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Need a Biopsy? What to Expect Torrance, CA

Need a Biopsy? What to Expect

Doctor Instructions Torrance CA

Dental biopsies are fairly common. If your dentist sees an irregular area of tissue inside of your mouth, the best thing to do is for them to order a biopsy.

Sometimes your family dentist will perform the biopsy. Other times, they’ll refer you to a specialist to have the biopsy conducted. At Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we accept referrals for dental biopsies and can provide the answers that you’re looking for.

Dental biopsies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are strictly soft-tissue and restricted to the outer layer of cells of your soft oral tissues. A “brush biopsy” can collect a limited number of soft tissue cells at the atypical area. They are then inspected under a microscope for abnormalities.

Punch biopsies involve removing a larger area of tissue at a specific point of your mouth. They do collect a deeper level of tissue, so it’s fairly common to have some tenderness at that area after the biopsy is collected. Like a brush biopsy, the tissue is sent to a pathology lab where an expert will segment out the different layers of tissue and analyze it under a microscope.

A surgical biopsy may be required if there is an abnormality down inside of the jaw or bone, such as a cyst or tumor. Typically, the cyst is removed and a portion of it is sent to the lab for analysis.

Most pathology reports are returned to our oral surgery clinic within about 2-4 weeks. At that time, we’ll have you return to our office to review the findings and explain what they mean.

Early diagnosis of abnormal tissue is often a lifesaving step when it comes to combatting deadly diseases. If you need a biopsy, contact us immediately.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.