Why Is a Gum Biopsy Performed?

A gum biopsy is performed for several reasons, including:

  • Diagnosis of Gum Disease: To identify the cause of gum diseases that do not respond to standard treatments.
  • Assessment of Lesions and Growths: To determine if a growth or lesion on the gums is benign, precancerous, or cancerous.
  • Persistent Inflammation: To investigate chronic gum inflammation that does not resolve with routine dental care.
  • Unexplained Symptoms: To evaluate symptoms such as unexplained bleeding, swelling, or pain in the gums.