Throughout the medical field, a biopsy is simply the removal of a tissue sample to determine if it is diseased. In dentistry, teeth and gums are sent for biopsy. The role of a biopsy in the dental industry is to diagnose oral cancer. In these instances, a brush biopsy is used to identify oral lesions that warrant further attention.

If you have unexplained lesions in your mouth, they need to be examined by a dentist. They may or may not be cancerous, but they need medical attention, nonetheless. You can schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Stella O. Nnadi, online, or you can give our dental practice a call at 704-688-7588 for more information about oral biopsies in Charlotte, North Carolina.