What Should Patients Expect During Recovery from a Tongue Biopsy?

During recovery from a tongue biopsy, patients may experience mild discomfort, swelling, or minor bleeding at the biopsy site. Pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers, and it’s important to eat soft foods and avoid spicy or acidic foods to prevent irritation. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial, but care should be taken to avoid disturbing the biopsy site. Healing generally takes a few days to a week.