagnosing various conditions affecting the soft tissues within the oral cavity, including the gums, tongue and lining of the mouth. This simple yet crucial diagnostic tool plays a pivotal role in identifying abnormalities such as oral lesions, ulcers or suspicious growths, providing valuable insights into the nature of the condition.

The process of a soft tissue biopsy involves the careful removal of a small tissue sample from the affected area. This procedure is quick, usually completed within a matter of minutes and is performed with utmost care to ensure patient comfort and minimal discomfort. The collected sample is then sent for microscopic examination, where specialists scrutinize the tissue at a cellular level to identify any signs of disease, including oral cancer or pre-cancerous conditions as well as periodontal disease.

Undergoing a soft tissue biopsy can significantly aid in early detection and accurate diagnosis, thereby enabling the formulation of a tailored treatment plan. This is critical for addressing your specific needs, improving treatment outcomes and, in cases of serious conditions like cancer, potentially saving lives.

At Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics, we are committed to providing comprehensive care with a focus on patient safety and comfort. Our periodontists and team utilize the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that your biopsy procedure is as smooth and painless as possible. If you have concerns about changes in your oral health, or have been advised to undergo a biopsy, please reach out to us. We are here to guide you through the process, from consultation to diagnosis and treatment, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.

Call 402-614-7022 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Takanari Miyamoto or Dr. Melissa Lang and learn more about soft tissue biopsies in La Vista, Nebraska!