Lumps, bumps, and color changes involving the tissues of the mouth can be a cause for concern. While often harmless, these changes may represent an aggressive process, including oral cancer.
Early treatment is important. Any lump, bump, or sore in your mouth that does not disappear within 10 days should be evaluated. If your dental professional agrees that something looks suspicious, a biopsy may be recommended.
A biopsy involves removal of a piece of the suspicious tissue which is then sent for microscopic examination. North Sound Oral Surgery works closely with the specialists in the Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Laboratory at the University of Washington Dental School for quick and accurate diagnosis.