Oral Cancers, Tumors, Cysts & Biopsies

Oral tumors and cysts are comparatively rare lesions that develop in the soft tissues of the mouth and face or the jawbone, including:

  • Cysts
  • Benign (non-cancerous) tumors
  • Malignant (cancerous) tumors

Oral cysts and tumors are often symptom-free, which is why it is so important to have dental checkups regularly. Thankfully, most tumors and cysts are benign, but all oral tumors must be examined by a specialist as soon as possible.

Before Dr. Mahjoubi begins treatment, she biopsies all abnormal tissue. A biopsy removes part of the tumor or cyst so that Dr. Mahjoubi can determine if it is benign or malignant and what the best treatment options are. Depending on the type of tumor or cyst, surgery can be extensive or minimally invasive.

Getting a diagnosis of an oral tumor or cyst can be scary, but you’re in skilled and capable hands at Upper East. Dr. Mahjoubi is an experienced oral surgeon who prides herself in her office’s state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, if required, she maintains hospital privileges to offer patients the flexibility to work directly with her when extended oral and maxillofacial surgeries are needed.