Oral Medicine is the management of diseases of the soft tissues in the oral cavity. These problems can include diseases such as:
- Recurrent ulcers
- Suspicious lesions
- Oral manifestations of systemic diseases
- Oral pain
- Burning mouth problems
- Changes in the appearance of the soft tissues
My Dentist or Doctor has referred me for biopsy; does this mean I have cancer?
It is important to note that only a very small proportion of people who undergo investigation and biopsies of suspicious lesions actually have cancer.
What does a biopsy involve?
A biopsy is a procedure where a representative piece of tissue is removed for examination under a microscope. This allows Dr Hyam to plan your treatment or surgery with a diagnosis in place. Most soft tissue biopsies can be performed under local anaesthetic but some may require a general anaesthetic.