After Biopsy

Sutures in the mouth after biopsy are delicate and are typically near the muscles that help you smile, and swallow. Tongue lesions that have been removed are also delicate and can be painful as the site rubs against adjacent teeth. It is important to eat softer foods for 2-3 days. Hydrogen Peroxide in the form of Colgate Peroxyl can help soothe the area and keep it clean.  Gentle salt water rinses 2-3 times daily will also help keep the site clean and promote faster healing. You may need sutures removed after 5 days. A biopsy report will follow 1-2 weeks after surgery. Expect a phone call from a team member.