A gum biopsy is a surgery in which a small piece of gingival (gum) tissue is removed and examined. Biopsy is essential if there is a clinical suspicion of malignancy, such as an enlarging mass, chronic ulceration, tissue friability, induration on palpation, or persistence of mucosal changes despite removal of local irritants. 

Biopsy Techniques

  • Incisional biopsy 

Incisonal provides a representative sample of tissue for diagnostic purposes.

  • Excisitional Biopsy

Excisional biopsy is the complete removal of a lesion for functional and aesthetic purposes, as well as confirm the clinical diagnosis.

  • Punch Biopsy

Punch biopsy may be used for either incisional biopsy or excision of a small lesion at an accessible site.