You may experience soreness in the area after your biopsy procedure. Sometimes small stitches are placed to optimize healing. Depending on the location of your biopsy, the stitches may either be resorbable (will dissolve in your mouth over the period of a week), or they may need to be removed by your doctor during the follow-up visit. Generally, the tissues of the mouth are very resilient and heal quickly, almost always without scarring.
- Avoid stretching the oral tissues until healing is complete.
- Avoid hot food and drinks immediately after the procedure.
- Brush your teeth thoroughly but gently with a toothbrush.
- Keep your mouth as clean as possible. You can rinse with half a teaspoon of salt dissolved into warm water.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol as these greatly increase the risk of infection.
- Should you have any questions please call the doctor who performed the procedure.