After Oral Biopsies

You may have undergone a soft tissue (gums, palate, cheek, tongue) or hard tissue (upper or lower jaw, tooth/teeth) biopsy procedure, each having a slightly different set of post-operative instructions.

Soft tissue biopsies

There may be stitches placed at the treatment site. If the stitches are of the dissolvable type, they will fall out on their own within 3 to 7 days. We will remove any stitches which have not dissolved on their own.

Hard tissue biopsies

A blood clot needs to form within the treatment site in order for healing of your gums and bone to occur. Do not disturb the surgical wound by touching, rinsing or spitting for the first 24 hours following treatment. If stitches were placed, they will dissolve in 3 to 7 days unless otherwise will be removed by our surgeons.