Upper Jaw And Gum Pain

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Definition

A gum biopsy is a surgery in which a small piece of gingival (gum) tissue is removed for examination.


Alternative Names

Biopsy - gingiva (gums)


How the test is performed

A painkiller is sprayed into the mouth in the area of the abnormal gum tissue. In some cases, a numbing injection may be used. A small piece of the gum tissue that appears abnormal is removed and checked for problems in the laboratory.


How to prepare for the test

There is no special preparation,...

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