Your general dentist may refer you to our office for a surgical biopsy. Although the majority of biopsies are benign, it’s important to assess any unusual oral growth or lesion. During your biopsy, your NTFOS surgeon may remove a portion of tissue or the entire growth/lesion. A pathologist will examine the biopsy tissue and provide us with written findings. We’ll work in tandem with your general dentist to evaluate the need for treatment if the results of your biopsy deem that treatment is necessary.