Here at the office of Dr. Marc B. Hertz, our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery experts are here to help you through any dental problems that may arise. One common issue that we treat in our patients is the development of oral cysts. If you ever notice any changes to the skin around your mouth, your gums, the roof of your mouth, or the floor of your mouth, or if you notice any swelling around the bones of your mouth or your face in general, you should always seek the opinion of a professional like Dr. Hertz. These symptoms can be indicative of an oral cyst.
Oral cysts can sound scary, but often they are benign, or non-cancerous. However, it is still necessary to undergo a biopsy to make sure that the cyst is not harmful or malignant. During a biopsy, our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery specialist will surgically remove a small portion of tissue from the area where irregularity has been noticed. From there, the tissue sample will be sent to the lab to be examined and evaluated. Once your results are ready, Dr. Hertz will discuss them with you and let you know if a cyst removal procedure is necessary.
Most cyst removals are simple procedures, and can be completed using local anesthesia. Larger cysts can be more complicated to remove, and so the precautions and surgical steps may be more extensive. These are the details that our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery experts will always discuss with you thoroughly beforehand so that you have a solid understanding of what your surgery will entail.
If you are looking to learn more about biopsies or any of the other many services provided by Dr. Hertz at our East Flatbush maxillofacial surgery facility, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to look through some additional information about what we do here. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, we encourage you to either give us a call or send us a message online to speak with someone from our staff. We look forward to working with you at Dr. Hertz’s office.