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.
Incisonal provides a representative sample of tissue for diagnostic purposes.
Excisional biopsy is the complete removal of a lesion for functional and aesthetic purposes, as well as confirm the clinical diagnosis.
Punch biopsy may be used for either incisional biopsy or excision of a small lesion at an accessible site.