Oral Biopsy in Kansas City

Biopsies and Oral Pathology

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Local anesthesia or IV sedation

Expected Downtime:

3-5 days of mild to moderate soreness

Procedure Length:

20 minutes

# of Treatments Needed:

1-2 depending on the type of pathology

Understanding Areas of Suspicion

On occasion, a doctor or dentist might identify a lesion, bump or spot in a patient’s mouth that seems unusual. In many situations, a biopsy is the only way to identify the origin of the suspicious area. Trust Facial Surgery Group for the expertise in pathology required for an oral biopsy in Kansas City.

More Expedient Scheduling & More Affordable Than a Hospital

Scheduling an oral biopsy in Kansas City with Facial Surgery Group will most likely be faster and less costly than having the procedure done in a hospital. Upon referral, the suspicious area will be examined and possibly excised. The excised tissue is then sent to a board-certified oral pathologist for evaluation. Though the word “biopsy” can sound alarming, most pathology reports indicate benign results, and no further treatment is required.

Keep Up With Self-Exams

We would recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly. Remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores. Please contact us so we can assist you with any questions or concerns.

The Benefits of Biopsies

While a biopsy may sound frightening, rest assured that the majority of the time, nothing abnormal shows up on the results. It offers significant peace of mind by identifying suspicious oral pathology. If we do find something abnormal, the early detection of non-benign pathology can improve treatment.

Dedicated To Patient Comfort

At Facial Surgery Group, we take extreme pride in the work we do. Our oral surgeons and staff are all devoted to providing the best oral health care in Kansas City. We employ pleasant, passionate people who care about our patients’ experience from the moment you schedule through completion of your treatment, and beyond.

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Patient Stories

  • I grew up without much dental care. I was embarrassed by my teeth. I guess that somewhere along the lines, I learned to hide my smile. Then I had kids and naturally, their needs came first; music lessons, sports, braces, college. When the last one graduated from college, my husband insisted that it was my turn. My new teeth are beautiful. My husband says it was worth every penny. He says, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.

    - CG

  • I was so afraid to have my tooth pulled that I didn’t sleep the night before. Everybody there was so nice and made me feel so comfortable that it was a piece of cake. I don’t know how to thank you enough.

    - GM

  • I recently got my third implant over the last ten years from the Facial Surgery Group. Once again, all the staff I interacted with were professional, friendly and skilled at their jobs. I highly recommend them.

    - ACR

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Request an appointment at one of our locations in the Kansas City area to meet with an expert oral surgeon!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Biopsies