What Are Biopsies?

Biopsies in the field of dental care involve the removal and examination of tissue from the mouth to diagnose diseases, including oral cancer. At ConfiDent Smile Studio, Dr. Ken and Dr. Powell perform biopsies to identify abnormalities such as lesions, ulcers or suspicious growths. This procedure is crucial for the early detection of oral cancer and other oral health conditions, enabling timely and effective treatment.

Benefits of Biopsies

Undergoing a biopsy can provide critical information about your oral health, allowing our dentists and team to diagnose conditions accurately and formulate a targeted treatment plan. Early detection through biopsies can significantly improve treatment outcomes, especially in the case of oral cancer, where early intervention is key. Biopsies also help in determining the nature of mysterious oral lesions, distinguishing between benign and malignant growths.

Secure your oral health and peace of mind with precise biopsy services in Dallas and North Dallas, Texas. Contact our office at 214-888-6726 to schedule an examination and discuss any concerns you may have.

The Biopsy Process


Your procedure begins with a thorough examination and consultation, where we will discuss your symptoms and the need for a biopsy.


A small sample of tissue is carefully removed from the affected area under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort.


The sample is then sent to a laboratory for detailed analysis.


Results are typically available within a few days to a week, after which we will discuss the findings and next steps with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Biopsy Painful?

The biopsy area is numbed with local anesthesia, minimizing discomfort during the procedure. You may experience mild soreness afterward, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

How Long Does It Take to Get Biopsy Results?

Results from a biopsy can vary but are generally available within a week, allowing for prompt diagnosis and treatment planning.

Why Might I Need a Biopsy?

Biopsies are recommended if there are unexplained lesions, lumps or abnormalities in the mouth that need diagnosis to rule out or confirm conditions such as oral cancer.