European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine
ISSN 2515-8260 Volume 07, Issue 10, 2020
Figure 2: Gingival growth or swelling
STEP 5: CONFIRMATION
For some lesions even thoughthe dental clinician aredefiniteabout clinical diagnosis, confirmation is
In certain situation, radiographs (intra oral periapical, orthopantomogram, or computed tomography
scan etc.,) or laboratory investigations (HIV testing, serum Ca and alkaline phosphatase levels,
haemoglobin estimation) or exfoliative cytology or biopsyare required for confirmation.
Dental Clinicianmay accomplish procedures like punch biopsy on their own. The following Table
tabulate oral lesions suitable for biopsy in general dental practice.
Table 1: ORAL LESIONS SUITABLE FOR BIOPSY IN GENERAL
Fibroma (fibroepithelial polyp, fibrous epulis, inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia, irritation
Peripheral giant cell granuloma
Papilloma Mucocele (with care not to rupture it)
Lichen planus (if diagnosis is unclear)