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Biopsy/Oral Pathology (Oral Cancer Screening) - Kenmore, WA

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Purple Oral Cancer RibbonWhen you come in to our Kenmore, WA office for an evaluation, we will perform a thorough oral cancer screening. We look at the entire anatomy of the mouth, including the lips, tongue and uvula. If we discover an abnormality, we will perform a biopsy.

A biopsy involves the removal of some or all of the abnormal tissue, which we send to a pathology lab for an examination. If it's troublesome, we will recommend follow-up care. Typically, biopsies will identify oral cancer as well as non-cancerous mouth sores.

Biopsies are usually performed under local anesthesia, with a numbing injection. We remove the tissue, then repair it with stitches. In most cases, the stitches will dissolve in about two weeks. The entire process, from start to finish, takes about 15 minutes. There's no special preparation for a biopsy.

After the numbness wears off, the area may be sore for a few days, which can usually be relieved with over-the-counter medication. Since the stitches are dissolvable, a review appointment is not always necessary, but we will call to discuss biopsy results.

To schedule an appointment with our Kenmore, WA office, please call us today at 425.486.9111.

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Implant and Periodontal Associates Northwest

Uplake Professional Center
5723 NE Bothell Way, Suite C & D
Kenmore, WA 98028

Phone: 425.486.9111
Fax: 425.489.1923


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