If you have an area in your mouth that has been identified as abnormal, Dr. Fritz or Dr. Schuldt will examine the area and if necessary, perform a biopsy to diagnose. Our team works closely with oral pathologists at Mount Sinai Hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto to analyse all specimens collected.
Abnormal growth, pathology, or discolouration can occur anywhere in the mouth including the cheeks, gums, palate, tongue, and lips. It is important to assess and monitor the health of your gum tissues regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions about Oral Biopsy
How can I tell if this spot in my mouth is abnormal?
The tissues of our mouths are always renewing and proliferating. It is possible that during this process they spontaneously turn from normal to abnormal.
It is important to do an ‘at-home’ visual check of the tissues in our mouths. If you, or your dental team notice any abnormalities, it is important to have this area assessed by your periodontist who can further treatment plan.
When will I receive the results of my Oral Biopsy?
Our team works with the Oral Pathology lab of Mount Sinai Hospital. Your biopsy results return in two weeks time. At which point we will go through the results at your post-operative appointment with you.
Do you have a specific question about your need for an oral biopsy?
Please feel free to reach out to us and we will get back to you confidentially, as soon as possible.
Share a general comment or question about oral biopsies for us here.
Not your average blog posts…
About Oral Biopsies.
Presented by: Dr. Peter C. Fritz, B.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D.(C)., Ph.D. (Perio), M.B.A. The intra-oral and extra-oral soft tissue examination is an essential part of all dental exams. This examination...
The intra-oral and extra-oral soft tissue examination is an essential part of all dental exams. This examination is performed in a thorough and systematic nature to ensure that no parts of the head...
After your oral biopsy surgery, there are some steps to follow for quick and smooth recovery. Healing after an oral biopsy can be broken into periods. In the first 24 hours: Only after freezing has...
Proper care after your periodontal surgery will help your mouth to heal quickly. This includes a healthy, soft food diet. At first, your temporary soft food diet may seem challenging, but with some...
How can we help you?
Please call our office to speak to one of our team members.
No referral is necessary to make an appointment to see our clinical team and new patients are always welcomed.
Or please fill out our online Referral Form and a member of our team will reach out to you as soon as possible.
Join The Portage
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
We are Open! Despite recent lockdown measures put in place across the province of Ontario, our clinic provides an essential service and thus remains open to see and treat patients. We have extensive COVID-19 protocols in place to ensure that we maintain a safe space...
Have a question?
Connect with us about your specific situation and a member of our team will get back to you, confidentially, as soon as possible.
The official account for Dr. Peter Fritz Periodontal Wellness & Implant Surgery and all things community-based! 🛶
Our office is happy to announce our re-opening after a shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will be calling all of our patients to confirm their upcoming appointments with our team.
165 Highway 20 W, Suite 1 Fonthill, Ontario, L0S 1E5
The Current Hours of our Office are:
Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm