Oral Pathology Biopsy in Columbus OH

Stoner Periodontics has offices conveniently located in Dublin, New Albany, Springfield, and Chillicothe.

While most visits to the dentist focus primarily on checking the health and wellbeing of your teeth, it is important to remember that there are other areas your dentist is checking for general health, including areas inside the mouth, including your gums, palate, and lips, and areas outside of your mouth, such as the glands and muscles in your neck, your skin, and temporomandibular joint.

It is important to remember that the overall health of your mouth can indicate the overall health of your body. It is critical that you do not ignore or avoid addressing suspicious sores or lumps. If you find something during a self checkup that you are uncertain or worried about, please contact us as soon as you can. Treating issues early is the best way to prevent other issues from developing.

If your dentist has suggested a biopsy, that means they have decided to remove a piece of tissue that will be sent to our lab to determine if there is a greater problem that needs to be addressed. In addition to determining the nature of your growth, this sample will also help your dentist determine a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs, if this should prove to be necessary.

In working to prevent and catch oral cancer, it is important to schedule frequent checkups with your dentist and to practice self-examinations regularly.

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Most Common Oral Diseases

Because it can be life-threatening and early detection dramatically improves survival rates, oral cancer is the most significant disease that will be looked for during your examination. It is important to be aware that there are additional types of oral diseases that you may be examined for, including the following:

  • Leukoplakia: This condition is generally benign and presents itself as white patches inside of the mouth. These lesions are usually biopsied.
  • Fibroma: This is a thick mass that feels like a lump that forms in the lining of your mouth. 
  • Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid: This autoimmune disease is not life threatening, but may cause oral lesions.
  • Lichen Planus: This inflammatory disease can cause discomfort.
  • Pregnancy Tumors: These benign swellings can form on the gum tissue of pregnant women. These generally occur due to the bodies hormonal changes.

In addition to diagnosing these oral diseases, a visit to Stoner Periodontic Specialists has the potential to catch other systemic diseases early, including heart disease, diabetes, and Crohn’s disease.

Contributing Oral Cancer Factors

There are a number or research supported factors that are believed to be contributing factors to oral cancer.

Unsurprisingly, alcohol and tobacco use are the leading culprits, which is evidenced by the fact that the mortality rate of smokers compared to nonsmokers is four times higher. Other factors that are believed to play a role in developing oral cancer include poorly fit dentures, nutritional deficiencies, chronic infections, and poor oral hygiene practices.

Call Stoner Periodontics in Columbus today at (614) 392-7384 for your consultation. Let us help you regain the lost confidence in your smile and improve your oral health.


Stoner Periodontics has 4 locations to better serve the greater Columbus, Ohio metro including:

Dublin, Ohio | New Albany, Ohio | Springfield, OhioChillicothe, Ohio

Monthly Self Examinations

Whether you are a smoker or a drinker or simply concerned with your general oral health, it is a good idea to practice regular monthly oral self-exams. While performing this exam, be sure to follow these steps:

  • Remove dentures (if necessary)
  • Tilt your head back so you can examine the roof of your mouth
  • Feel the inside of your gums for any abnormalities
  • Use your finger as a hook to stretch your cheek out to inspect the inside surface and gums for any abnormalities
  • Stick your gum out and check its surface for any irregularities
  • Feel the side of your neck and base of your jaw for any lumps that feel enlarged

It is also important to contact your oral health care professional if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Red and/or white patches
  • Sores that fail to heal and/ or bleed
  • Chronic cough, hoarseness, or sore throat
  • Unexplained lumps or masses in the neck region
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing

If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned issues, or are concerned about your general oral health, please contact our staff.

Do I Need a Biopsy?

The majority of oral lesions end up being benign, but if your dentist sees any possibility that the lesion has the potential to be cancerous or pre-cancerous, they will likely schedule a biopsy procedure. Every case will be different, but if your dentist decides to schedule a biopsy, they will likely provide a local anesthetic.

Common Presentations of Lesions of the Oral Cavity and Jaw and Oral Cysts

There are a variety of lesions that can present themselves in the jaw or oral cavity. Specifically, they may invade or occur in the following tissue areas:

  • Mucosa
  • Soft tissue
  • Muscle
  • Salivary glands
  • Lymph tissue
  • Nerves
  • Hard tissue
  • Teeth
  • Bone

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Associated Costs

Prior to scheduling the procedure, your dentist will review your treatment options with you, and then our staff will be happy to discuss the fees associated with having the procedure.

We are committed to helping you receive the dental care you need in a manner that fits your budget.

High Quality Care You Can Trust

At Stoner Periodontic Specialists, we are committed to providing patients with high quality, attentive and individualized care in order to promote complete oral health through wellness and rejuvenation. We achieve this by utilizing cutting-edge technology, state of the art procedures and traditional practice to treat patients and exceed expectations.

Practicing regular self-exams and visiting your dentist biannually are the best steps you can take to catching oral issues early. Scheduling your appointment for this procedure is your first steps towards begin proactive with your oral health.

If you would like to meet our team, take a tour of our facilities, or discuss having this checkup with our knowledgeable staff, please contact us today. At Stoner Periodontic Specialists, we are committed to providing you with the support you need!