Procedure Overview

A biopsy is a procedure in which a tissue sample is removed from a patient and submitted for laboratory examination. After we send the biopsy to the lab a pathologist uses a microscope to look at the tissue more closely.

Why do I need a biopsy?

A biopsy is typically recommended when there is an area of tissue in the body that is not normal. When a patient’s clinical picture, past medical history, or imaging does not let us know what the abnormal tissue is, the biopsy is the indicated procedure.

How is the biopsy done?

Before we send the biopsy to the lab, we create a list of possible things that it could be. This is known as a differential diagnosis. This will also help us in choosing the type of biopsy technique needed.

Most of the time, we can remove a small piece (incisional) or completely remove the entire lesion (excisional) with local numbing. A request form is filled out for the pathologist. The tissue is accurately labelled and sent in a special bottle to the lab for the pathologist to examine it under the microscope. The biopsy area usually requires a few sutures to make sure it heals nicely.

It usually takes about 10 days for us to receive the results of the biopsy from the pathologist. Occasionally, we can expedite this process.  We schedule our patients for a follow-up appointment to review the results and take the opportunity to check on healing.  Any further treatment required will be guided by the biopsy results and discussed.

At Blueridge OMS we take pride in providing the best care possible.Your safety, privacy and comfort are of the utmost importance.

— Dr. Osama Soliman

Digital Workflow Process


Photographs, CBCT, Intraoral scan

Virtual Show & Tell

Custom parts ordered and design completed

3D Printed Surgical Guides

Planned with your dentist/denturist and our laboratory and implant partners

Surgery Day

Surgical Suites or Operating Room​ prepared. Options for awake, IV sedation or General anesthesia​ with in house Anesthesiologist for larger reconstructive surgery.

Surgery Follow Ups

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