When your general dentist or primary care physician is concerned with a spot or lump in your mouth, he or she may send you to see an oral surgeon for a biopsy. Our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Donald Steinberg, accepts referrals for patients with suspect pathological processes, or possible cancerous tumors. When the skin in your mouth is not a natural pink or coral shade, we consider this a red flag. At DFW Implant Team, we can provide you with a soft tissue biopsy (lip, cheek, gum, tongue, palate, or a combination of places inside or around the mouth) for oral disease at our Bedford, TX office. Please call our office today to schedule your appointment.
"I'm really young to be going through gum issues. I've been going here for almost 2 years. The staff is simply amazing! Dr. Steinberg is a phenomenal doctor. Words cannot describe how depressing and stressful having gum issues can be. He's an easy going, down-to earth, caring, trustworthy and most important honest doctor. His assistant is also caring. Jerri cleans my teeth once every 6 months. Always makes me feel comfortable. All around the BEST! Thank you guys for the difference you make in my life and I'm sure thousands of others."- G.B. / Facebook / Apr 12, 2017
"Everyone in this office is 100% amazing. Implants are a complicated, time consuming procedure that involve so many people. Dr. Steinberg and his staff make it very easy, make you feel comfortable and give you back an amazing gift. The gift to smile with confidence is priceless! I could not imagine having to go through this journey with a different team of people. All I can say is thank you for this gift!"- L.S. / Facebook / Jul 17, 2019
"Dr. Steinberg and his office go to great lengths and have purchased special equipment to keep us safe from Covid. Jerri is always so gentle and considerate when she cleans my teeth. She is a joy."- J.A. / Google / Nov 05, 2020
"Outstanding doctor, great staff friendly and caring !"- S.H. / Google / Oct 15, 2020
"Dr.Steinberg thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Fourth of July 2019 I knocked out my four front teeth from a motorized scooter accident. There was talk I had to remove what was left of my front teeth completely. Dr. Steinberg consulted with peers and mentors on how to save my mouth. After a mouth infection, three root canals, and many office visits full of tears, Dr.Steinberg decided we only needed to remove two teeth. He preformed magic on mouth and saved it from further damage as well. He helped in rebuilding what would soon be my beautiful smile. Thank you Dr. Steinberg. 11/10."- B.D. / Google / Sep 18, 2020
Reasons for Biopsy
Why would you need a soft tissue oral biopsy? At DFW Implant Team, we receive many referrals from area primary care physicians and general dentists who have a patient with a suspicious area of the gum, tongue, inside the cheek, on the roof of the mouth, and more. We are able to biopsy the area to be sent off to a laboratory for analysis. Some of the reasons for a biopsy are:
A bleeding sore that refuses to heal
A solid lump or a thick layer of skin on the inside of the mouth
Hoarseness or sore throats that never go away
Area of the mouth that makes it painful to chew or swallow
Red or white patches in or around the oral cavity
Every patient will have a different treatment plan designed specifically for the procedure's needs to accommodate the area of concern. Dr. Steinberg and his team of highly experienced surgical assistants will explain to you how the procedure will work in full detail and answer your questions before the day of the biopsy. We do offer 3 different types of sedation methods, and will numb the area before proceeding.
Outside sources, who refer their patients to DFW Implant Team, are usually:
Primary Care Physicians
Infectious Disease Specialists
Plan Your Procedure
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- How Long It Takes
- Follow Up Time
- 1 & 3 Weeks Post-Operation
- Procedure Recovery Location
We can schedule your appointment for a consultation or from a referral from your trusted physician or dentist. We want to make sure that you are on the road to better health, and the first step in the right direction is to know what we should be treating you for, and that can be accomplished with a soft tissue oral biopsy. Call today and talk to our friendly front office staff to make your appointment at your earliest convenience.