ExcisionIf you are having an incisional or excisional open biopsy, your doctor will make a small incision through the skin. You may feel some pressure or minor discomfort when the biopsy is taken or the lesion is removed. However, because of the topical anesthesia, you should not feel any pain.Electrocauterization may be needed to stop any bleeding. This procedure involves the use of an electric current or laser to seal blood vessels. In some cases, your doctor will use stitches to close the open area and speed your recovery. Sometimes, the stitches are absorbableラmeaning they dissolve naturally. If not, they will need to be removed in about a week. You could take over-the-counter pain relievers if you are experiencing discomfort in your mouth. You should eat soft foods, rinse with warm saltwater, and use antibacterial rinses for the first few days. You may also need to take antibiotics. You should return to your dentist after two weeks in order to get the results of the biopsy and make sure that you are healing properly.Certain types of oral surgery will cause bleeding for several days and if there is excessive bleeding from a biopsy then you must get in touch with your oral surgeon. There is a small chance that the area will be infected after the surgery. This is because there are so many bacteria in the mouth. Surgeons will recommend that you use antibacterial rinses, antibiotics, and maybe even both in order to minimize the risks of infection. During the surgery, there is a risk that your surgeon will damage some of the nerves and blood vessels. X-rays and your surgeonメs knowledge of anatomy will help you minimize these risks.If there is increased swelling, chills, fever, and persistent bleeding or numbness after a biopsy then you should get in touch with your oral surgeon right away.Incisional and excisional biopsies of oral mucosal lesions are procedures the dental practitioner should employ for total patient care. Indications and contraindications for obtaining biopsy specimens are outlined in this article. Also, basic and adjunctive surgical techniques are described with an emphasis on a continuum of care until resolution.

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