What Are the Potential Risks and Complications of a Tongue Biopsy?

The potential risks and complications of a tongue biopsy are generally minimal but can include bleeding, infection, and pain at the biopsy site. In rare cases, there may be nerve damage resulting in altered sensation or numbness in the tongue. If any signs of infection, such as increased pain, redness, swelling, or fever occur, patients should contact their healthcare provider promptly.