A tongue biopsy is a minor surgery that is performed to eliminate a tiny piece of the tongue. The tissue is then examined under a microscope.
Like any biopsy, this minor out-patient procedure renders an expert with a tissue sample for microscopic assessment to decide the type of cells causing the abnormality.
Depending upon the nature of the abnormality, you will know ahead of time the type of tongue biopsy you will go through so you can prepare yourself physically and mentally. It is commonly one of two types:
A tongue biopsy can be performed utilizing a needle.
A few kinds of tongue biopsies eliminate a thin slice of tissue. Medication to numb the region will be used. Others are done under general anesthesia, (enabling you to be asleep and pain free) so that a larger region might be taken out and examined.
Post-tongue biopsy recovery may also include slight swelling or uneasiness in the biopsy region, yet it ought to subside within a couple of days. Bleeding must be minimal, particularly whenever stitched. In any case, the region keeps on bleeding, applying pressure with a washcloth, gauze, or cotton swab for 10 minutes ought to stop the bleeding.
You can continue eating, brushing, and flossing normally on the same day after the procedure. Simply take care not to bite or irritate the region. Most likely, you will be able to get back to work or school the next day.
While you’re out carrying on with life, a pathologist will examine your tissue sample in a lab.
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